Tours & Excursions

Suggested sights to visit and things to do during your visit to Chicago.

Wednesday, July 4th

Chicago Cubs
vs. Detroit Tigers

The Chicago Cubs are one of the city’s two Major League Baseball teams. The team’s home stadium, Wrigley Field, was built in 1914 and is located in the Central Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago’s north side. Wrigley Field is one of the top ten major league baseball fields in the U.S.

  • When: Wednesday, July 4th
  • Time: 1:20 pm
  • Where: Wrigley Field, Outfield, Field box, Section 142
  • How Much: $165 (10 tickets available)

Chicago’s First Lady Architectural Cruise

Experience the “top tour in Chicago and one of the top ten tours in the U.S. The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady Cruises glides smoothly along all three branches of the Chicago River. Learn about the architecture and design of over 50 buildings as described by CAF-Certified Volunteer Docents/Guides. You’ll find out how Chicago grew from a small settlement into one of the world’s largest cities in less than 100 years. In 90 minutes, get the real story on Chicago architecture and its history.

  • When: Wednesday, July 4th
  • Time: 5P-7P
  • How much: $48 per person

Thursday, July 5th


Join us for the return of our heart touching and moving event, NSA’s Got Talent! Jr. Witness our kids pouring heart and soul into their acts, with a shot at performing in the main NSA’s Got Talent! event on Friday evening. Is your child interested in participating? Email a brief description of their talent to  All children wishing to perform will be accepted.

  • When: Thursday, July 5th from 3-5 pm
  • Where: Conference Hotel
  • How much: Free

Double Decker

Whether you’re a first-time visitor to Chicago or a lifelong resident, the Chicago Double Decker Highlights Tour is the perfect way to see the Windy City. This entertaining and informative two-hour tour passes by Chicago’s historic landmarks, classic movie locations, and the city’s hottest attractions.

  • When: Thursday, July 5th
  • Time: 6P-8P
  • How much: $19.50 per person

NSA Bowling Night – It’s How We Roll

Assume your stance and ‘aim for the beak’ as we hit the lanes for an evening of fun! Grab your friends and family, rack up the pins, and bowl a few frames with the NSA. Don’t get penalized with a foul, though, sign up now as tickets will NOT be sold onsite.

  • When: Thursday, July 5th
  • Time: 7P-9P
  • How much: $44/person (includes bowling, drinks/appetizers)


NSA 5th Annual BINGO Blow out! Conference attendees of all ages (parents must accompany children ages 12 and younger) are invited to join new friends and conference veterans for fun, food, and a few rounds of bingo…but this isn’t your grandma’s bingo! Enjoy jokes and trivia while testing your luck, and you just might take home one of the many fun prizes we will have on hand.

  • When: Thursday, July 5th
  • Time: 7P-8:30P
  • How Much: $15 per person

Initial buy-in includes three bingo cards for each of the 10 games played, an NSA highlighter to use to mark your cards, and refreshments & snacks.

NSA Laughs!

Join us for two hours of off-the-chart humor as we feature some of the most hilarious stand-up comics from within the NSA. From professional to amateur, they’ll all be on hand to make sure you’re rolling in the aisles with laughter!

  • When: Thursday, July 5th
  • Time: 9P-11P
  • How much: $10 per person

Friday, July 6th

Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds

  • When: Friday July 6th
  • Time: 1:20PM
  • Where: Wrigley Field, Section 512
  • How much: $71 per ticket (Limited tickets available)


After tremendous success, NSA’s Got Talent returns in 2018 bigger and better than ever! The best and the brightest in our NSA will perform a variety of talents and skills for your enjoyment, and you will decide the outcome! Interested in participating? Submit a brief (3-5 minutes) audition clip to

  • When: Friday, July 6th
  • Time: 7P-9P
  • How much: $15 per person