Hotel at a Glance: City Suites Hotel
At City Suites Hotel, the vibrant nightlife, shops, music venues, art galleries, and restaurants of Chicago's Boystown are all just steps away. Boystown—an LGBT-friendly nexus within the larger Lakeview neighborhood—is just four miles north of the Loop, so Chicago's iconic attractions, including the Bean and the Willis Tower, are a quick L or bus ride away. To the east of City Suites Hotel, you'll find Belmont Harbor and a scenic lakefront path running parallel to Lake Michigan.
- Complimentary breakfast served each morning
- Enjoy free cookies each afternoon, along with 24-hour coffee and tea service.
- In-room amenities: refrigerator, cable TV, and robes
- Borrow a pass to work out at the nearby #1 Gym
- Learn about Windy City history at the Chicago History Museum, which houses thousands of artifacts, manuscripts, and photographs detailing the city’s colorful past.
Chicago's Lakeview: Upscale, Trendy Neighborhood Along Lake Michigan
As its name suggests, the historic neighborhood of Lakeview overlooks Lake Michigan, which forms its eastern boundary. Joggers and bicyclists frequent the paved pathway that runs parallel to the shoreline. Further inland, you'll find a wealth of shops and eateries along Lakeview's two main thoroughfares, Clark Street and North Broadway. Catch a play or indie film at one of several small theaters, including Music Box Theatre, Theater Wit, and iO. Lakeview also houses the enclave known as Boystown, an LGBT-friendly area with scores of restaurants and bars.
Lakeview's most notable landmark is Wrigley Field, the second oldest ballpark in the majors after Boston's Fenway Park. Even when the Cubbies aren't playing at home, it's worth visiting the Friendly Confines to take a guided tour and glimpse the ivy-covered outfield walls.
Just south of Lakeview, Lincoln Park is known for its historic brownstones, quaint boutiques and cafés, and tree-lined boulevards. But this Chicago neighborhood is perhaps most famous for its namesake park, which sprawls across 1,200 acres adjacent to Lake Michigan. The park is adjacent to the Lincoln Park Zoo, which dates back to the 1870s, when park commissioners bought their first animal inhabitant, a bear cub, for $10. Today, the zoo—open daily and free to the public—houses more than 1,200 animals, including gorillas, bears, giraffes, tortoises, and pythons. Just outside the zoo’s entrance, the Lincoln Park Conservatory showcases exotic, tropical plants year-round.