The Run Down
This itinerary is part of our "Known/Unknown" series, where we pair a Chicago landmark with overlooked places nearby. For fans of literature and architecture, you'll visit two smaller museums near the loop that operate in the shadow of the mega-institutions nearby. Between those stops, you'll spend time underneath Michigan Avenue for "cheeps" and "cheezborgers" at a longstanding tavern wrapped in Chicago nostalgia. This is especially great when you have a random free day to explore spots you've always meant to visit, or if you have family or friends who've done all the main touristy stuff and are coming back on a second or third visit.