Escape the hustle and bustle of the downtown area by exploring the far north side, which include the quaint neighborhoods of Andersonville, Ravenswood, Uptown, and Rogers Park. These neighborhoods are comprised of culturally diverse communities, making each area unique. Learn about the Irish history in Chicago at the Irish American Heritage Center, celebrate the Swedish community at the Swedish American Museum Center, or rummage through the largest Polish bookstore in America at Polonia Bookstore Inc. It is also fun to wander through the Rosehill Cemetery looking for famous gravestones, or walking the shores of Lake Michigan at Foster Beach or Kathy Osterman Beach. Both beaches are much less crowded than ones further south in the summer time. For few local treasures, taste and buy locally made wine and spirits at In Fine Spirits, find lost treasures at the Broadway Antique Market, and find your next favorite book at Armadillo's Pillow.
4738 North Milwaukee Avenue
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6130 N. Broadway
Half-mile north of Hollywood Ave and Lake Shore Dr
1000 North Lake Shore Drive
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