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With a prime location in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood, Waldorf Astoria Chicago is near several parks. The closest to the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel is Washington Square Park, a small, block-sized green space with a central fountain and inward facing benches that is no more than a five-minute walk from the luxury Chicago hotel. This is a dog-friendly park so don’t be surprised if you see more than a few pups on play dates.
Just northeast of the hotel is Oak Street Beach. During the summer, the scenic beach buzzes with beach babes and families. All year-round it offers great views of the city’s skyline. And just a few minutes north by cab sits Lincoln Park, the city’s largest. It holds a zoo, frequent farmers’ markets, softball and soccer fields, as well as plenty of walking paths to take it all in at your leisure.