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Guidebook for Chicago

Marty & Rob

Guidebook for Chicago

Getting Around
84 Peterson Bus to the Bryn Mawr Red Line train stop
Ridge & Clark
84 Peterson Bus to the Bryn Mawr Red Line train stop
Take the train into the city or North. Take the 84 Peterson just around the corner for a five min bus ride to the Bryn Mawr Red line stop.
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Bryn Mawr Red Line Station
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Take the train into the city or North. Take the 84 Peterson just around the corner for a five min bus ride to the Bryn Mawr Red line stop.
22 Clark bus will take you all the way down town trough all of the North East side neighborhoods.
Clark & Thorndale
22 Clark bus will take you all the way down town trough all of the North East side neighborhoods.
Divvy
1562 W Bryn Mawr Ave
Food Scene
Great breakfast, $$ brunch and food in general. Very popular for brunch expect to wait. Globally inspired, new American style cooking. 7 min walk from our house.
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m.henry
5707 North Clark Street
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Great breakfast, $$ brunch and food in general. Very popular for brunch expect to wait. Globally inspired, new American style cooking. 7 min walk from our house.
Great Irish pub. Bar food and drinks!! $$ With floor-to-ceiling windows, it's a fun place to enjoy food. It is cozy and has a sophisticated atmosphere. There menu is filled with distinctive specialties, which are all great comfort foods. They have an emphasis on farm-to-table, sustainable, local ingredients. 19 min walk, 5 min drive, 10 min transit from our house.
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Lady Gregory's Irish Bar & Restaurant
5260 North Clark Street
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Great Irish pub. Bar food and drinks!! $$ With floor-to-ceiling windows, it's a fun place to enjoy food. It is cozy and has a sophisticated atmosphere. There menu is filled with distinctive specialties, which are all great comfort foods. They have an emphasis on farm-to-table, sustainable, local ingredients. 19 min walk, 5 min drive, 10 min transit from our house.
Great gourmet burger $$ as well as house brewed beer and strong cocktails. Live entertainment on weekends. Check out there web site for details. 16 min. walk, 5 min drive, 8 min transit from our home.
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Hamburger Mary's
5400 North Clark Street
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Great gourmet burger $$ as well as house brewed beer and strong cocktails. Live entertainment on weekends. Check out there web site for details. 16 min. walk, 5 min drive, 8 min transit from our home.
Breakfast, sandwiches & other light fare $$ served in a bohemian cafe with a boutique in the rear. 18 min. walk, 5 min drive, 9 min transit from our home.
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Kopi Cafe
5317 North Clark Street
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Breakfast, sandwiches & other light fare $$ served in a bohemian cafe with a boutique in the rear. 18 min. walk, 5 min drive, 9 min transit from our home.
Deli $, Grocery, and Sweets Hummus, savory pies & baklava, plus traditional spices & ingredients. Great to take out for home or picnic. 21 min. walk, 5m drive, 7m transit from our home.
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Middle East Bakery & Grocery
1512 West Foster Avenue
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Deli $, Grocery, and Sweets Hummus, savory pies & baklava, plus traditional spices & ingredients. Great to take out for home or picnic. 21 min. walk, 5m drive, 7m transit from our home.
Great Pizza and wonderful Italian dishes. Pizza is not as good as Giordano's. $$ 19 min. walk, 5m drive, 7m by transit from our home.
Ranalli's
1512 W Berwyn Ave
Great Pizza and wonderful Italian dishes. Pizza is not as good as Giordano's. $$ 19 min. walk, 5m drive, 7m by transit from our home.
Indie cafe $ serving up coffee, baked goods, wine & craft beers in a stylish, modern space. 9 min. walk, 3m drive, from our home.
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The Coffee Studio
5628 North Clark Street
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Indie cafe $ serving up coffee, baked goods, wine & craft beers in a stylish, modern space. 9 min. walk, 3m drive, from our home.
Comfy neighborhood ice cream shop $. Serving classic & unique flavors, plus sundaes, cupcakes & coffee. 18 min walk, 4m drive, 7m transit from our home.
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George's Ice Cream & Sweets
5306 North Clark Street
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Comfy neighborhood ice cream shop $. Serving classic & unique flavors, plus sundaes, cupcakes & coffee. 18 min walk, 4m drive, 7m transit from our home.
