Souvenir Shopping Part 2, Chicago

Souvenir Shopping Part 2, Chicago
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You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the iOS app "Chicago Map and Walks" on iTunes App Store or the Android app "Chicago Map and Walks" on Google Play. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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It would be a pity to leave Chicago without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Chicago, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Souvenir Shopping Part 2 Map

Guide Name: Souvenir Shopping Part 2
Guide Location: USA » Chicago (See other walking tours in Chicago)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.9 km
Author: Daniel
Lincoln Antique Mall

1) Lincoln Antique Mall

Situated on West Irving Park Road in Irving Park, Chicago, Lincoln Antique Mall abounds in antique furniture, jewelry, stained glass, paintings, posters and various tchotchkes. Among other antiques, the shop offers a large choice of chandelier lampshades and items spanning different styles - from Victorian to mid-century modern to Art Deco to Traditional to Mission to French. With over 7,000 square feet of commercial space, the mall houses more than 50 antique dealers showcasing a variety of...   view more
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Half Acre Beer Company

2) Half Acre Beer Company

What to buy here: locally brewed beer.

Half Acre Beer Company is new on the Chicago beer scene, but is quickly becoming a northside neighborhood staple. Their beer is brewed and packaged on-site at 4257 N. Lincoln Ave., where they offer tours every Saturday at 1 p.m. for $10. In 2010 Half Acre became the first Chicago brewer to can beer. Take home a six-pack of their Daisy Cutter, Gossamer or Over Ale beer for $8.99 or try one of their specialty brews, which vary by season. You can also fill...   view more
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Enjoy, An Urban General Store

3) Enjoy, An Urban General Store

What to buy here: Chicago Ties.

Every weekday, an average of 1.6 million rides are taken on the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), the nation’s second largest transportation system. When you’re commuting to work back home, show your love for Chicago with a Josh Bach El map tie ($42). Locals vary their spelling between “L” and “El,” which stands for “elevated,” since the majority of the train system is above ground. The 100-percent silk tie showcases the red line on the northside...   view more
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Koval distillery store

4) Koval distillery store

What to buy here: Koval Distillery Spirits.

The name “Koval” is Yiddish for “blacksmith,” but can also refer to someone who does something out of the ordinary – a fitting name for the first craft distillery in the city of Chicago. Since 2008 they’ve been making their own spirits entirely in-house in their Ravenswood distillery, which you can tour every Wednesday and Saturday for $10. Enjoy one of their single-grain white whiskeys that got them started, such as their smooth-tasting...   view more
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Wrigleyville Sports

5) Wrigleyville Sports

What to buy here: Sports Jerseys.

Chicago has been voted Best Sports City three times by “Sporting News.” The Windy City is one of only four US cities to have all five professional teams. Customize your favorite team’s jersey with your own name, or choose your favorite player’s, like Jay Cutler’s authentic Bears white jersey for $245 or a $160 Patrick Kane jersey. Wear it and pretend you scored the winning overtime shot to win the Blackhawks the Stanley Cup in 2010. If you’re a...   view more
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