The South Loop is nothing if not a dynamic mix of geography. Just south of the business district, it’s full of modern high-rises with a downtown feel. But the eastern side boasts a sprawling stretch of parks and green space anchored by world-class museums such as the Field Museum and Adler Planetarium. The neighborhood has been steadily redeveloping with more and more big box retail and a solid collection of great restaurants and bars. It’s also a hub for jazz, blues and soul. Despite its downtown location, it still retains a laid-back living experience vibe. And who doesn’t love being able to walk to work?
Sprawling park that’s home to the Taste of Chicago and Lollapalooza
Historic enclave known for the annual Printers Row Literary Festival
World-class trip to the galaxy
Massive natural history mecca
Music club founded by a Chicago legend
DAY IN THE LIFE.
Do as the locals do…
Devour a pastrami sandwich at Eleven City Diner
Do a full-day tour of the Museum Campus
People-watch at Kasey’s Tavern
Celebrate a special occasion at Chicago Firehouse
Take in some jazz at Jazz Showcase