Wicker Park is a neighborhood in the northside of Chicago. If you don't have a car, which is probably best, you can get there on the Blue Line and get off at the Damen exit. There are tons of really unique botiques and shops. One of my favorite shops is Akira for men and women. The restaurants (Feast, Piece, Hot Chocolate, Bongo Room) around there are really cool, and the nightlife is so much fun. It has maybe 1-2 clubs, and everything else is a lounge or a bar. You won't really notice it during the day, but on a Friday or Saturday night, the streets get packed. The energy is always good and the people are not pretentious at all.
Lovely Apartment is a famous street town in Chicago. It's a good place to go with children. The scenery there is very beautiful. There are the most beautiful trees in the street. I like traveling. I have visited many places and seen many kinds of scenery. This is one of my favorite spots.
Probably the most popular neighborhood along the Blue Line, Wicker Park is home to some of the best book stores, thrift shops, and live music venues in the city. Within steps of the Damen Blue Line station are hundreds of things to do: the park, Big Star (tacos!), the Flat Iron building, the Double Door, Quimby's...I could go on. Come here when you don't have to be anywhere for a while; you can lose hours just wandering the intersection of Milwaukee, Damen, and North Ave.
My hood! A cross between Brooklyn and Soho, trendy WP has so many fab restaurants and shops it's hard to keep track of all the new things opening. Standouts: Mana (vegetarian tapas, even though I'm as carnivore as they come), Bongo Room (white choc carmel pretzel pancakes...to die for), and Bangers and Lace (best grilled cheese / craft beers)
This was at a restaurant called Antique Taco that is in Wicker Park, Chicago. It was easily one of the best tacos I have ever tasted in my life!
Nice selection of produce, cheeses, baked goods. Micro greens. Strange and exotic mushrooms. Shady meandering site.
Eclectic community and neighborhood off the Blue Line train stop. Known for bars, hipsters and artists.