Seasonal, rustic Italian fare $$$ but good food. Also a companion wine list served in a cozy setting with outdoor patio. 18 min walk, 4m drive, 7m transit from our home.
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Anteprima
5316 North Clark Street
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Seasonal, rustic Italian fare $$$ but good food. Also a companion wine list served in a cozy setting with outdoor patio. 18 min walk, 4m drive, 7m transit from our home.
Eatery that puts a modern spin on breakfast favorites $$. Also offers Greek-inspired dishes & lunch too. 15 min. walk, 4m drive, 7m transit from our home.
Kanela Breakfast Club
5413 N Clark St
Eatery that puts a modern spin on breakfast favorites $$. Also offers Greek-inspired dishes & lunch too. 15 min. walk, 4m drive, 7m transit from our home.
Un-fussy Jewish deli $. Featuring potato pancakes, matzo balls, bagels, pastrami & chopped liver. 13 min. walk 3m drive, 5m transit from our home.
JB's Deli
5501 North Clark Street
Un-fussy Jewish deli $. Featuring potato pancakes, matzo balls, bagels, pastrami & chopped liver. 13 min. walk 3m drive, 5m transit from our home.
100+ sandwich options plus beer, bourbon & live music $$ in a sleek space with indoor & outdoor seats. If you want amazing comfort food like Lobster Po Boys, a crazy long selection of craft beer try 150+ and karaoke all available at your fingertips. 15 min. walk 3m drive from our home.
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Jerry's
5419 North Clark Street
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100+ sandwich options plus beer, bourbon & live music $$ in a sleek space with indoor & outdoor seats. If you want amazing comfort food like Lobster Po Boys, a crazy long selection of craft beer try 150+ and karaoke all available at your fingertips. 15 min. walk 3m drive from our home.
Extensive selection $$ of 100+ craft beers, artisanal cocktails and wine, tons of whiskey & specialty cocktails are paired with upscale bar food (comfort food). The kitchen stays open late every night. Some say it has the best burgers in Chicago. 11 min. walk 3 min drive, from our home.
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Little Bad Wolf
1541 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
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Extensive selection $$ of 100+ craft beers, artisanal cocktails and wine, tons of whiskey & specialty cocktails are paired with upscale bar food (comfort food). The kitchen stays open late every night. Some say it has the best burgers in Chicago. 11 min. walk 3 min drive, from our home.
Krispy Krunchy Chicken!!! This is a hidden gem. $... It is the best fried chicken I've had in Chicago and it is located inside a Citgo Gas station. Make sure you get biscuits. Fried corn on the cob is good as well. OK everything is good and so inexpensive. Don't get it delivered it may take a long time and you want it HOT. Open 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM. 10 min walk, 3 min drive from our house. you have to park in the gas station to get your food :-)
Peterson KKC
1840 W Peterson Ave
Krispy Krunchy Chicken!!! This is a hidden gem. $... It is the best fried chicken I've had in Chicago and it is located inside a Citgo Gas station. Make sure you get biscuits. Fried corn on the cob is good as well. OK everything is good and so inexpensive. Don't get it delivered it may take a long time and you want it HOT. Open 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM. 10 min walk, 3 min drive from our house. you have to park in the gas station to get your food :-)
One Block away North on Paulina. Seattle-based coffee house $$$ known for its signature roasts, light bites and WiFi availability. Starbucks uses the highest quality arabica coffee as the base for its espresso drinks. They have roughly 50 drinks on there menu (and 50+ food items), and infinite ways to customize them.
Starbucks
5970 N Ridge Ave
One Block away North on Paulina. Seattle-based coffee house $$$ known for its signature roasts, light bites and WiFi availability. Starbucks uses the highest quality arabica coffee as the base for its espresso drinks. They have roughly 50 drinks on there menu (and 50+ food items), and infinite ways to customize them.
Drinks & Nightlife
This is a great Martini bar. $$ It has a great atmosphere and friendly staff, and has a chocolate hazelnut martini... yum. (Gay clientele). 16 min walk, 5 min drive, 7 min transit from our home.
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Marty's
1511 West Balmoral Avenue
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This is a great Martini bar. $$ It has a great atmosphere and friendly staff, and has a chocolate hazelnut martini... yum. (Gay clientele). 16 min walk, 5 min drive, 7 min transit from our home.
Great Food $$ (sauteed mussels) and Very large assortment of beers as well as mixed drinks. 23 min walk or 5 min drive 10 min transit from our home.
