Lincoln Park, Chicago.
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Popular eateries and watering holes abound in the expansive neighborhood of Lincoln Park – which stretches from North Avenue Beach all the way to the Chicago River – as does some of the highest-priced real estate in town.

Clark Street alone is alive with bars and restaurants for nearly every taste and budget, and its sidewalk patios, usually shadowed by nearby mansions, fill early as young professionals stop by to enjoy myriad independent cafés, ethnic bakeries, and cozy breakfast spots.

Spirited college students from DePaul University tend to spend their nights on Lincoln Park’s Halsted Street, home to two of Chicago’s most famous blues bars, or work their way down the namesake drag of Lincoln, which offers a great mix of high-end clubbing, traditional Irish pubs, and good ol’ American dives.

Shoppers and fashionistas generally head to Armitage Street for the specialty shops and to the aptly named Armitage-Halsted-Webster shopping district for everything from vintage and second-hand threads to the latest Parisian styles and Italian leather accessories.

Dedicated foodies also make their way to Armitage for some of the most popular restaurants in the city, as well as to the southern end of Halsted Street for über-chic and highly rated spots like Alinea.

Outdoorsy types in Lincoln Park, of course, find their way straight to the 1,200 acre park that gives the area its name, where winding promenades and sweeping lake views provide an energy-boosting break before visitors dive back into the heart of the city.

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Where to Go in Lincoln Park

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