"Covering an area of over 60 acres, Rainbow Beach and Park is a huge beach and one of the prominent public park areas in Chicago. Meander along the expansive lush green area of the park, choose from the varied sports options on offer which include basketball, tennis, baseball, handball, and take pleasure in the unparalleled views of the lakefront along with the skyline. Rainbow Beach and Park hosts holiday-themed events throughout the year and also organizes summer camps for adults and kids alike."
"Bronzeville & Time Out MarketThis frosty favorite debuted in the Time Out Market just last month, bringing with it the same homestyle scoops that put its original Bronzeville location on the map two years ago. Owners Yahya and Nataki Muhammad wanted to deliver their version of the old-fashioned scoops Yahya remembers having as a child, and one might say they’ve succeeded—mega fans arrive on the regular to choose between 25 rotating flavors (including vegan and sugar-free options) spanning homey creations like Banana Pudding, Black Walnut, and, their nostalgia-sparking bestseller, Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Vanilla.How to book: Stop by for counter service or get delivery via DoorDash and UberEats."
"The cold case at Yahya and Nataki Muhammad's cheerful Bronzeville scoop shop is packed with hand-churned homemade ice cream in flavors like Jamaican rum raisin, honey cinnamon graham cracker and strawberry supreme. But it won't take long to spot someone devouring the creamery's crown jewel: a generous serving of peach cobbler crowned with melty vanilla ice cream. Once you try this summertime delicacy, prepare to crave it for the rest of your life."
"A post shared by Shawn Michelle’s Ice Cream (@shawnmichelleschicago) on Jul 23, 2019 at 1:26pm PDT. This Bronzeville shop is new to the ice cream game, but they still cherish old-fashioned ice cream!. Head to their store to try their Sweet Sixteen flavors including Grandma’s Ole Fashioned Vanilla, Honey Cinnamon Graham and Jamaican Rum Raisin."
Bronzeville Children's Museum
4.5 (66 ratings)
African-American-focused museum with guided tours through hands-on exhibits aimed at kids 3 to 9.
"At 280 acres, Big Marsh certainly lives up to its name, but this far southeast side public park—opened in 2016 in the Calumet Area Reserve—is still a relative secret to most locals. The park includes 45 acres of recreation areas designed specifically for mountain and BMX biking and casual trail riding. The rest (234 acres) is a nature preserve great for hiking and bird-watching."
"Whether you want to relax with a nature walk or go on an adventurous hike, this park is a great place to check out. Forty-five acres of the park are dedicated to more intense endeavors, such as hiking, adventure courses and off-course biking. The other 235 acres is devoted to more passive activities like bird-watching and nature walking."
Washington (George) Park
4.4 (2827 ratings)
366-acre park with 3 playgrounds, a community pool, a fitness center, sports courts & a lagoon.
5531 S Martin Luther King Dr, Chicago, IL 60615, USA
"Archer Ave. (between Campbell Avenue and Rockwell Street), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the cheap Chinese spot 4.5 stars out of 84 reviews. Don't miss the orange chicken and shrimp fried rice. Furthermore, we found this about the business's signature items: "Chop Suey City offers a large extensive menu featuring delicious Chinese American-style food served with a lot of flavor and love!" it notes on Yelp in the section about specialties."
Taste of Chicago Restaurant
4.5 (218 ratings)4 (83 ratings)
No-fuss counter-serve eatery grilling & frying up local American, Mexican & Italian favorites.
3170 S Ashland Ave H, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
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"With more than three million visitors per year, the Taste of Chicago is the largest food festival in the world. It’s an absolute smorgasbord of everything from sloppy street food to elegant, restaurant-quality dishes. If you like getting your grub on, it should be at the top of your bucket list!"
Vito & Nick's Pizzeria
4.4 (1556 ratings)
Family-owned, South Side institution serving up thin-crust pizza & Italian favorites since 1932.
"Why we love it: Serving pies since 1949 (although this location opened in ’65), Vito and Nick’s is a Chicago tradition. The cracker-thin, tavern-style crust is loaded up with rich red sauce, gooey mozzarella and fennel-flecked sausage chunks; test the limits with a few more toppings—we like mushroom, pepper, onion and black olives on ours. For the complete experience, stop by to sip an ice-cold Old Style in the dining room while catching a glimpse of the Bears or Sox game on TV."
"A South Side institution, the old school Vito & Nick's restaurant has specialized in thin crust pizza for nearly a century. It's been featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives," among other shows. Recommended for Family Friendly because: It's a South Side institution, known for the best thin crust pizza in Chicago."
"Yes, deep dish is the type of pizza that Chicago is known for. But much like how Queen’s “We Will Rock You” was originally a B-side to “We Are The Champions”, Chicago’s legendary cracker-style thin crust can’t be ignored. And that’s what you’ll find at Vito and Nick’s in Ashburn."
Best Arts and Culture Places in Shorewood
South Shore Cultural Center
4.5 (1408 ratings)
Landmark building (with solarium, theater, culinary institute & restaurant) plus a 65-acre park.
"Originally built as the South Shore Country Club, this South Side icon was penned by architects Marshall and Fox in 1905. Purchased by the Chicago Park District in 1975 and renamed as the South Shore Cultural Center, the landmarked Mediterranean Revival building features painstakingly restored historic details, a grandiose ballroom, and golf course. It remains a popular venue for weddings and other large events."
"The South Shore Cultural Center is a great example of what the South Side has to offer. The sprawling landscape surrounding the center features manicured gardens, a golf course, nature paths, a butterfly garden, and picnic areas. Next to the former country club is a wild, overgrown nature preserve with a fire circle and views of Lake Michigan and the city."
"Located only a few minutes south from Hyde Park's Museum of Science & Industry, the South Shore Cultural Center has been an iconic structure in the neighborhood since 1905. Throughout the summer it focuses on rich programming that is free to all. Entertainment ranges from West African dance performances to live jazz or classical music."
Hyde Park Art Center
4.7 (283 ratings)
Nonprofit visual arts center exhibiting work by emerging or under-recognized contemporary artists.
"The Hyde Park Art Center has been the south side heart of contemporary arts and an incubation space for artists since 1939. The venue reopens in 2021 with a trio of exhibitions featuring established and emerging Chicago-based artists. See Cuts and Beats: Cecil McDonald, Jr., photomontages of manipulated historical images of Black artists (vintage sheet music covers, theater ads, and artist publicity photographs) with contemporary photographs taken by the artist himself in dance clubs around Chicago."
"Hyde Park Art Center is more than a gallery; it’s also a community center that offers a production space as well as studio art classes, exhibitions, artist talks, and residency programs. Photo Credit:
Museum of Contemporary Photography"
"A focus on mid-career artists sets this gallery apart from the pack. It features contemporary American and European works that range from abstracts to landscapes. Open afternoons Wednesday through Sunday and by appointment."
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4.6 (210 ratings)5 (117 ratings)
Modern architectural landmark home built by Mies van der Rohe in 1951 on a 62-acre site.