Hyde park, Chicago
Hyde Park is an area south of the downtown loop. It has the distinction of being Chicago's first suburb and the most racially diverse of the city. Here you will find the University of Chicago, the Museum of Science and Industry, several other smaller museums, a pretty park and a promenade along Lake Michigan.
This is a great area for a daytrip and for visiting the Museum of Science, the University Campus or for just walking along the tree-lined neighborhood sidewalks, admiring the architecture. Because Hyde Park is so diverse, there are also a number of ethnic restaurants in the area.
Favorite thing: Hyde Park is Chicago’s intellectual capital, anchored by the University of Chicago. The popular Museum of Science and Industry is the big draw (and a surviving rememnant of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition), there are plenty of better things to do around here including Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece the Robie House and the amazing Fountain of Time statue on the southeast corner of Washington Park. The best way to reach Hyde Park is by Metra or South Shore train.