Known as the 606, this is a pretty cool activity if you like to get out and walk. Some great views of the city.
Once an abandoned rail line, the Bloomingdale Trail - known to locals as The 606 - is a 2.7 mile elevated trail reminiscent of New York's High Line. The 606 serves as a transportation corridor, a living work of art, and a spectacular new green space for all to enjoy.
Also called the "606". A unique, elevated walking/running trail that meanders through several neighborhoods. Its 2.6 miles with a unique point of view of city life.
“Humbolt Park is a historical residential neighborhood filled to the brim with families, small businesses, and diverse restaurants. Humbolt Park is slowly becoming a trendy area of the city, yet still manages to have an original personality. "Drive along North Avenue between Western and Pulaski any day of the week and you are awed by the sight of Humboldt Park, its size and greenery and historic buildings and community gatherings. One of Chicago's 77 designated community areas, it is located on the West Side in a largely Puerto Rican neighborhood that is noted for its dynamic social and ethnic demographic change over the last 50 years. The 207-acre park is the centerpiece of the community. Named for Alexander von Humboldt, a German naturalist and geographer, the park features three major historical buildings--the Boat House, the Field House and the Historic Stables. The park was laid out in 1869. Over the years, the neighborhood was home to Scandinavians, then European Jews, then Polish, then Puerto Ricans, African Americans, Mexicans and other Latinos. In 1980, Puerto Ricans were the largest ethnic group in Humboldt Park. In 2001, they founded the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture. In 2009, they moved the museum into the historic Humboldt Park stables and receptory. It is the only museum of its kind in the United States. Originally completed in 1895, the stables and receptory is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Chicago Landmark. The building's design highlights the Germanic character of the neighborhood in the 1890s and is a fanciful creation of various roofs, finials, brick and half-timbering. The park is bordered by North Avenue to the North, Western Avenue to the East, Pulaski Road to the West and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks to the South." We would not recommend walking too far west of the immediate neighborhood surrounding the park though as safety parameters are not universal.”
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“The CTA stop is convenient, within walking distance, will bring you from O'Hare and take you dowtown!”
“Best fried chicken in town, great cocktails (known for boozy slushies), great patio and a good delivery option as well. About a mile south and east ”
“Large outdoor patio! Great place to watch a sporting event. Very reasonably priced spirits!”