3 Great Chicago Neighborhoods to Explore
Try the trolley
Want to explore Chicago neighborhoods without driving or taking the El? Chicago Trolley leaves from Millennium Park and from North Michigan Avenue, just north of the Chicago River. You can hop on, hop off, learn all about some of the city's most impressive sites—and eat your way through eclectic neighborhoods.
The 90-minute West Neighborhood Tour takes you through a buffet of stops, with drivers narrating the history of each. Riders can stop to try dim sum at Three Happiness in Chinatown, grab a cantaloupe lemonade at seasonal Mario's Italian Lemonade in Little Italy and dig into a gyro at Athena Greek Restaurant in Greektown. At each stop, your driver will tell you when the next trolley will be by to pick you up. With a $35 three-day pass and dozens of options, you can make each trip completely different. (888) 881-3284; chicagotours.us
Pictured: Hazel is one of many quirky shops near Northcenter.