Most Chicagoans live for summer yet stay for the seasons. A majestic beauty falls over the city during the transitions from cold to chilly, hot to crisp.

The striking green canopy of trees throughout Lincoln Park fades to blissful autumn colors that leave a satisfying crunch beneath your feet. The first winter snow brings a hush of breathtaking beauty. 

Check out our top 10 favorite things to do when the neighborhood gets chilly. 


1. Nothing better than a brisk walk through Lincoln Park [warm up in the conservatory] and around North Pond that ends with a hot beverage around the fire pit on Colectivo’s patio (just down the street from The Neighborhood Hotel Lincoln Park). 

2. Feeling festive? Stroll over to Zoo Lights @ The Lincoln Park Zoo (for $0!) followed by a cozy, French dinner at Mon Ami Gabi

3. For the active folks, hop over to Wrigley Field for a spin around the Gallagher Way ice rink

4. Cabin fever? Get your staycation rolling with a family/friends slumber party @ The Neighborhood Hotel Lincoln Park complete with dinner from The Wiener’s Circle right next door. 

5. Farmer’s market bounty + joy. The Green City Market runs through October (outside). This is your spot to grab a bunch of striking fall flowers, a hot apple cider and all of the irresistible harvest produce. 

6. Expand your mind! Bask in the warmth of the Butterfly Sanctuary @ The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and/or get deep into Chicago history @ The Chicago History Museum.

7. Need culture? Check out the famous + amazing, Steppenwolf Theater for some good old drama!

8. Bundle up for city sledding! There is a hill near Sunshine Park (few blocks from The Neighborhood Hotel Lincoln Park) and another fun hill @ Oz Park

9. Indulge in a proper tea time @ the French bakery, Vanille Chicago (few blocks from The Neighborhood Hotel). 

10. EAT. Cold temps = the ultimate time to get down on some of the best grub in the city. In LP alone, you can hit: Lou Malnati’s or Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder for Chicago style ‘za, Riccardo for divine pasta or R.J. Grunts for a classic soup + burger combo. 

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About The Neighborhood Hotel

The Neighborhood Hotel was founded by travel enthusiasts who enjoy spaces that inspire, comfort and fuel. Each suite is well equipped for short and longterm stays (i.e. kitchenettes, laundry, etc.). The Neighborhood Hotel aims to transform old buildings with cool history into well outfitted apartment style hotels that honor the old while representing the now. The vibe is fresh + fun with rooms that are stocked to support everyone from the homebody to the adventurer. The Neighborhood Hotel serves as a basecamp for the explorer and a sanctuary for the traveler who needs to recharge, reset or just chill.The suites are simple + clean punctuated by accents that bring the right amount of pop. The Neighborhood Hotel has locations in: Lincoln Park, Little Italy, West Loop (2025 opening), New Buffalo, MI and Grand Beach, MI.

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Coming Soon:
The Neighborhood Little Italy
Where welcome drinks come in the form of bold espresso + crisp prosecco. We can't wait
Chi? [Who]
The Neighborhood Hotel
Cosa? [What]
Warmth, bellezza, history. The cornerstones of Italian culture that The Neighborhood Little Italy captures in its third + largest location with 35 suites (Studio - 2 bedrooms).
Quando? [When]
Spring/Summer 2023
Dove? [Where]
In the heart of Little Italy! Here, you're nestled in a neighborhood with an old world feel that seamlessly welcomes the new and modern. Plus, the most bustling parts of the city are just a stone's throw away and easily accessible on foot/public transit! Places like: The Illinois Medical District + Fulton Market + West Loop + UIC + The United Center + the Loop.
Perché? [Why]
To experience fun, adventure, and comfort!
Come? [How]
Our buildings have stories ingrained in the walls (in a non-creepy way) - stories that are meant to be told and shared. The Neighborhood Little Italy was formerly the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame which honored the greatest Italian-American athletes, broadcasters, and sports workers to benefit athletics in the United States. Once again, we've fallen for a space outfitted with cool history + architecture. Grateful to all of the hard workers and supporters who are turning another NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL vision/dream into reality!
The Neighborhood Little Italy building design
Rebel House is nailing the design. Soaring ceilings give way to chic urban lofts with sophisticated Italian villa vibes. the top floor's outdoor terraces feature captivating views of the city and the piazza across the street. La vita é bella.
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