Quiet Places To Relax In Chicago

Quiet Places To Relax In Chicago

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Looking to escape from the city buzz? Relax and chill for a while by heading to these quieter locales in Chicago.

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    Plants are in the testing phase for the next 2 years. 🌱🌾For foamers, the Milwaukee Ave access is the perfect place to take photos/videos of the CTA Blue Line trains. 😄🚊 -- Wrigley Fielder via Foursquare
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    Check out the sale rack in the back, it's the best in town. Cheap stuff they're trying to get rid of, often find a lot of great hardcover first editions. Also, great prop bucket for the photo booth! -- Maureen via Foursquare
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    Nice option for running or walking if you don't live near the lake. -- Molly Lynn via Foursquare
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    Play some pickup volleyball. Casually execute the Maverick flex/watch check. -- Thrillist via Foursquare
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    The sale section has books you actually want to read at good prices. Staff recommendations are up for a lot of books, and they're actually readers. I always walk out with something! -- Stephen S via Foursquare
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    They don't have an extensive book selection, but thats not to say the selection they do have isn't relevant. This is still a great neigborhood spot with lots to offer. -- Samantha Garcia via Foursquare
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    For the first 10 minutes of each hour during the day, Centennial Fountain at the east end shoots water in a great arc across the river. -- Travel + Leisure via Foursquare
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    With 3 floors of books stacked from floor to ceiling, Myopic is one of Chicago’s oldest and largest used bookstores. They also have a curious piece of memorabilia: Charles Bukowski’s “last breath”. -- Explore Chicago via Foursquare
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    Photographers! Check out this Documerica photo of Calumet Park in 1973. Take a photo of the area today, share it with our State of the Environment Photo Project, and help us document the changes. -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency via Foursquare
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    Beautiful summer days in Chicago are scarce...make the most of them and come down to the lake front. -- Matt Dicker via Foursquare
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    This beach has unofficially been claimed as the gay beach, but it is a great beach for all. Nice shallow water, lifeguards, and expansive beach front with soft sand. -- Chris Duhaime via Foursquare
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    One of my favorite places in the city and a can't-miss experience. The ambiance is gorgeous (be sure to get a seat by the fountain), and the staff and management are fantastic. Shout out to Shaun! -- Sonalee Joshi via Foursquare
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