Pre-Order "111 Places in Chicago That You Must Not Miss"
We could not be more excited about our upcoming guide, 111 Places in Chicago That You Must Not Miss.
Author Amy Bizzarri and Photographer Susie Inverso have trekked across this amazing city to come up with 111 beautiful, funky, delicious, unusual, off-kilter, unique, and truly wonderful places for this new guidebook.
Little known Mob stories, hidden gardens, and Chicago's lost history are some of the feature attractions in the buildings, parks, bars, restaurants, shops and city streets featured in 111 Places in Chicago. We especially love the way Chicago has reclaimed so much of its past and brought it back to life for us to rediscover today.
Palmisano Park saw an old quarry-turned-landfill transform into a gorgeous park decorated with reclaimed wooden walkways and big rocks from the quarry itself.
Bubbly Creek was once the actual horrifying and gruesome environmental disaster area described in The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. Today, you can kayak along the sparkling waters and spot all the fish and birds who have returned to the habitat.
The South Side Elevated Car is a lovingly preserved remnant of the very first elevated rapid transit line in Chicago. You can see the very train that transported people to and from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Find out where in the book!
Visit Palmisano Park built from a reclaimed quarry
Seafood, donuts, local brews, music and theater, lovely natural oases, and so much art in unusual places can all be discovered with our newest guidebook in hand. 111 Places in Chicago That You Must Not Miss will also lead you to the city's most haunted spots, scenes of horrible historic crimes, and the tombs of some of its most interesting characters.
Our guidebooks are written first with locals in mind, and we cannot wait for Chicagoans to take it out for a spin this summer. When you visit places in the book and post your photos on social media, use the hashtag #111ChicagoPlaces, and we'll repost!
(Photos by Susie Inverso, except Palmisano Park, which is by Robert Sit, site design group, ltd.)