Not Sure what to do?
So you’re new to Chicago and just moved into your brand new Lakeview apartment or Lincoln Park apartment, but aren’t sure what to do. Here is a list of fun things to check out and places to go after moving into your brand new Chicago apartment.
Visit the Zoo
Lincoln Park Zoo is located in the heart of Lincoln Park along the Lakeshore. The zoo has free admission and opens at 10 AM making it the perfect place check out once you’ve finished unpacking your newly moved into Chicago apartment.
Create a Painting For Your New Apartments
If your walls seem a little bare there are many places throughout the area where you can paint a masterpiece for your wall. Under the watchful eye of an expert staff, you can recreate a masterpiece to give your new place a little color.
Catch a Ballgame
Even if you aren’t a Cubs fan, Wrigley Field and the surrounding area is a fun place to check out. Catch a game or signup for a tour to check out Wrigley Field’s new look. The area around Wrigley has many great restaurants and fun nightlife to check out as well.
Enjoy the Lakeshore
Chicago has miles of beautiful parks and beaches all along the Lakeshore and the Lakeshore along Lakeview and Lincoln Park is no different. Go for a swim, rent a boat, take a stroll along the Lakefront Path or take a seat to soak it all in. There’s always a lot of activity along the lake so it’s worth a visit.
Go Scuba Diving
Learn to scuba dive at Underwater Safaris Chicago in Lakeview and then be able to go out and dive in the lake. It’s a great fun way to spend your time when you’re living in your Lakeview apartment or Lincoln Park apartment.
Shopping, Shopping Everywhere
If shopping is your thing, no matter where you go in the area there are excellent shopping options. Travel along the Southport Corridor for chic boutique style shops. To the east are the many boutiques and stores along the Halsted, Clark and Broadway. If your tastes are more for chain stores go south to get to all the stores at North and Halsted. Finally, west are the quirky stores in Bucktown and Wicker Park.
Hit a Bike Trail
Chicago’s latest secret is The 606, an elevated trail for walkers, runners and bikers transformed from a disused rail line and into a scenic path. The trail finished construction and opened to the public at the end of last month, so dust off your bike and check out this brand new trail before everyone hears about it and it gets crowded.
Enjoy Nature at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Just north of Lincoln Park Zoo is the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. The nature museum has daily activities so it’s worth checking out their calendar to see if any are of interest to you. It also provides a nice tranquil place to relax.
For adrenaline junkies there are a few gyms in the area which feature climbing walls to try your hand at. Both the Lakeview and Lincoln Park Chicago Athletic Clubs have climbing walls and have options for non-gym members to climb. Each wall has routes for beginners all the way up to advanced climbers.
Go to the Park
Sprinkled all throughout the area are city parks of varying sizes which feature things like: playgrounds, pools, dog parks, skate parks, tennis courts, baseball / softball diamonds and basketball courts. Beyond that some parks have fun events like plays or show movies during the summer, so it’s worth taking a look around your area to see what parks are nearby.
Those are just a few ideas for things to check out if you’re new to the area. The best thing to do is to get out and explore to see what’s around you. Apartments in Lakeview and apartments in Lincoln Park both are close to many different restaurants, nightlife and shopping so there is always something to do. In fact, both of those neighborhoods are very walkable, meaning it’s very easy to go about your day to day errands without needing a car.