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 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!
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Greeters are volunteers who are passionate about sharing their love for their city with visitors from around the world. A Greeter will take you on a 2-4 hours walk in the city free-of-charge, showing you places, neighborhoods, and off-the-beaten-track spots. You will see the city through the eyes of a local while hearing personal stories, anecdotes, cultural aspects, and experience the city in its authenticity. Read more …
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Denver Greeter invites you to discover the Mile High City and Colorado, home to seven professional sports teams, the Rocky Mountains, the Great Sand Dunes, 30 natural hot springs, and 58 fourteeners. Colorado is a magnet for adventure seekers as it offers the country’s best skiing, snowboarding, hiking, rafting, kayaking, and rock climbing. Return to Denver for its art, music, food, and shopping. With over 300 days of sunshine annually and low humidity, Denver is a great place to visit, any time.
Houston, the fourth largest city in America, is also the most ethnically diverse. Residents celebrate that by enjoying food of many ethnicities. There are more theater seats here than any place except New York City. And the Museum of Fine Arts has just completed its third building on the compact campus. The world’s largest medical facility is here (Texas Medical Center) and NASA, home of the US astronauts. Considered the „energy capital of the world“ there is truly something for everyone to enjoy.
Come experience Nashville, a city where music is inspired, created, recorded, and performed. Beyond the Music City reputation, Nashville is home to award-winning chefs and restaurants, historical attractions, unique and diverse neighborhoods, and so much more!
Founded in 1992 as the first “welcome visitor” program of its kind, the idea grew from friendly exchanges founder Lynn Brooks had with people she met on her own vacation travels around the world.Lynn realized that New York City suffered from an image problem: almost everyone she spoke to wanted to visit New York City, but thought the city was too dangerous, expensive and overwhelming.Lynn wanted the world to know New York City as she did: a great big small town with diverse neighborhoods, mom-and-pop stores, fun places to dine, and friendly residents who go out of their way to help an out-of-towner feel welcome.Today, there are about 300 volunteer Greeters who bring visitors to neighborhoods in New York City, and 30 volunteers who work in Big Apple Greeter’s office in every aspect of the program, from answering visitors’ questions and matching visitors with Greeters, to computer tech support and special events.Since its start in 1992, Big Apple Greeter has welcomed more than 150,000 visitors from all 50 states and 124 countries, with visits conducted in 22 languages.A December 2004 survey conducted by New York University Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management found that 97% of survey respondents said that their Greeter experience made their trips to New York City much more successful.
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I had the most wonderful time with my Greeter Anat. She took me to very special and quaint spots...
Our time with Fred, an International Greeter in Hamburg, was a highlight of our month in Europe....