The eclectic, unfussy style of this year-old property echoes the easygoing ethos of its Lincoln Park environs. Fronting the park itself, the hotel affords instant access to hike-and-bike trails, a free zoo, and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Extra enticement to do some exploring: Sprightly staffers organize group runs, and you can hail the hotel’s pedicab or rent wheels from the front desk. Seasonal comfort food steals the show at the ground-floor, Michelin-starred restaurant, Perennial Virant, while the rooftop garden–equipped J. Parker serves up craft cocktails alongside impeccable Lake Michigan views.
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In The Neighborhood
LAUGH IT OFF at The Second City, Chicago’s top spot for sketch comedy and improv for 50 years running. The stage that helped launch the careers of Dan Aykroyd and Tina Fey is just a five-minute walk away.
GET YOUR GRAZE ON at Green City Market, less than a block from the hotel. Every Wednesday and Saturday starting May 5, purveyors peddling everything from cantaloupes to cookies convene for Chicago’s largest sustainable farmers’ market.