Chicago Day Trip: What to See & Do In Downtown Oak Park

Frank Lloyd Wright Oak Park, IL // List Maker Picture Taker

This little suburb, which lies just outside Chicago’s¬†western border, is one of my favorite places to spend an afternoon when I’m feeling overwhelmed by the city. It’s easy enough to get to via driving or the CTA (take the green line to the end) and, despite its close proximity to Chicago, a day spent in Oak Park browsing the little shops and admiring the beautiful, old Victorian homes can feel like a mini getaway. The pace is slower, and the downtown district has a distinctly small town charm while still offering plenty to see and do.¬† Continue reading