Explore the Attractions Along Chicago’s Lakefront Trail

Chicago skyline in the morning. Lakefront trail

There’s nothing better on a beautiful day than exploring Chicago’s Lakefront Trail.

Spanning eighteen miles, it features water views on one side and dramatic city skylines on the other.

The trail meanders through an array of neighborhoods including Hyde Park, giving both visitors and locals a lot to look at. Some of the best attractions found along the way include:

Soldier Field 

Soldier Field opened in 1924, and forty-seven years later, it became the home of the Chicago Bears. When the team isn’t on the field, visitors can enjoy an array of events including concerts and charitable walks.

Navy Pier

Nestled in the Streeterville neighborhood, the Navy Pier is an iconic city landmark known for inspiring discovery and wonder. It celebrated its one-hundredth birthday in 2016, and the pier’s mission is to be a world-class public space that showcases the vitality of Chicago. Highlights include the Crystal Gardens, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., and Garrett Popcorn Shops.

Lincoln Park Zoo

The Lincoln Park Zoo dates back to the 1860s making it one of the oldest attractions of its type in the country. Admission is always free, and the staff is dedicated to connecting people with nature while also creating an environment where wildlife can thrive in the urbanizing world. The zoo is open 365 days a year. Favorite exhibits include Waterfowl LagoonRegenstein Macaque Forest, and the Helen Brach Primate House.

Grant Park

Encompassing 319 acres, Grant Park has been the site of many large historic civic events, and it’s also home to some of the most iconic landmarks in Chicago. The park’s centerpiece is the Buckingham Memorial Fountain built in 1927. Sites include the Shedd Aquarium, Art Institute of Chicago, and the Field Museum of Natural Science.

These are just a few of the attractions near Oak Park Place Apartments. If you’re looking for a place to call home, please contact our friendly leasing to arrange a tour.

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