City Walks: Chicago: 50 Adventures On Foot by Christina Henry de Tessan

By Christina Henry de Tessan

The correct bring-along accent for exploring Chicago like a native.

Walks include:
Millennium Park
The Loop
excellent Mile
army Pier
...And extra!

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Art Effect (8; #934) carries unique gifts and clothing, and All She Wrote (9; #825) is one of those beautiful paper shops that makes you wish you wrote letters more often. After this feast for the eyes, turn left at N. Halsted Street to continue your shopping spree. Scattered among the usual suspects—Gap, Shabby Chic, Nine West—are enough unexpected discoveries to make for a thoroughly enjoyable finale. Once you’ve maxed out your credit cards, grab an outdoor table at the popular Café Ba-Ba-Reeba (10; #2024) to review your purchases and drink sangria surrounded by handsome locals.

Polish Downtown 40. Greektown / Jane Addams Hull-House Museum 41. Little Italy 42. Pilsen 43. Chinatown 44. Prairie Avenue Historic District 45. Burnham Park 46. Kenwood 47. Hyde Park and the University of Chicago I 48. Hyde Park and the University of Chicago II 49. Jackson Park 50. Pullman Historic District 1 MILLENNIUM PARK Although it wasn’t quite ready for the millennium, this outstanding addition to the cityscape was worth the wait. Featuring modern sculptures, a Frank Gehry–designed music pavilion, and a skating rink, Millennium Park is not to be missed.

In warmer months, you can sit outdoors next to the lagoon, then rent a paddleboat and set out onto the water. Afterward, continue south along the eastern edge of the lagoon, looping around to view the statue of Ulysses S. Grant (5) and then stopping at the diminutive Shakespeare Garden (6) at the southern edge of the lagoon. A lovely avenue of trees, with benches underneath for lingering, extends south from here, ending at a monument dedicated to Benjamin Franklin. Further west is Stockton Drive, where you can catch bus 151.

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