Lincoln Park Travel Guide
Started in the mid-seventies in a church basement by Jeff Perry, Terry Kinney, and Gary Sinise, the famed Steppenwolf Theater Company now has 43 ensemble members, including John Malkovich, Joan Allen, and John Mahoney, and puts on early 700 performances, annually.
Visit this urban ecosystem at Lincoln Park Zoo, where birds, fish, frogs, turtles, and insects frolic among native plants. Visitors enjoy free admission and a truly restful lull from the bustling city. For the curious, the park’s website offers a field guide.
Shopping on Halsted is plentiful, but MOI Boutique stands out. Occupying a cozy space on the trendy street, the shop features feminine clothes at moderate prices. Pick up a flutter-sleeved dress and white blazer.
Located at the south end of the Lincoln Park neighborhood, the Chicago History Museum features exhibitions about the city’s compelling past.
Get a haircut, shop for new outfits, and watch TV—all at the recently opened Guise|Chic. Owners Brad Habansky, Heidi Taylor, and Jodi Immel transformed a former police station into this Lincoln Park boutique and salon.
Home baker turned professional pastry chef Cindy Levine opened this Lincoln Park sweet shop in 2002. Located on Webster Avenue, the bakery's exterior is marked by a yellow and white striped awning and a stained glass cupcake surrounded by pastel color blocks.
Opened in 2008 by comfort food chef Cynthia Kallile, this unusual Lakeview bakery delights diners with an assortment of savory cupcakes made with different kinds of meatloaf.