The Not For Tourists Guide to Chicago is a map-based, neighborhood-by-neighborhood dream guide that divides Chi-Town into sixty mapped neighborhoods from Gold Coast and Lincoln Park to Wrigleyville and Lakeview.
Designed to lighten the load of already street-savvy locals, commuters, business travelers, and yes, tourists too, every map is dotted with user-friendly NFT icons that plot the nearest essential services and entertainment locations, while providing important information on things like kid-friendly activities, public transportation, restaurants, bars, and Chicago’s art scene.
Need to find the best deep-dish pizza hideouts around? NFT has you covered. How about a list of the top sports attractions in the famously sports-crazy city? We’ve got that, too. The nearest beach, jazz club, coffee shop, or bookstore—whatever you need—NFT puts it at your fingertips. This book also features:
• A foldout highway map
• Sections on the North Side, Near North Side, Near West Side, the Greater Loop, the South Side, and Greater Chicago
• More than 150 neighborhood and city maps
It’s the only key to the Windy City that Rahm Emanuel can’t give you.
Not For Tourists (NFT) released their first book, a guide to Manhattan, in May of 2000. Today, NFT is an urban lifestyle brand that works closely with city and neighborhood editors in Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, and New York. Their offices are in New York City.
“For people who don’t want to be seen carrying a guidebook.” —New York Times
“A series of guides designed to make you feel like a local.” —CNN
“This is one guidebook you won’t find in the fanny pack next to the wet wipes.” —Entertainment