Spring is the perfect time to explore as the weather finally starts to warm up! Old Town is an enchanting part of Chicago with a diverse neighborhood featuring some of the best shops, restaurants, and parks that Chicago has to offer. There is plenty of new in Old Town, so we've rounded up our top places to check out during the spring months.

Eva's Cafe


Eva's cafe has the ultimate charm, featuring a fireplace, brick floor, and antique wood tables and chairs. The perfect place to kick back and relax while enjoying strong coffees and quaint teas out of mismatched ceramic cups.

Topo Gigio


Opening over 30 years ago, this modern Italian restaurant is brimming with delicious eats and Italian charm. They specialize in Tuscan-style Italian dishes and are known for their traditional mains and excellent wine selection. During the warm weather months they offer outdoor seating on their sidewalk patio, the perfect springtime spot for a delicious meal and romantic view of Old Town's streets.

Green Heart Shop


Chicago’s only non-profit, fair trade shop that does as little harm as possible - to people, communities, and the environment. All of the products they sell are fair trade, eco-friendly, or carry a social mission.

Seward Park


With walking paths and an array of sporting fields Seward Park is the perfect spot for a twilight run or stroll with your family or friends. With over 8.5 acres of land, there are lots of opportunities to explore and play.



A comedy shack hosting comedians for more than three decades! Stop by Zanies for a 2-hour show featuring up-and-comers and regulars that will keep you laughing and full of good cheer.

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