One of Chicago’s loveliest areas, Lincoln Park is a mixture of quiet streets lined with gracious brownstones and dignified mansions. Yet there are many streets supporting dozens of eclectic and alluring stores that make Lincoln Park a haven for shoppers during the day.
Enjoy a wonderful array of dining facilities from drop-in-and-nosh to seriously great “foodie” eating experiences found at Alinea (the #1 Restaurant in North America, #6 in the world) and others.
After dinner, enjoy any number of entertaining bars and cafes, including Stanley’s Bar and the Kingston Mines – a live blues club – not to mention catching a show in any one of our famous neighborhood theaters including The Apollo, The Steppenwolf and The Victory Gardens. The night scene is lively and energetic, not frenetic like other hot spots in downtown Chicago.
In case you do want to visit downtown, it’s an easy ten-minute cab ride away.
You can exercise both your mind and body in Lincoln Park. There are wonderful walking, running and biking paths, as well as lovely landscaped gardens right along the lake. DePaul University adds a dignified, intellectual presence to the neighborhood. Don’t forget to visit the Lincoln Park Zoo, one of the nation’s oldest zoos. Admission is free.
Also check out the Lincoln Park Conservatory, an outdoor theatre, a rowing canal, the Chicago History Museum, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, North Avenue Beach, plus the Green City Market, the largest sustainable farmers’ market in Chicago.
An A+ Area with Two Neighborly B&Bs. Tuck the idea of staying in an impersonal downtown Chicago hotel away in favor of one night or several at our accommodating B&Bs.
The City Scene B&B, for example, is an ideal urban oasis whether you’re here visiting friends or family, on vacation or ready to get down to business. It’s just your cup of tea if you want prepare one in your kitchen or enjoy a hot, steam shower.
Or wrap yourself in romantic luxury, Villa D’ Citta, located in the heart of Lincoln Park and steps away from all that it has to offer The Villa features large private suites, on-site theater, hot tub Jacuzzi and sun deck. Villa D’ Citta is a true taste of Italian Architecture and is a “premier” bed and breakfast stay for discriminating travelers.