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Chicago is surrounded by beautiful parks that are all within walking distance of The Peninsula Chicago. Not to be missed in summer and fall is Lincoln Park, which sits north of the luxury hotel. It is home to the famous Lincoln Park Zoo and picturesque North Pond. Take a stroll along the boardwalk that encircles a nature preserve; if you are there at just the right time of year, watch your step, since you may catch young ducklings waddling around behind their mother.
Another great park near the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel is Grant Park, which sits to the east and runs along Lake Michigan. Grant Park is host to some of the best festivals in Chicago, including Lollapalooza and Taste of Chicago. If you walk down there, make a stop at Buckingham Fountain. Officially named Clarence Buckingham Fountain Memorial, it was dedicated in 1927 and it’s one of the largest fountains in the world. Cross over Lake Shore and walk back up along the lakefront.
Water Tower Historic Park is located adjacent to The Peninsula Chicago. Millennium Park is an iconic park located near the hotel. Lincoln Park Zoo is also located nearby and features a free scenic park and a zoo.