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Geoffrey Baer on the Making of ‘Chicago on Vacation’


WTTW’s Geoffrey Baer has explored almost every inch of the Chicago area in TV specials for more than 20 years.

On Tuesday, he hits the road.

Baer takes Chicago on vacation by visiting 20 iconic road trip destinations within driving distance of the city. It’s all in the new show “Chicago on Vacation with Geoffrey Baer.” The show premieres at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on WTTW.

Looking for nearby hiking trails, beaches, or just a quick escape from the city? A new website launched in conjunction with the show offers a choose-your-own-adventure feature to help with trip planning, and entries from Baer’s own travel journal.

Baer joins us to discuss the making of the show and provide some travel tips. 


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