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Hopleaf
5148 North Clark Street
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Great Food $$ (sauteed mussels) and Very large assortment of beers as well as mixed drinks. 23 min walk or 5 min drive 10 min transit from our home.
Our neighborhood bar!! $. Lively, colorful, cash-only LGBT-friendly bar with basic eats & weekend DJs amid art-lined walls. The art collection of images curated around images about women. The works were chosen for their beauty, relevance, and provocative nature. Stop Sundays and enjoy a Free buffet 4-6pm & $3 Vodka lemonade all night. Mondays Buck Burger night 4-11:50pm. Check online for other daily drink/food specials. The owner has a restaurant next door called "TWEET"which has great food & Sat/Sun brunch a unique Chicago experience. 30 min walk, 8 min drive/Uber from our house.
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Big Chicks
5024 North Sheridan Road
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Our neighborhood bar!! $. Lively, colorful, cash-only LGBT-friendly bar with basic eats & weekend DJs amid art-lined walls. The art collection of images curated around images about women. The works were chosen for their beauty, relevance, and provocative nature. Stop Sundays and enjoy a Free buffet 4-6pm & $3 Vodka lemonade all night. Mondays Buck Burger night 4-11:50pm. Check online for other daily drink/food specials. The owner has a restaurant next door called "TWEET"which has great food & Sat/Sun brunch a unique Chicago experience. 30 min walk, 8 min drive/Uber from our house.
Upscale spot high atop the John Hancock Center $$$ with unreal views, American fare and a separate lounge. A bit pricey but worth it for the view and experience. If you go and have a drink you have the same views as the John Hancock Observatory without having to paying $20.50 a person. 18 min drive by car. 49m by transit.
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The Signature Room at the 95th®
875 North Michigan Avenue
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Upscale spot high atop the John Hancock Center $$$ with unreal views, American fare and a separate lounge. A bit pricey but worth it for the view and experience. If you go and have a drink you have the same views as the John Hancock Observatory without having to paying $20.50 a person. 18 min drive by car. 49m by transit.
Hole in the wall dive bar $ that is a must if you are in the area. Friendly and welcoming bartenders cash only bar with great priced drinks famous for their glögg (mulled wine) with a big beer selection and jukebox. It's a Long-standing (80+years) kichy neighborhood bar with a mixed crowd. 15 min walk, 7 min drive, 9 min transit from our house. http://www.chibarproject.com/Reviews/Simon%27s/Simon%27s.htm
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Simon's Tavern
5210 North Clark Street
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Hole in the wall dive bar $ that is a must if you are in the area. Friendly and welcoming bartenders cash only bar with great priced drinks famous for their glögg (mulled wine) with a big beer selection and jukebox. It's a Long-standing (80+years) kichy neighborhood bar with a mixed crowd. 15 min walk, 7 min drive, 9 min transit from our house. http://www.chibarproject.com/Reviews/Simon%27s/Simon%27s.htm
This is a legendary jazz club $$. This Neon lit bar has been around for 107 years with a funky atmosphere. It is an Uptown landmark, famously an old hangout of Al Capone. Check the web site for performances. Sunday evening for the weekly internationally acclaimed poetry slam. Covers charge between $4-$15 depending on the band. It is a cash only bar, they do not serve food and do not have a dress code. If you talk during performances they give you the stink eye. They have a free parking lot one block west at Lawrence & Magnolia. 9 min drive, 20 min Transit, 40 min walk from our house.
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The Green Mill
4802 North Broadway Street
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This is a legendary jazz club $$. This Neon lit bar has been around for 107 years with a funky atmosphere. It is an Uptown landmark, famously an old hangout of Al Capone. Check the web site for performances. Sunday evening for the weekly internationally acclaimed poetry slam. Covers charge between $4-$15 depending on the band. It is a cash only bar, they do not serve food and do not have a dress code. If you talk during performances they give you the stink eye. They have a free parking lot one block west at Lawrence & Magnolia. 9 min drive, 20 min Transit, 40 min walk from our house.
