North of Chicago’s Loop and Gold Coast neighborhoods, you find Lincoln Park. It is Chicago’s largest public park and was named after President Abraham Lincoln after he was assassinated. The park stretches for seven miles from Grand Avenue (500 N) on the south to near Ardmore Avenue (5800 N) on the north, just north of the Lake Shore Drive boundary at Hollywood Avenue.
Lincoln Park offers an assortment of fine restaurants, nightspots, boutiques, and theaters. It is a refuge for joggers, tennis players, golfers, cyclists, and softball players. Lincoln Park is an area rich with ornate homes, trees and history. It is even home to the world’s first Ferris wheel and the violent clashes of the 1968 Democratic National Convention. As the name implies, Lincoln Park is also home to a sprawling lakefront park and the Lincoln Park Zoo. The neighborhood is also a live music hub, with numerous blues clubs and leading rock venues like Lincoln Hall.