Best Places to Walk to and From in River North

Feb, 17 2018

Where to Walk to from your Corporate Housing in River North

The River North area in Chicago used to be a warehouse and manufacturing district that has now transformed into one of the most fashionable neighborhoods in the city. The beautiful, historic architecture blends in perfectly with the modern scene that is only a stone’s throw from the trendy Michigan Avenue shopping area.

If you are a regular local or you’re visiting and staying in one of the many furnished apartments that PF Suites offers, you’ll want to take in some of the local landmarks.

River North Overview

The River North area is vibrant and filled with young professionals who live and work in the area. You’ll find plenty of offices, restaurants, art galleries, and nightclubs that dot the neighborhood. This is a place that manages to successfully combine the architecture of its past with a modern view of living. For those that live in River North, it means having your shopping, eating, and entertainment options within easy walking distance.

River North Art Galleries

There are several exceptional art galleries in the River North area, but two lesser known options that hug the Chicago River offers easy access from the southern part of River North and the Loop.

Richard Norton Gallery: This location at 612 Merchandise Mart Plaza offers various artists and expos focusing on Impressionist (American and European), modern paintings, sculpture and drawings from the 19th century.

The Golden Triangle: This location at 330 N Clark St offers nearly 20,000 SF of Asian Antiques. The owners, Douglas Van Tress and Chauwarin Tuntisak have hand selected everything in the space.  The location offers cultural events and exhibitions regularly.

River North Dining and Drinking

Looking for a great play to eat in River North? If so, you have over 100 choices that run the gamut from American, Chinese, French, Japanese, Spanish, Thai, Vegetarian and so much more. Two of the more prominent local restaurants include the following;

Harry Caray’s Restaurant:  An oldie, but a favorite, the late Harry Caray is still an iconic figure and his restaurant is a must-visit for those who love baseball.

Three Dots and a Dash: This underground gem is a little hard to find, but once you do, you'll never forget the experience.  Go to check out one of the World's 50 Best Bars, according to Drinks International.  This Premier Tropical Tiki Bar is a local favorite.

River North Parks

There are a couple of great parks in the River North area that you can take in on your walk around the neighborhood.

Erie Park: Easily one of the best parks in all of Chicago. Complete with a fabulous children’s playground and plenty of room to walk, exercise, or just sit and enjoy the surroundings, Erie Park has become a favorite of many who love sitting on the grass hills that overlook the area.

Milton Lee Olive Park: One of the hidden gems of Chicago, Milton Lee Olive Park offers spectacular views of the skyline and lakeshore that cannot be beat. The park itself offers enough room to wander around in peace, but it is the unmatched views of the city that make it special.

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