Sightseeing
a state-of-the-art collection of architecture, landscape design and art that provide the backdrop for hundreds of free cultural programs including concerts, exhibitions, tours, and family activities. In Millennium Park, you’ll find a new kind of town square – a lively, spectacular gathering spot located in the heart of the city ~48 min public transit, 21 min drive from our home. https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/millennium_park.html
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Милленниум Парк
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a state-of-the-art collection of architecture, landscape design and art that provide the backdrop for hundreds of free cultural programs including concerts, exhibitions, tours, and family activities. In Millennium Park, you’ll find a new kind of town square – a lively, spectacular gathering spot located in the heart of the city ~48 min public transit, 21 min drive from our home. https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/millennium_park.html
The Museum Campus was created to transform the vicinity of three of the city's most notable museums – the Adler Planetarium, the Shedd Aquarium, and the Field Museum of Natural History – along with Soldier Field stadium, into a scenic pedestrian-friendly area. The area is landscaped with greenery and flora as well as jogging paths and walkways. A picturesque promenade along Solidarity Drive, an isthmus, links Northerly Island to the mainland. 60 min public transit, 32 min drive from our home. http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/grant-park/
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Музейный кампус Чикаго
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The Museum Campus was created to transform the vicinity of three of the city's most notable museums – the Adler Planetarium, the Shedd Aquarium, and the Field Museum of Natural History – along with Soldier Field stadium, into a scenic pedestrian-friendly area. The area is landscaped with greenery and flora as well as jogging paths and walkways. A picturesque promenade along Solidarity Drive, an isthmus, links Northerly Island to the mainland. 60 min public transit, 32 min drive from our home. http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/grant-park/
Offering spectacular views spanning up to four states, a one-stop Chicago experience full of interactive exhibits and…The Ledge, a glass balcony extending four feet outside the 103rd floor of Willis Tower! 27 min drive, ~50 min public transit. http://theskydeck.com/
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Уиллис-тауэр
South Wacker Drive
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Offering spectacular views spanning up to four states, a one-stop Chicago experience full of interactive exhibits and…The Ledge, a glass balcony extending four feet outside the 103rd floor of Willis Tower! 27 min drive, ~50 min public transit. http://theskydeck.com/
a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAF-certified volunteer tour guides—called docents—interpret more than 50 buildings along the Chicago River. 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. 21 min drive, 46 min public transit from our house. https://www.architecture.org/experience-caf/tours/detail/chicago-architecture-foundation-river-cruise-aboard-chicagos-first-lady-cruises/
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Chicago Architecture River Cruise
401 N Michigan Ave
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a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAF-certified volunteer tour guides—called docents—interpret more than 50 buildings along the Chicago River. 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. 21 min drive, 46 min public transit from our house. https://www.architecture.org/experience-caf/tours/detail/chicago-architecture-foundation-river-cruise-aboard-chicagos-first-lady-cruises/
Design by Louis Bourgeois. The design was seen as a mixture of many different architectural styles. It is just beautiful. The House of Worship is a domed structure surrounded by gardens and fountains on a 6.97 acre plot of land. The space between the floor of the auditorium and the ceiling of the dome measures 138 feet (42 m) high, and the interior of the dome is 72 feet (22 m) in diameter. Virtual Tour: https://www.bahai.us/bahai-temple/tour/ 22 min drive from our home.
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Baha'i House of Worship
100 Linden Avenue
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Design by Louis Bourgeois. The design was seen as a mixture of many different architectural styles. It is just beautiful. The House of Worship is a domed structure surrounded by gardens and fountains on a 6.97 acre plot of land. The space between the floor of the auditorium and the ceiling of the dome measures 138 feet (42 m) high, and the interior of the dome is 72 feet (22 m) in diameter. Virtual Tour: https://www.bahai.us/bahai-temple/tour/ 22 min drive from our home.
