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Tourist in my own city: Humboldt Park, Chicago

Lisa Ghisolf
by Lisa Ghisolf on November 9, 2015
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Humboldt Park (1400 N Sacramento Ave, Chicago, IL 60622) is one of those spots I never truly attempted to see, and now that I have, I want to share this oasis with the world. It’s a gorgeous spot that belies the fact that just outside its bounds, a bustling city awaits.

There are a number of seasonal sports and arts programs here as there are throughout the Chicago Park District, but I think the real gem is the renovated Boathouse Cafe, with gorgeous lake views and a simple but tasty menu (and they let me spice up my omelet, so I love ’em!). There is also the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture, so it’s more than just a green sanctuary.

From the deck of the Boathouse Cafe.

From the deck of the Boathouse Cafe.

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An art installation I couldn't find a name or reference for...

An art installation I couldn’t find a name or reference for…

So many beautiful spots to take photos, or just take it all in.

So many beautiful spots to take photos, or just take it all in.

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The details are lovely.

The architecture is lovely.

Bridges leading everywhere.

Bridges leading everywhere.

The Boathouse Cafe.

The Boathouse Cafe.

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Lily pads for days...

Lily pads for days…

 

So much flora and fauna to enjoy!

So much flora and fauna to enjoy!

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You can't see him, but a heron landed back here, in what looks like a nesting area.

You can’t see him, but a heron landed back here, in what looks like a nesting area.

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Lisa Ghisolf
Lisa Ghisolf
Founder of WorkTravelTech. Obsessed with exploring neighborhoods, cafes, and delicious experiences. Day (& night) job: Freelance designer & WordPress wrangler (Gizmo-Design.com) & blogger on Thriftista.com.

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