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Hyde Park

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Address: Chicago, IL
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: This neighborhood, located south of the downtown area, is best known for...
This neighborhood, located south of the downtown area, is best known for being the home to the University of Chicago.
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UChicago, Rockfeller Chapel, Restaurants, Obama and Jazz

Hyde Park is a very old and genuine neighborhood. Al Capone reportedly held weekly card games on Shoreland Hotel and called the hotel home for a while. The UChicago campus is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Hyde Park is a very old and genuine neighborhood. Al Capone reportedly held weekly card games on Shoreland Hotel and called the hotel home for a while. The UChicago campus is also a symbol of Hyde Park. It has a nice campus with some attractions around: Robie House, Rockfeller Chapel, Smart Museum and Oriental Museum. I would recommend some restaurants:... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Rockefeller Chapel on the University of Chicago Campus is a wonderful place to hear a carillon. Concerts are held at various times. With special arrangements it is even possible to climb up to the bell tower and watch the instrument being played.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Every thing except parking. Has shops, recreation, entertainment and needed businesses. I like the Art fairs. parks, trees and access to many other amenities.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Really neat area of town. It's off the beaten path, but home to University of Chicago and the resulting academically-focused 'hood. A few good book stores, Medici's pizza, and a beautiful lakefront location. Don't forget to visit the Museum of Science and Industry while you're there.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Really-- it's beautiful here. The University of Chicago campus is lovely in any season, and if you're at all interested in American architecture, you have to make the pilgrimage to see Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House. Check out the Oriental Institute Museum (Egyptian and Assyrian stuff-- impressive), book stores, and the cinema called "Doc Films" (they don't only show documentaries).... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Besides the University of Chicago and ALL it is , there are actual neighborhoods here and lots to do. Restaurants, shops, museums and lovely residential streets with shaded walks abound in this area.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Diversity of people, archiitecture, restaurants, etc.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

U of Chicago's Midway and grounds are lovely and worth a stroll, shops and restaurants are eclectic and very diverse, the oldest bookstore in Chicago still thrives for a reason. There are lovely old apartment buildings as well as incredible mansions. This is Chicago's other museum campus, with the DuSable Museum, Oriental Museum, Museum of Science and Industry and Frank... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

Hyde Park has it all, and its packed into a tiny little space...it's only drawback (you'll notice this as you drive around seeking parking). Dominated for many years by the University of Chicago's aura, this suburb within the city, along with its rich brother Kenwood, has come into its own as a diverse community with as many Nobel Laureates per... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

Its actually a city within the city. It reminds me of a college town, maybe its because the Univ of Chicago is there.

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.