From its history to its architecture to its entertainment, everything about Lincoln Park is full of character. Nights out here are always colorful; whether for blues, rock n’ roll, or local comedy, the streets just north of Old Town offer a watering hole for every personality. This affluent neighborhood takes its name from the famed Lincoln Park, a green stretch by the lake popular with weekenders. Gastronomic connoisseurs flock to Lincoln Park to savor Chicago’s best culinary inspirations at Boka and Mon Amie Gabi. For fresh shopping finds with a healthy dose of bespoke, there’s no finer place in the city. The Armitage-Halstead area houses boutique after boutique of quaint retail offerings. Beloved local gems like Art Effect and big-name cult favorites like Kiehl’s are all within walking distance and draw heavy crowds.