Sometimes referred to as The Mag Mile, is an upscale section of Chicago's Michigan Avenue, running from the Chicago River to Oak Street. Many of the world's leading retail stores populate The Magnificent Mile, including department stores Bloomingdale's, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, and Barneys New York. In addition, some of the finest luxury boutiques are located along The Mag Mile (many of which have only a few North American locations). It is also notable for its three urban shopping centers: Water Tower Place, The Shops at North Bridge, and 900 North Michigan Shops. 18 min drive, 46 min transit from our home. https://www.themagnificentmile.com/
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Magnificent Mile
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Sometimes referred to as The Mag Mile, is an upscale section of Chicago's Michigan Avenue, running from the Chicago River to Oak Street. Many of the world's leading retail stores populate The Magnificent Mile, including department stores Bloomingdale's, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, and Barneys New York. In addition, some of the finest luxury boutiques are located along The Mag Mile (many of which have only a few North American locations). It is also notable for its three urban shopping centers: Water Tower Place, The Shops at North Bridge, and 900 North Michigan Shops. 18 min drive, 46 min transit from our home. https://www.themagnificentmile.com/
Chicago is reclaiming it's river downtown for walking, restaurants and music. If you're looking for breathtaking views of some of Chicago's most gorgeous architecture, take a stroll along the Riverwalk. A series of public walkways and seating areas on the lower level of the city offers access to boat tours and water taxis as well as waterfront cafes and restaurants. If you did not make it to Giordano's for deep-dish pizza now is the time its close by. 9.3 miles, 29 min drive, 48 min by transit from our house. https://www.chicagoriverwalk.us/
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Chicago Riverwalk
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Chicago is reclaiming it's river downtown for walking, restaurants and music. If you're looking for breathtaking views of some of Chicago's most gorgeous architecture, take a stroll along the Riverwalk. A series of public walkways and seating areas on the lower level of the city offers access to boat tours and water taxis as well as waterfront cafes and restaurants. If you did not make it to Giordano's for deep-dish pizza now is the time its close by. 9.3 miles, 29 min drive, 48 min by transit from our house. https://www.chicagoriverwalk.us/
Founded (1864) is an American Victorian-era cemetery, and at 350 acres (1.4 km2), is the largest cemetery in the City of Chicago. Rosehill is the burial place of many well-known Chicagoans. The cemetery contains many monuments that are notable for their beauty and eccentricity, such as that of Lulu Fellows. Go at night and you may see a ghost. http://www.prairieghosts.com/rosehill.html Their web site: http://www.dignitymemorial.com/rosehill-cemetery/en-us/index.page 5 min walk from our home.
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Rosehill Cemetery
5800 North Ravenswood Avenue
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Founded (1864) is an American Victorian-era cemetery, and at 350 acres (1.4 km2), is the largest cemetery in the City of Chicago. Rosehill is the burial place of many well-known Chicagoans. The cemetery contains many monuments that are notable for their beauty and eccentricity, such as that of Lulu Fellows. Go at night and you may see a ghost. http://www.prairieghosts.com/rosehill.html Their web site: http://www.dignitymemorial.com/rosehill-cemetery/en-us/index.page 5 min walk from our home.
~ $43/adult Throughout the cruise one of the award-winning Docents will present more than 50 skyscrapers, bascule bridges, and historic sites. All of the tour guides are either architects, architecture students, or architecture historians, making for an in-depth and personally rooted kind of touring experience that covers all of the discreet details. Chicago is known around the world for its architectural feats, both inside and outside of the buildings. From the 100-year-old Art Deco, Neo-Classical, and Gothic Towers, to some of the tallest modern-day skyscrapers, Chicago is where old meets futuristic architectural endeavors. It has something for everyone in a way that no other city replicates today. They also offer several different options such as Architecture, History, Jazz/ Cocktail Cruises and Firework Viewing Tours.
Chicago Architecture River Cruise
~ $43/adult Throughout the cruise one of the award-winning Docents will present more than 50 skyscrapers, bascule bridges, and historic sites. All of the tour guides are either architects, architecture students, or architecture historians, making for an in-depth and personally rooted kind of touring experience that covers all of the discreet details. Chicago is known around the world for its architectural feats, both inside and outside of the buildings. From the 100-year-old Art Deco, Neo-Classical, and Gothic Towers, to some of the tallest modern-day skyscrapers, Chicago is where old meets futuristic architectural endeavors. It has something for everyone in a way that no other city replicates today. They also offer several different options such as Architecture, History, Jazz/ Cocktail Cruises and Firework Viewing Tours.
