Adventures in lifelong learning.
JCC Chicago, in partnership with Road Scholar, invites you to discover Chicago’s vibrant history, arts and culinary scene with local and renowned experts for in-depth and behind-the-scenes learning. Experience the city’s signature landmarks, neighborhoods and cultural treasures with docents who give you the opportunity to explore and thoroughly examine aspects of the city that meet your particular interests. JCC’s Road Scholar travel gives you a chance to go where others can’t go, because our connections with local “insiders” show you Chicago in a way that’s better than going on your own or on a regular “tour.” Plus, you’ll be experiencing the city with people from all over the country who share your love of travel and passion for experiential learning.
Out and About in Chicago: Art, Architecture, History and More
Chicago is a vibrant city packed with enough art, history, culture and stories to capture the mind of any visitor. Join local experts on walks through the city’s diverse neighborhoods to study their connections to the immigrant history of this melting-pot city. See how the story of Chicago’s evolution is told in its preserved architecture and pay visits to leading museums and cultural institutions in preparation for your own independent discoveries of the aspects of the city that speak to you.
Architectural Masterworks of Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright revolutionized architecture, opening up new realms for designers and creating new challenges for builders and engineers. Of the 532 Frank Lloyd Wright structures in the U.S., over 150 of them were built in Illinois and Wisconsin. Celebrate the work of this legendary architect as you visit some of his greatest works in the Midwest. Through discussions and field trips with Wright experts, learn how his work continues to impact modern architecture, and discover some of that modern architecture on city explorations of Madison, Racine, Milwaukee, Oak Park and Chicago with local experts.
Intergenerational Adventures in the Windy City
Join up with your grandchildren for an in-depth exploration of all that this city has to offer. Experience Chicago from the shores of Lake Michigan and from the parks and museums alongside it, and get to know the entire city from the tallest building in North America to Wrigley Field to Hyde Park, home of President Obama.
Signature City Chicago: Your Kind of Town
Discover Chicago’s glittering skyscrapers, fine dining, revitalized lakefront, urbane cultural scene, celebrated museums and the tony Magnificent Mile on an exceptional adventure that draws back the curtain on Chicagoans and their kind of town.