The heart and soul of Chicago lives in our 77 vibrant neighborhoods and within the people who call them home. Start your exploration on the following pages and discover 51 communities, each with their own mix of historical sights and attractions, arts and culture, dining, nightlife, shopping, and most importantly, personality.
Downtown is a showcase for Chicago’s top attractions: “The Bean” at Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain and Navy Pier’s Ferris wheel being just a few of them. Mixed among the skyline full of architectural treasures are the Historic Theatre District and Museum Campus, as well as art galleries, music clubs, cocktail lounges, a star-studded culinary scene and one incredible mile of shopping along Michigan Avenue.
From baseball games in Wrigleyville and boutique shopping in Wicker Park\/Bucktown, to sketch comedy in Old Town, live jazz in Uptown and theatre in Lincoln Park, Chicago’s North Side neighborhoods offer an eclectic mix. Dining is no different with a range that includes Indian cuisine on Devon Avenue and Southeast Asian fare on Argyle Street, plus Ethiopian, Mexican, Middle Eastern and more.
Between the Puerto Rican community of Humboldt Park, the Hellenic traditions in Greektown and the Mexican flavors of Little Village and Pilsen, it’s a melting pot that delivers authentic experiences through its ethnic restaurants and grocers, murals and monuments, churches and specialty shops.
Monuments and public art in Bronzeville are tributes to The Great Migration and African American heritage runs deep in Pullman, while the diversity of Bridgeport and Hyde Park can be seen in the rich cultural landscape of art centers, galleries, museums and performance venues.