I like this museum very much. There are several photographers in it. Although the museum is free, they welcome you to donate $5, which is worth it. The exhibition featured photographs of transsexuals and homosexuals banned in Iran. There are seats and information about each photographer on the wall. Very interesting photos and videos.
FirstMerit Bank Pavilion for concerts, 12th Street Beach (shhhh, secret beach), Bird Sanctuary, Natural Prairie/Grasslands.
Just attended my first concert (Dave Matthews Band 7/5/14) at Northerly Island and enjoyed the beautiful back drop of Chicago's Skyline. Parking is available near Soldier Field. You can either take a Long walk up to the Field Museum, Adler Planitarium and then down to the venue or wait for a free Ferry ride across to the island. The line took about 15 min and there were 4 boats carrying 18 people each per trip. The acoustics were not that great so stay near to the speakers. We were pretty far back and they were only a speck on the stage but watched on the big screen they had which worked well.
Beautiful scenery, picturesque, let people linger back and forth
Beidao Park is a very good place. Coconut palm trees are planted inside the park, and there are many kinds of cinnamon plants.
The North Island Park is somewhat remote. Usually they come here by car and walk around, relax, or couples come. Usually.