Chicago is so much more than the Sears Tower and The Bean. When Hyde Park starts to feel stale and you’ve ticked off your basic tourism bucket list, check out these neighborhoods: 

Lincoln Park is one of the busiest neighborhoods in Chicago. Get here by taking the Red Line to North/Clybourn or Fullerton, depending on where exactly you want to go. Spend the day walking through the Lincoln Park Zoo (it’s free!) or shopping at the Urban Outfitters outlet store. There are numerous restaurants, including Summer House Santa Monica and Café Ba-Ba-Reeba. Lincoln Park is full of entertainment, with both The Second City and iO Chicago, where you can see Improv Shakespeare, nearby. If you go to The Second City, be sure to take advantage of the UChicago ArtsPass to enjoy 25 percent off your tickets!