The Loop is the heart of Chicago, where business intersects with culture. Architectural icons such as the Pritzker Pavilion and Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), business offices and government agencies, as well as the city’s theatre district, all intertwine in this densely-populated area. Whether you want to listen to the symphony in Millennium Park, visit the Art Institute or see the State Street shops, parking in the Loop is made easy with several self-park garages.
- Gold Coast
The Gold Coast lives up to its name as one the most affluent neighborhoods inChicago. Streets are lined with beautiful brownstone homes, luxury retailers and high-end restaurants. Parking ranges from self-park facilities to valet service at select establishments.
- Old Town
Old Town is reminiscent of a previous era with 19th century homes and cobblestone streets. This destination neighborhood is great for boutique shopping and dining. Dance all night, see the esteemed Second City comedy group or dine at a trend-setting restaurant — Old Town has it all. Self-park facilities are available throughout the neighborhood. You may also purchase parking in advance, online, for several garages.
- Lincoln Park
By day, Lincoln Park is a popular destination for its many cultural institutions, including the Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago History Museum, Steppenwolf Theater and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. By night, Lincoln Park is known for its quaint night life. Residents and visitors can shop high-end retail on Armitage and Halsted while students study at DePaul University. “Foodies” can enjoy a world-famous meal at Charlie Trotter’s or Alinea. Few multi-level garages exist in this highly residential neighborhood. Look for parking inside the Park or along North Avenue’s retail district.
One of the most diverse neighborhoods in Chicago, Lakeview houses many locally-owned restaurants and retail establishments. See the Blue Man Group at the Briar Theatre, catch live music at The Vic or visit the new Laugh Factory for some stand-up comedy. Lakeview is also home to Boystown, one of the nation’s largest LGBT communities. Ample surface lot and multi-level garage parking can be purchased in advance. Valet parking is available at some locations.
Streeterville, adjacent to the Magnificent Mile, plays host to multiple office buildings, high-rise residences and a myriad of hotels. Take a tour of the Museum of Contemporary Art or head east to Navy Pier, one of Chicago’s most popular destinations. Visitors can find parking in various self-park garages and surface lots.
Chicago’s most iconic street, the Magnificent Mile attracts tourists from across the world. Luxury retail stores, high-end hotels and restaurants line the street from the Chicago Riverto Oak Streetbeach. It’s also home to the Water Tower, one of the lone standing buildings after the Great Chicago Fire. Parking in this district is available through self-park facilities (retail, multi-level business buildings) and valet service at select hotels.
The River North neighborhood – appropriately named, as it lies north of the Chicago River – lays claim to numerous art galleries, a vibrant nightlife and some of Chicago’s most well-known restaurants. People can view the Merchandise Mart, Marina Towers, Trump Tower and House of Blues. Visitors can park their cars in various surface lots and self-park garages to enjoy this pedestrian-friendly neighborhood.
The South Loop experienced a renaissance during the real estate boom in the late 2000s. Young professionals are drawn to its new building structures, new restaurants and scenic Millennium Park views. Blues fans flock to the South Loop’s Buddy Guy Legends, Chicago’s premier blues club, while museum goers are just steps away from Museum Campus. South Loop visitors can find parking at various surface lots and self-park garages.
Formerly known as the Warehouse District, the West Loop is now a thriving neighborhood with loft-style condos and eclectic cuisine. If you’re heading to theWest Loop, ample parking is available via several self-park garages and surface lots.
Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, gives this hot-spot neighborhood its name. With its bustling nightlife, sports fans and party-goers alike find everything they need on Clark Street. Avoid the hassle of game day parking by purchasing your parking ahead of time, online, at www.ParkForWrigley.com.