Exploring Chicago's West Side
Food & Wine
Chicago's West Side is full of fun neighborhoods that take you away from busy downtown and skyscrapers. These neighborhoods are diverse and full of unique and fun shops and restaurants. From West Loop where there are trendy shops to Logan Square, there are new and exciting places to see!
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Where to stay in Chicago's West Side
A hip pick in two landmark buildings in Wicker Park, with unique bunk and loft rooms that groups love.
Soho House Chicago
A handsome addition to the Soho House family in the Fulton Market District—don’t miss a cocktail at the scenery rooftop restaurant.
Hyatt Place Chicago/Wicker Park
Cozy, modern rooms with views of the Windy City, nestled in one of Chicago's most vibrant neighborhoods.
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Things to do in Chicago's West Side
Thrift shop! There are thrift shops up and down Milwaukee Ave and each has its own personality. My favorite is Lost Girls Vintage!
Take a walk on the 606! This trail used to be an elevated railroad trail that was converted into a walking / exercise trail.
Check out Wicker Park. Right off of Milwaukee Ave there is a small park where you can feel like a local. Sit on a bench with some Stan’s Donuts or a slice of Paulie Gee pizza and just relax!
Go shopping in the West Loop. Walk up and down Randolph Street and check out some great stores, Madewell, Warby Parker, Allbirds, Anthropologie, and many more.
Stop by Salvage One, a thrift store, event space, and just a good place to wander.
Go to a sports event! The United Center is home to the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks.
Places to eat & drink in Chicago's West Side
Loaf Lounge (home to the Bear Chocolate Cake)
Need to Know
For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Lizz Callaways guide, Foodie's Guide to Attractions & Restaurants in Chicago.
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