Chicago is a city of green spaces — that’s why they call it “the city in a garden.” Whether you’re wandering the lakefront or venturing into the city’s diverse neighborhoods, you’ll find parks, gardens, conservatories, and more in every corner of the city.
The 606, the 2.7-mile elevated park and trail, cuts through hip neighborhoods like Bucktown, Wicker Park, Logan Square, and Humboldt Park. It’s a favorite spot for locals, who come to bike, run, walk, and enjoy the various parks and public spaces scattered along the trail.
Millennium Park is an architectural and art-filled jewel, thanks to the iconic Cloud Gate sculpture (aka “The Bean”), the interactive Crown Fountain, and the soaring beauty of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.
On the north side, scenic Lincoln Park is home to two popular attractions: Lincoln Park Zoo and Lincoln Park Conservatory. You’ll also find Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, a tranquil oasis filled with prairie plantings and birdsong.