Jackson Park is located behind the Museum of Science and Industry and has a large area of re-created forest. It is a good idea to visit the Japanese pavilion that is a replica of one that existed in the same spot during the 1893 Colombian exposition. This is a great stop for anyone who is looking for somewhere to stretch their legs after visiting the museum. The Wooded Island is also a spot in the park that is a great place for kids. This is a place that is great during the day, but one should try to avoid it after sunset since it is possible to find less than desirable people here.
Jackson Park's Japanese Garden
Jackson Park Beach
63rd Street Beach
The Snail Thai Cuisine
Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center