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.
5211 N. Clark St.
Celebrate Swedish American history and culture...
4738 North Milwaukee Avenue
Largest Polish Bookstore In America... read more
6130 N. Broadway
Half-mile north of Hollywood Ave and Lake Shore Dr
5200 N. Lake Shore Drive
Unpretentious and Pristine Beach... read more
5800 N Ravenswood Avenue
The final resting place of 14 Chicago mayors...
1000 North Lake Shore Drive
Beach Activities Abound At Predominantly Gay Beach... read more
323 West Illinois Street
Italian Renaissance-style church... read more