Every city has that undeniably cool hood, and the West Loop is Chicago’s. Revered as the city’s dining core, the Fulton Market area which encompasses “Restaurant Row” is chock-full of can’t-miss places to satisfy an appetite. Whether it be upscale tasting menus or the best burger in town, the offerings are diverse, creative, and downright delicious. Post dinner, crowds choose Union Park for a leisurely stroll. Beyond just food, the West Loop is equally as famous for the Randolph Street Market, a monthly outdoor haven for all things vintage, from clothing to jewelry, and home decor. As is common for many post-industrial areas, the West Loop’s shopping scene is bespoke and anything but boring. This neighborhood is packed with indie boutiques which teeter on the high-end side. Weekday or weekend, day or night, the West Loop shines with a character unique to the city.