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The Loop

Take the "L" Blue or Red to Washington, Monroe, or Jackson.

Take the Brown, Orange, Pink or Purple to Adams, Madison, Randolph, State, Clark, Washngintn, Quincy, LaSalle or Library.

Take the Green to Adams, Madison, Randolph, State or Clark.

Nicknamed "The Loop" because the "El" (Elevated Train) loops around the center of Chicago’s business district. The Loop is home to the Theatre District and features the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Cadillac Palace Theatre, the Chicago Theatre, and Bank of America Theatre.

Magnificent Mile

Take the "L" Red to Chicago or Grand.

Running from the Chicago River to Lake Shore Drive along Michigan Avenue, the Magnificent Mile is known around the world, and is home to Chicago's luxury stores and hotels.

Museum Campus

Museum Campus is home to the Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, and the Field Museum of Natural History. Situated on the lakefront south of the Loop, Museum Campus is also home to Soldier Field. The home of the Chicago Bears, Soldier Field is the oldest active stadium in the NFL.

Near North Side

Near North Side is a larger area that encompasses some smaller places. Known for being the home to the Magnificent Mile, The Loop and Navy Pier, a PDF map of Near North Side is provided by the city of Chicago.

Printer's Row

Take the "L" Red line to Harrison or Roosevelt. Or you can take the Blue line to LaSalle or Clinton.

Located near The Loop, Printers Row’s is a swiftly growing neighborhood. Formerly a printing district, the factories and warehouses that were left behind have been turned into residential lofts. The influx of residents has brought restaurants and bars to Printer's Row. Every June a book fair is held in Printer's Row called the Printer's Row Lit Fest.

South Loop

Take the "L" Red line to Harrison or Roosevelt. Or you can take the Blue line to LaSalle or Clinton.

A community full of young, mobile, affluent professionals; students, and the Mayor, this neighborhood is home to the historical Henry B. Clarke House, one of Chicago’s oldest residences. The South Loop is packed with blues clubs, bars, and great dining.

Near South Side

Known for Museum Campus, Near South Side was known for its railroad tracks until the mid-1960s when middle class residential areas began popping up.

Some people believe Printer's Row and South Loop overlap with Near South Side. A map of Near South Side is provided by the city.

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