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?
King Drive or $4 Cottage Grove
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