Your first question may be – what the heck is the Pedway anyway? And my answer would be, the Pedway (along with Lower Wacker IMHO) is the unsung hero of Chicago. Sure, some may see only shoe-shine places and convenience stores, but we know better! When we start to dig into the Pedway and examine it – it reveals itself to be a fascinating study. The Pedway is a series of walkways that run above and below (mostly below) buildings in the Loop it’s not a well-known part of the city, a mystery to even the most seasoned natives. It will challenge your logic, your senses (it mostly smells pretty good, I promise!) and definitely your sense of direction. There’s art and beauty and life down there, and the best part is, you are basically getting a full Chicago highlights tour without ever going outside! So good. Keep in mind the Monday/Thursday Pedway tours are different from the Saturday Pedway tour. They’re both fun and weird, but they’re different for sure. The Monday/Thursday tour keeps west of Michigan Ave – we see interiors like REALLY pretty City Hall, the doomed State of Illinois Building and Marshall Fields. There’s more architecture talk on this tour, we clip along at a pretty pace and there’s a little more action since it’s the weekday. The Saturday tour ends up east of Michigan Ave. It’s quieter tour, a bit more leisurely. We see some great interiors like Macy’s (ahem, Marshall Fields) and the Cultural Center, but we cross under more office buildings, through railroads – it’s more utilitarian in its feel. And it definitely feels a bit more abandoned too – it’s fun.