8 Things to Do in Hyde Park, Chicago

Spend some time in Hyde Park.

Hyde Park is a fantastic neighborhood to explore during your free time, and we know just where to go!

Spend the day at the Museum of Science and Industry.
MSI has many standing exhibits along with new, exciting ones every few months. Whether you buy an annual pass or visit on a free day, there’s so much to see and do here!


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Enjoy art at the Smart Museum of Art.
If art is more your thing, the Smart Museum is the place for you. Not only is the Smart Museum a part of the University of Chicago, but it also stands on its own as a space to appreciate works of art, exhibits, and shows.


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Grab dinner and drinks at The Promontory.
The Promontory is a multi-faceted business. You can visit for amazing brunch, craft cocktails, delicious dinner, or to see live music. That’s right– The Promontory also has a music space for you to dance the night away.


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Explore the outdoors at Promontory Point.
Promontory Point offers unbeatable views of the Chicago skyline, and is a huge outdoor space to appreciate nature and stretch your legs on those rare sunny winter days.


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Take a tour of The Frederick C. Robie House.
As a U.S. National Historic Landmark on the campus of the University of Chicago, The Robie House has plenty of architectural history to explore. Built by Frank Lloyd Wright between 1909 and 1910, this home will reopen following interior renovations on March 29th.


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Shop local at 57th Street Books.
Check the calendar to see when authors from near and far will do readings and visits, or make your own time to explore the maze-like shelves and find plenty of new reads.

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Grab a latte and some pastries at Cafe 53.
Sit back, relax, and get your caffeine fix at Cafe 53. Whether you’re looking for a quick lunch or a sweet to accompany your cup of joe, you’ll find what you’re looking for at this cozy cafe.

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Indulge in a scoop at Kilwins.
Another gem to check out at University of Chicago! Sweets are the thing at this little shop, and it’s easy to see why considering their ice cream and other treats are unrivaled.

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