Secret Gardens of Chicago: Jackson Park

Looking for a new spot in the city to spend a beautiful summer day at? May we suggest getting yourself down to Hyde Park to explore the old stomping grounds of the Chicago World’s Fair/Columbian Exposition. This beautiful collection of parks and lagoons, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted for the 1893 festivities, is one of the most beautiful public gardens we’ve been at in Chicago, well worth the  journey down the Drive (especially on a breezy summer day).

The best spots are just behind the Museum of Science and Industry, near 59th Street. While you are in the area, might as well take a walk down 57th and pick up a book or two from one of the book stores to read in the park. The lakefront there ain’t so bad either (but you can’t swim there).

Here are some shots from our recent expedition. Visit Jackson Park.

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~ by Em on June 15, 2010.

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