Arts & Culture
The Art Institute of Chicago - Voted #1 museum in the world, founded in 1879 and located in Chicago's Grant Park, is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States. 22m by car, 59m by transit from our home. www.artic.edu
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Чикагский институт искусств
111 South Michigan Avenue
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The Art Institute of Chicago - Voted #1 museum in the world, founded in 1879 and located in Chicago's Grant Park, is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States. 22m by car, 59m by transit from our home. www.artic.edu
The Second City is a legendary sketch and improv comedy theater & training center. The shows are great, they serve great drinks, very good bar food with fast service. $$. It's atmosphere is casual and hip. It is s best known as the first ever on-going improvisational theater troupe based in Chicago. The Second City Theater opened on December 16, 1959, and has since become one of the most influential and prolific comedy theaters in the world. 16min Drive, 45min 22 Clark Bus from our house. https://www.secondcity.com/
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The Second City
1616 North Wells Street
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The Second City is a legendary sketch and improv comedy theater & training center. The shows are great, they serve great drinks, very good bar food with fast service. $$. It's atmosphere is casual and hip. It is s best known as the first ever on-going improvisational theater troupe based in Chicago. The Second City Theater opened on December 16, 1959, and has since become one of the most influential and prolific comedy theaters in the world. 16min Drive, 45min 22 Clark Bus from our house. https://www.secondcity.com/
~ $43/adult Throughout the cruise one of the award-winning Docents will present more than 50 skyscrapers, bascule bridges, and historic sites. All of the tour guides are either architects, architecture students, or architecture historians, making for an in-depth and personally rooted kind of touring experience that covers all of the discreet details. Chicago is known around the world for its architectural feats, both inside and outside of the buildings. From the 100-year-old Art Deco, Neo-Classical, and Gothic Towers, to some of the tallest modern-day skyscrapers, Chicago is where old meets futuristic architectural endeavors. It has something for everyone in a way that no other city replicates today. They also offer several different options such as Architecture, History, Jazz/ Cocktail Cruises and Firework Viewing Tours.
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Chicago River Boat Architecture Tours
465 N McClurg Ct
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~ $43/adult Throughout the cruise one of the award-winning Docents will present more than 50 skyscrapers, bascule bridges, and historic sites. All of the tour guides are either architects, architecture students, or architecture historians, making for an in-depth and personally rooted kind of touring experience that covers all of the discreet details. Chicago is known around the world for its architectural feats, both inside and outside of the buildings. From the 100-year-old Art Deco, Neo-Classical, and Gothic Towers, to some of the tallest modern-day skyscrapers, Chicago is where old meets futuristic architectural endeavors. It has something for everyone in a way that no other city replicates today. They also offer several different options such as Architecture, History, Jazz/ Cocktail Cruises and Firework Viewing Tours.
Parks & Nature
The majority of this space is dedicated to nature! The nature area at Northerly Island features beautiful strolling paths, casual play areas and a spectacular view of the Chicago skyline. It is also home to some of the best fishing in Chicago. 33m by car, 1h 24m by trasit from our home. http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/northerly-island-park/
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Остров Нортерли
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The majority of this space is dedicated to nature! The nature area at Northerly Island features beautiful strolling paths, casual play areas and a spectacular view of the Chicago skyline. It is also home to some of the best fishing in Chicago. 33m by car, 1h 24m by trasit from our home. http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/northerly-island-park/
AKA Hollywood Beach. This is our favorite beach. LGBT-friendly is small and attracts mostly local residents; those who come don't usually arrive in a car. There are bathrooms with showers, a concession stand that sells light snacks and alcoholic beverages, bicycle parking, benches and lots of shallow water. There's also a fishing pier, and a gay volleyball league. It is one of the city's clearest water beaches. Gays and their friends hang out on the south side of the beach (the right side) and Families on the North end. Most popular on Sundays during the summer. 26 min walk, 18 min public transit, 12 min drive from our home. https://www.yelp.com/biz/kathy-osterman-beach-chicago
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Kathy Osterman Beach
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AKA Hollywood Beach. This is our favorite beach. LGBT-friendly is small and attracts mostly local residents; those who come don't usually arrive in a car. There are bathrooms with showers, a concession stand that sells light snacks and alcoholic beverages, bicycle parking, benches and lots of shallow water. There's also a fishing pier, and a gay volleyball league. It is one of the city's clearest water beaches. Gays and their friends hang out on the south side of the beach (the right side) and Families on the North end. Most popular on Sundays during the summer. 26 min walk, 18 min public transit, 12 min drive from our home. https://www.yelp.com/biz/kathy-osterman-beach-chicago
The park was developed into an amazing nature preserve filled with new native plants, boardwalks and fishing area. Not mature yet. Check it out... 20.585 acres of restored woodland | 4.5 acre pond | multipurpose trail around the park with elevated overlook |educational and interpretive signage for easy identification of plantings | fishing stations and wildlife viewing opportunities | planting of native trees and plants (500 native trees and shrub) |educational and interpretive signage | and so much more! Great place to Jog to and around. 28 min walk, 8 min drive http://www.westridgenaturepreserve.org/ http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/west-ridge-nature-preserve-park-no-568/
