The start of Chicago’s summer tourist season was a far cry from the way it was back in the Before Times. What passed for “bustling” this year would have been considered “ghost town” in years past. But with only half of Illinoisans properly jabbed, perhaps it’s good that we’re not all breathing each other’s air just yet.
Those who did go out and do the tourist thing discovered that the Chicago Architecture Center is back up and running.
While the world was asleep, the Center overhauled its popular diorama of Chicago — always useful for finding hidden surface parking lots among the 4,250 miniature buildings on display. Keep an eye out for new kids on the block, The Saint Regis Chicago, and 110 North Wacker.
Walking tours, and boat tours are also a “go” this season for those who love buildings, but want to stay outside.
The CAC is still operating on a reduced schedule, so if you want to stop by, do so between 10am and 5pm Thursday through Sunday.