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Questions regarding Grant park

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Questions regarding Grant park

What part of town is Grant Park considered? Loop? Downtown?

also does anyone know which areas of town are safe to stay in and travel on the El, within a 5-10 mile radius of Grant Park?

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1. Re: Questions regarding Grant park

Loop and downtown are pretty interchangeable (although the loop is a little section in downtown) and Grant Park would be considered downtown. To feel safe, you will want to stay in River North, Michigan Avenue area or the Loop which are all within a mile of Grant Park.

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2. Re: Questions regarding Grant park

Thanks so much.

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3. Re: Questions regarding Grant park

Stick primarily to the Orange line. Try to use the L very sparingly as I have seen some rough stuff- I'm from the south side. After 10 carry some mace- not a joke.

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If you're staying in River North/Mag Mile you'll be primarily using the Red Line. The Orange Line only goes around the Loop and then heads southwest to Midway Airport. You'll be fine. Many people around in those areas at night. Since you're asking about Grant Park, if this is Lollapalooza related, there will be tons of people around. If you have to go farther out than that you will have to think Evanston, Skokie or the O'Hare area. South or west would not work.

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5. Re: Questions regarding Grant park

Why don't you stay up on North Michigan Avenue, around where all the stores are. There are always people out at night there and it's well lighted.

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