Welcome!

Explore Chicago with a friendly, knowledgeable local as your guide! This FREE service matches visitors with enthusiastic, city-wise volunteers for 2-4 hour guided visits of Chicago.

Register for a Greeter Visit  

Take a Greeter Visit

Let a friendly, knowledgeable local give you an insider’s orientation to Chicago!  Register at least 10 business days in advance for a FREE 2-4 hour guided visit of Chicago. Greeter visits are customized based on your choice of neighborhoods, language and interests.  We have over 200 enthusiastic volunteers waiting to share their expertise and passion about the city with you!

Meet an InstaGreeter

Looking for more flexibility, or making plans to visit Chicago at the last minute?  Let InstaGreeter take you on a FREE hour-long guided walk of Downtown or popular neighborhoods and attractions.  InstaGreeter is offered on weekends, and registration is not required.

Be a Volunteer

Love Chicago? Share your expertise with visitors from all over the world!  Learn more on how to become a Chicago Greeter.

See Greeter Photos

Experience historic landmarks, unique shops, that one-of-a-kind ethnic eatery and hidden gems galore on a Chicago Greeter visit!  See where some of our visitors have been. See photos of visitors and Greeters exploring the city.