Neighborhood Guide

Our Neighborhood

Hyde Park is home to the world-famous Museum of Science and Industry and the Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House, as well as many ethnic restaurants, family parks, bookstores, coffee shops, and more.

Attractions & Annual Events

Hyde Park has a number of cultural and educational attractions and hosts a variety of annual events in the summer and fall.


Culture Coast

Hyde Park is the heart of Culture Coast, a collection of thriving arts and cultural communities spanning the South Side. Experience historic museums and live  dance, music, and theater performances, while exploring some of the most vibrant neighborhoods Chicago has to offer.

To learn more about upcoming Culture Coast events, visit the Culture Coast calendar and browse the list of its member organizations.


Hyde Park Commerce

Hyde Park is filled with international cuisines, and common or exotic shops, so the listing below will help you find your way. If you want to stroll and look around, stores and restaurants tend to be on the 57th, 55th, 53rd, and 51st/Hyde Park Blvd streets, between the perpendicular streets of Kenwood Avenue and Lakepark Avenue. Here is a simplified map of Hyde Park.

To learn more about tours on and near campus, places to stay, and downtown chicago, visit those respective pages.


Dining Guide

Hyde Park’s dining choices include an eclectic selection of ethnic restaurants, coffee shops, delis, pizzerias, and neighborhood pubs. Visit Grub Hub to order food to be delivered or to visit online menus. See the our campus section for dining selections on campus.


Shopping Guide

Hyde Park's vibrant shopping districts serve residents and visitors seeking everything from gourmet cookware to obscure books. We have a strong mix of national, regional, and locally owned businesses, especially along the newly redeveloped 53rd Street.