The best thing on TV: Geoffrey Baer Tours

The WTTW website describes him as “wildly popular”, but for those of you who aren’t familiar with Geoffrey Baer, he is this guy:

He’s awesome, I know. Still not ringing a bell? Well, he is the face of the Geoffrey Baer specials on WTTW/PBS. He hosts a series of video tours of Chicago which are both entertaining and enlightening. In each video he travels through different regions, giving interesting tidbits of historical and current information along the way. If you haven’t seen one of these yet, I would highly suggest checking one out. Although I love the entire series, here are my top 3 (with links to the videos):

The Fox River Valley/Chain o’ Lakes:
(video not available on WTTW – check your local listing for upcoming showtimes and prepare your DVR!)

South of Chicago:

Chicago’s North Shore: