Travel Guide of Lakeview, Chicago for: Majestic Hotel Rating: 2.5 Pearls
Lakeview, Chicago, Illinois

Lakeview Summary

Pros

  • Wrigley Field
  • LGBT cultural center, Boystown
  • Lots of dining options
  • Lively atmosphere
  • Vibrant nightlife
  • Great shopping
  • Eclectic neighborhood

Cons

  • Not always walkable due to its size
  • Few public transportation options in some parts
  • Far from popular tourist sites

What It's Like

Eclectic and lively are the two words that best describe Lakeview. The neighborhood is a dining, shopping and entertainment hotspot, with hundreds of options for every style and budget. Historic buildings, such as the Athenaeum Theatre (built in 1911) and the Lake View High School (built in 1886), blend smoothly with the urban landscape and the international atmosphere of this part of Chicago’s North Side. Wrigleyville, with its sports-themed bars, and Boystown, the heart of the LGBT nightlife scene, are some of the most popular enclaves in this vast neighborhood.

Where to Stay

There are far fewer hotels in Lakeview than in more popular tourist neighborhoods like The Loop, and most are clustered along the lake, near Wrigley Field and Boystown.  

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Facts

Languages:

English

Airports:

O'Hare International Airport

Midway Airport

Peak:

April - June

Off-Peak:

Jan. - March

Visa:

No, for nationalities included in the Visa Waiver Program

Vaccines:

No

Currency:

U.S. Dollar

Electricity:

120 V, 60 Hz

Tipping:

15-20% in restaurants and cabs

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