Home to Chicago's comedy jewel, the Second City theater, Old Town keeps the culture coming to Chicago's north side. Visitors will find top-notch dining at Twin Anchors and Perennial Virant, and brew enthusiasts will get a liquid education at Old Town Ale House. After weekend Second City showsâ headliners like Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Sarah Silverman have been known to stop in for a drink at Corcoran's. The Old Town shopping district is also known for its collection of independent, upscale boutiques, where local shop owners offer the very coolest in Chicago-made goods.
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Getting Around Chicago
The best way to get around Chicago is on the elevated "L" train. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Orange Line "L" runs from Midway to downtown Chicago from 4:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. every day. Fare starts at $2.25. The Blue Line "L" runs from O'Hare to downtown Chicago 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Most CTA "L" lines run from 4 a.m. until 1 a.m. every day.
Nearby Airports
  • Midway International Airport-MDW
  • O'Hare International Airport-ORD
Airport Taxis
  • $30 (from Midway) $40 (from O'Hare)
Things to Do and See Near Old Town
  • Navy Pier
  • Willis Tower
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Field Museum of Natural History
  • Wrigley Field
  • Chicago Theater
  • Lincoln Park
  • Michigan Avenue
  • Millennium Park
  • Cloud Gate
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Holy Name Cathedral
  • Steppenwolf Theatre Company
  • John Hancock Center
  • United Center
  • Magnificent Mile
  • Joffrey Ballet
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • Millennium Park
  • Northwestern University