Hidden Gems:

Jackson's Park Japanese Garden 6401 S Stony Island Ave.

Humboldt Park Lagoon and Beach Loop  1440 N. Humboldt Park Ave. 

16th Street Murals 922 W. 16th Street

 Big Marsh Park, 11559 S Stony Island Ave

Blackstone Branch Library and the Hyde Park Neighborhood, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. 

Firehouse Community Arts Center and North Lawndale Neighborhood, 2111 S. Hamlin Ave. 

Whiner Beer Company (dog-friendly) and the Plant, Chicago's vertical farm and food incubator in Back of the Yards, 1400 W. 46th St.

SitStayRead Staff and Board Picks:

LaBagh Woods Trail: N Cicero Ave, north of W Foster Ave. 

McKinley Park 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

Marquette Park  6743 S. Kedzie Ave.

Armour Square Park  3309 S Shields Ave

The 606 1805 N Ridgeway Ave