My husband and I are visiting Chicago for a long weekend in July. We have visited many times (our favorite destination!) and have mostly stayed within a block or so of Michigan Ave. But last time we rented an AirBnB and stayed in a neighborhood near Wrigley. We loved feeling like "locals" and spent time in that neighborhood exploring shops and restaurants.
My question for this summer is - what are some good neighborhoods for me to target as I look for a place to stay? Requirements are:
Very near the El (not sure what are plans are yet, but we will for sure be going to the Field Museum, and will ride the train from the airport - not sure which airport yet)
Very walkable neighborhood with fun restaurants and shops to explore
We are both 40, and won't have our kids with us. We aren't that interested in live music, so aren't necessarily looking for that.