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Chicago parks

Parks and Recreation


Explore Grant Park, Millennium Park, and more

Chicago folks remain fiercely proud of the many parks, playgrounds and lakefront beaches that help showcase beautiful pieces of nature in the midst of a thriving, bustling city scene. With more than 580 parks to choose from, urban adventurers have countless options for hitting a trail or simply spreading out on a patch of green. Check out these downtown gems and more:

Chicago Subway

How to Get There

With so many parks to choose from we narrowed down the list to a few of our favorites:

Millennium Park
(0.7 miles away)

Maggie Daley Park
(0.9 miles away)

Grant Park (1.5 miles away)

Lincoln Park (3.0 miles away)

Chicago Events Navy Pier

Chicago Festivals

From food to entertainment and everything in between, Chicago headlines some of the largest festivals in the country.

Grant Park Music Festival


The Taste of Chicago

Chicago Blues Festival

Cloud Gate

What to See

Let’s face it – seeing all of Chicago would take a lifetime, but here are the fan favorites:

Cloud Gate

Crown Fountain

Buckingham Fountain

Chicago Architectural Boat Tours

Feeling more adventurous? Ask our Concierge for local favorites.