West Ridge Nature Preserve
5801 N Western Ave
The park was developed into an amazing nature preserve filled with new native plants, boardwalks and fishing area. Not mature yet. Check it out... 20.585 acres of restored woodland | 4.5 acre pond | multipurpose trail around the park with elevated overlook |educational and interpretive signage for easy identification of plantings | fishing stations and wildlife viewing opportunities | planting of native trees and plants (500 native trees and shrub) |educational and interpretive signage | and so much more! Great place to Jog to and around. 28 min walk, 8 min drive http://www.westridgenaturepreserve.org/ http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/west-ridge-nature-preserve-park-no-568/
OPEN 365 DAYS A YEAR & FREE Established in 1868, this 35-acre, beautifully landscaped zoo is one of America's last free-admission zoos. The Great Ape House has one of the best assemblages of gorillas and chimpanzees in the world. Visit the Lincoln Park Conservatory just next to the zoo. 16 min drive, 41 min public transit from our home. http://www.lpzoo.org/
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Зоопарк Линкольн-парка
2001 North Clark Street
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OPEN 365 DAYS A YEAR & FREE Established in 1868, this 35-acre, beautifully landscaped zoo is one of America's last free-admission zoos. The Great Ape House has one of the best assemblages of gorillas and chimpanzees in the world. Visit the Lincoln Park Conservatory just next to the zoo. 16 min drive, 41 min public transit from our home. http://www.lpzoo.org/
One of the world's great living museums and conservation science centers. It has27 gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on 385 acres on and around nine islands, with six miles of lake shoreline. The Garden also has a renowned Bonsai Collection. The Garden is a place of ever-changing beauty that you can stroll through or take a tram. 29 min drive, 1 hr 34 min public transit from our house. https://www.chicagobotanic.org/
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Чикагский ботанический сад
1000 Lake Cook Road
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One of the world's great living museums and conservation science centers. It has27 gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on 385 acres on and around nine islands, with six miles of lake shoreline. The Garden also has a renowned Bonsai Collection. The Garden is a place of ever-changing beauty that you can stroll through or take a tram. 29 min drive, 1 hr 34 min public transit from our house. https://www.chicagobotanic.org/
The Chicago Lakefront Trail is a 18-mile-long share use for walking and cycling. It is a dedicated-use path, although frequent intersections do pose a threat to path users. These intersections are clearly signed both to path users and motorists. 0 Mile; Edgewater Beach. to/from Wrigley Field at 2.8 miles 4.5 km). to/from Lincoln Park + Zoo at 4.6 miles (7.4 km). 7.4 miles; Navy Pier. 7.8 miles; Chicago River. to/from Millennium Park + Art Institute at 8.5 mi (13.7 km). 9.6 miles; Shedd Aquarium + The Field Museum. 15.5 miles; Museum of Science & Industry. 18 miles; South Shore. 19min walk, 16min drive to W. Ardmore Ave. and N. Sheridan Rd. from our house. http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/
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Lakefront Trail
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The Chicago Lakefront Trail is a 18-mile-long share use for walking and cycling. It is a dedicated-use path, although frequent intersections do pose a threat to path users. These intersections are clearly signed both to path users and motorists. 0 Mile; Edgewater Beach. to/from Wrigley Field at 2.8 miles 4.5 km). to/from Lincoln Park + Zoo at 4.6 miles (7.4 km). 7.4 miles; Navy Pier. 7.8 miles; Chicago River. to/from Millennium Park + Art Institute at 8.5 mi (13.7 km). 9.6 miles; Shedd Aquarium + The Field Museum. 15.5 miles; Museum of Science & Industry. 18 miles; South Shore. 19min walk, 16min drive to W. Ardmore Ave. and N. Sheridan Rd. from our house. http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/
Positioned near the shore of Lake Michigan, it is both a conservatory and botanical garden which is always Free!! It is just out side the Lincoln Park Zoo. You will find tropical palms and ancient ferns right in the heart of Chicago especially on cold winter days. Designed both to showcase exotic plants and grow the thousands of plants used in the parks, it has four display houses: Palm House, Fern Room, Orchid House and Show House, which is home to the annual flower shows. This historic facility started in the 1870s and continues to provide an escape to nature. 18 min drive, 39 min transit from our house. http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/lincoln-park-conservatory/
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Lincoln Park Conservatory
2391 North Stockton Drive
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Positioned near the shore of Lake Michigan, it is both a conservatory and botanical garden which is always Free!! It is just out side the Lincoln Park Zoo. You will find tropical palms and ancient ferns right in the heart of Chicago especially on cold winter days. Designed both to showcase exotic plants and grow the thousands of plants used in the parks, it has four display houses: Palm House, Fern Room, Orchid House and Show House, which is home to the annual flower shows. This historic facility started in the 1870s and continues to provide an escape to nature. 18 min drive, 39 min transit from our house. http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/lincoln-park-conservatory/
Essentials
12m walk, 3m drive from our home. www.jewelosco.com/‎
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Jewel-Osco
5516 North Clark Street
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12m walk, 3m drive from our home. www.jewelosco.com/‎
Has 2.3 Stars out of 4 $ but if you are heading this direction it might be better than going to Ridge Laundryland which we highly recommend.
