What we're about

Interested in exploring all that Chicago has to offer? We are, too.

We elbow our way throughout the Chicago area and elsewhere (the South Loop remains our main base). We learn about what Chicago has to offer and get involved in our communities. Everyone shares a story or two about the area, buildings, businesses, neighborhood, history, favorite spots, ourselves, etc. And we get a lot of steps in along the way.

We are inclusive and everyone is welcome -- whether you're a local, new to the area, an expat or even just visiting. Join us (we do not charge you to be a member)!

Note: When signing up for an event, please do your best to show up, limit cancellations and avoid "no show" status (we are often reserving tables and involving others to commit their time to support our group).

As a member of our Meetup, you are also counted as a member of the Chicago Explorers Foundation, a nonprofit we created that is dedicated to inspiring better wellness and connections. We use our collective voice and efforts to favorably influence social wellness in Chicago and beyond.

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Special Thanks to Those Who Join Our Cause:

• Aurelio's at Roosevelt and Michigan

• Bar Louie South Loop

• Dick's Last Resort

• Dusek's | Punch House | Tack Room

• Half Sour

• Hilton Chicago

• Island Party Hut

• Kitty O'Shea's

• Kurah Mediterranean

• Manny's Cafeteria & Deli

• Modern Chinese Cook Book

• Motor Row Brewing

• Nando's Roosevelt Collection

• Reggies Chicago

• River North Design District

• Sparrow Chicago

• Weather Mark Tavern

Special thanks to other businesses that have opened their doors to us, including Macy's at Water Tower Place, Starbucks Reserve Roastery on Michigan Avenue, Fannie May Chocolates on Michigan Avenue and Relo's Board Game and Dessert Cafe in Little Italy.

Past events (58)

Fall in Chicago Downtown Walk (Please take photos)

Balbo & Michigan

Haunted Downtown Walk

The Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center

South Loop Public Safety Meeting

Online event

Spontaneous Walk in the South Loop

Dearborn Station

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