Chicago Neighborhood Guide: The Loop
"The Loop" got its name from a transportation line that formed a loop. The area is primarily a business district with condos.
Start at the Harold Washington Library, see public art and visit the rooftop winter garden.
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Walk north on Dearborn to Calder's Flamingo. That is 50 tons of steel!
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Hungry? Stop across the street at the Revival Food Hall. You'll have plenty options for food, coffee and cocktails.
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Continue north on Dearborn to Washington St to see Untitled by Picasso. The artist gifted it to the people without explaining what it represents.
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Directly east is Block 37, an indoor shopping and food mall.
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Continue east on Washington to see the Chicago Cultural Center (free), home to the world's largest stained glass Tiffany Dome. Next, you can...
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... cruise Jeweler's Row on South Wabash Street, shop South State Street...
Or visit the renowned parks: Millennium Park, Maggie Daley Park, Cloud Gate, Lurie Garden, and Crown Fountain.
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You could also walk north on Michigan Avenue and experience the Riverwalk where you'll find architectural cruises, kayak rentals, and restaurants.
Or head south on Michigan Avenue to visit the Art Institute of Chicago. 🦁
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