Bright Wash
6266 N Clark St
Has 2.3 Stars out of 4 $ but if you are heading this direction it might be better than going to Ridge Laundryland which we highly recommend.
$. 7AM-9:30PM 7 days a week. Busy days are Wednesdays. They have a great drop off service 65 cents / pound but you have to make sure you know Marilyn's schedule. They Don't have allot of seating but Walgreen's , Starbucks, and other shops are right there to explore. 16 min walk, 11 min 84 Peterson Bus, 6 min car from our house.
Ridge Laundryland
5620 N Ridge Ave
$. 7AM-9:30PM 7 days a week. Busy days are Wednesdays. They have a great drop off service 65 cents / pound but you have to make sure you know Marilyn's schedule. They Don't have allot of seating but Walgreen's , Starbucks, and other shops are right there to explore. 16 min walk, 11 min 84 Peterson Bus, 6 min car from our house.
This is our local Pharmacy.. $$. Drugstore with health & beauty items, plus first-aid supplies & some groceries and household products. Phone (773) 596-5022 14 min walk, 6 min Transit, 4 min drive from our house. https://www.walgreens.com/locator/walgreens-5440+n+clark+st-chicago-il-60640/id=13798
Walgreens Pharmacy
5440 N Clark St
This is our local Pharmacy.. $$. Drugstore with health & beauty items, plus first-aid supplies & some groceries and household products. Phone (773) 596-5022 14 min walk, 6 min Transit, 4 min drive from our house. https://www.walgreens.com/locator/walgreens-5440+n+clark+st-chicago-il-60640/id=13798
24 HOUR Drugstore $$. with health & beauty items, plus first-aid supplies, some groceries and household products. Open 24 hours Phone: (773) 989-7546 16 min walk, 5 min drive, 5 min Transit 84 Peterson from our house. https://www.walgreens.com/locator/walgreens-5625+n+ridge+ave-chicago-il-60660/id=4542
Walgreens Pharmacy
5625 N Ridge Ave
24 HOUR Drugstore $$. with health & beauty items, plus first-aid supplies, some groceries and household products. Open 24 hours Phone: (773) 989-7546 16 min walk, 5 min drive, 5 min Transit 84 Peterson from our house. https://www.walgreens.com/locator/walgreens-5625+n+ridge+ave-chicago-il-60660/id=4542
Because its Target upscale discount retailer that provides high-quality, on-trend merchandise at attractive prices in clean, spacious and a guest-friendly store. Services with Special Hours: CVS pharmacy, MinuteClinic, Mobile Kiosk. Other Services: Accepts WIC. Delivery From Store, Drive Up, Fresh Grocery, Starbucks, Wine, Beer, & Spirits Available. $$18m walk, 4m drive from our home. https://www.target.com/
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Target
2112 West Peterson Avenue
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Because its Target upscale discount retailer that provides high-quality, on-trend merchandise at attractive prices in clean, spacious and a guest-friendly store. Services with Special Hours: CVS pharmacy, MinuteClinic, Mobile Kiosk. Other Services: Accepts WIC. Delivery From Store, Drive Up, Fresh Grocery, Starbucks, Wine, Beer, & Spirits Available. $$18m walk, 4m drive from our home. https://www.target.com/