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Post from Emma

Hyde Park is a neighborhood bursting with rich Chicago culture and history. If you’re coming for a visit or just moving in, be sure to check out these five quintessential Hyde Park stops!

The Robie House

Inspired by the landscape of the Midwest, famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright built the Robie House in the early 1990s. A stunning example of “Prairie Style” architecture, the house is a staple of the Hyde Park community. Plan your visit today!

The Woodlawn Tap

 Known to most locals as “Jimmy’s”, after the tavern’s famous barkeep, Woodlawn Tap has served everyone from UChicago professors and students to Dylan Thomas. Step inside, and you’ll be transported back in time throughout the tavern’s history (over half a century!).

Powells Books

 A part of the famous Powell’s independent used bookstore chain, this Chicago outpost has been in Hyde Park for over 40 years. Wander around for hours — feel free to get lost in their over a quarter million selection!

Promontory Point

 If you want one of the best views of Chicago’s beautiful skyline, head down to Promontory Point at Burnham Park. The Point is a part of renowned Chicago architect Daniel Burnham’s planning for the 1933-1934 World’s Fair held in Chicago — and one of Hyde Park’s best-kept secrets.

Valois

 This landmark cash-only eatery is one of President Obama’s favorite neighborhood spots. If you want to eat like a president, be sure to order the N.Y. Steak & Eggs, Mediterranean Omelette, or Two Pancakes special.