Chicago Neighborhoods: Wicker Park

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If you’re looking for the grungy side of Chicago, check out Wicker Park. Affectionately known as the “six corners”, the intersection of Damen, Milwaukee and North was once a mecca for dive bars and indie music venues. In the past decade, gentrification has replaced the grunge with chic boutiques, but the roots of this angsty part of Chicago still remains. Learn more about things to do in Wicker Park, then plan a visit to Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower!

Things to Do in Wicker Park

Wicker Park is a bit smaller than nearby Lincoln Park or Humboldt Park, but it is still a green oasis among the city’s buildings, providing a picturesque fountain and a baseball court to play a game. Wicker Park is more notable for its: 

  • Restaurants: Enjoy a variety or delectable foods from one of the many fun and trendy Wicker Park restaurants. 
  • Fashion: Chic boutiques offer the latest styles and brands with a scattering of thrift stores provides a day of fun searching for hidden gems. 
  • Art: Art galleries can help you discover local talent and provide for a fun outing with friends and family who are looking for a cultural experience.  
  • Live Theater: Local theater companies put on productions throughout the year to entertain and delight theatergoers. 

Where is Wicker Park in Chicago?

So, how far is Wicker Park from downtown Chicago? Wicker Park is less than five miles from downtown and just north of Ukrainian Village, the Blue Line stops right in the middle of the fray of the six corners. Spending an afternoon in Wicker Park before exploring the rest of Chicago is easier than you think and definitely worth it. 

Complete Your Trip With Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower

There are plenty of things to do in Wicker Park to keep you busy, but any trip to downtown Chicago isn’t complete until you’ve paid a visit to Skydeck at Willis Tower. From The Ledge, along with the rest of the tower, you can get an unparalleled view of Chicago and some of its famous neighborhoods. Contact us at Skydeck to learn more about marking your trip with a view from the top of Chicago!

Important Notice Regarding COVID-19

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