Dry nice family friendly environment. It's FREE year round. A lot of new attractions.
Besides the Zoo Lincoln Park stretches for miles along the lake front. With world class beaches, wonderful open spaces and wooded bird sanctuaries. Great fun to check out the harbors in the summer and the natural ice sculptures that can occur in the winter. It is one of Chicago's greatest assets. Just a mil from the Ginkgo Leaf it should not be missed.
Love this zoo. Been there many times and it never fails to fascinate with its great assortment of animals. Going again this weekend.
Across the Street from Hotel Lincoln is the Saturday and Wednesday Farmer's Markets from Spring to Fall. Enjoy!