Chicago Neighborhood Guide

Aerial view of Chicago

How many neighborhoods in Chicago can you name? You might be surprised by just how many hidden gems this bustling city has to explore! Whether you’re stopping by for a visit to the famed Navy Pier or a world-class view in our very own The Ledge, let us introduce you to the best neighborhoods in Chicago to see the sights that have made this city so iconic.

Chicago Neighborhoods

Famous Hotspots

If you want to hit all the hotspots in an afternoon, one of the best neighborhoods in Chicago is the Loop. The Loop is home to tons of famous Chicago landmarks that are celebrated around the world. Head over to Millenium Park to view attractions like the splashy Crown Fountain and of course, the mirrored Cloud Gate known to many as The Bean. And if you’re looking for fun with the whole family, Navy Pier is a surefire hit with its legendary 200-ft tall Centennial Ferris Wheel.

Historic Sights

History buffs will love exploring the gorgeous architecture and amazing stories behind some of the most impressive landmarks around.

  • Opening in 1973, Willis Tower in the Loop remains one of the tallest buildings in the world at a soaring height of 1,730 feet. Get a view of four different states and the entire city from the all-glass Ledge!
  • Want to hit as many architectural landmarks as you can? Take an architectural tour to drive through areas like historic Chinatown in Armour Square and the ornate Hector Duarte Studio in Pilsen.

Nature Wonders

Chicago neighborhoods might be packed with sky-high buildings and boutiques, but this city is also home to some of the most beautiful gardens around.

  • Lurie Garden, located in Millenium Park, is an urban oasis that pays tribute to the city itself with gorgeous blossoms and innovative landscaping.
  • Garden of the Phoenix, located in the Jackson Park district, is a Japanese garden built entirely on Wooded Island.

Learn More About The Windy City With Skydeck Chicago

From Lincoln Park to Wicker Park and everything in between, there are plenty of reasons to start exploring new Chicago neighborhoods. And if you want to get a one-of-a-kind view of the entire city, head downtown to visit Skydeck Chicago! Take a video tour to get a sneak peek at the experience and start planning your visit.