Things To Do in Chicago Near The Admiral at the Lake

senior couple at Millenium Park

Things To Do in Chicago Near The Admiral at the Lake

The City of Chicago at Your Feet

There is always a new version of Chicago, and endless ways to explore it. Get an inside look at how The Admiral at the Lake not only puts you close to everything you love about the city – diverse neighborhoods, historic landmarks, exotic cuisine and natural beauty – but is also home to amazing sights and opportunities as well.

Natural Beauty Right at Home

The Admiral offers spectacular views of Lake Michigan and the city skyline, but some of our most beautiful views are more down-to-earth: the glorious gardens and green spaces right in our community.

Filled with flower beds, bushes and trees – including a pear tree planted in honor of the Admirals’ 10th anniversary – our gardens and green spaces can be found both inside and out of our community.

Lush and inviting, our gardens are bursting with color and life. In fact, our first-floor garden was designated an official Certified Wildlife HabitatTM site by the National Wildlife Federation.

Certified Wildlife Habitat

To earn this prestigious designation from the National Wildlife Federation, a garden must support local wildlife, such as birds, butterflies and bees, by meeting conditions necessary for wildlife:

  • It must provide natural sources of food, water, cover and places to raise young.
  • It must be maintained in a sustainable way that incorporates native plants, conserves water and doesn’t rely on pesticides.

Get Out and About the Town!

Ready to explore? Whether you’re a foodie looking for your new favorite deep-dish pizza or hot dog, a nature lover ready to explore the beauty of Lake Michigan, a true city dweller looking for the best views of the city, or your passion leads you to cultural and educational experiences, there’s something for everyone.

Check out these local attractions and senior activities to do in Chicago.


One of Chicago’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, Uptown is known for its vibrant music scene, vintage architecture, and amazing global cuisine. With popular attractions and cultural venues nearby, there is always a new shop, gallery and restaurant to visit.


For the creator at heart, Andersonville is a hub for local artists. Shop over 100 vendors of local jewelry, artwork and antiques at Andersonville Galleria. Pick up flowers at Gethsemane’s Garden Center. Tour the Swedish American Center Museum.


There are so many things to do in Wrigleyville that it’s hard to choose where to spend your time! Catch a Cubs Game at Wrigley Field, check out one of many bars, or enjoy the nightlife.

Lincoln Park

Take the grandkids to Lincoln Park Zoo, or, spend the day at North Avenue Beach. You can also attend street festivals and farmers markets.

The Loop/Downtown

Explore Grant Park or Millennium Park. Head to South Loop and enjoy The Field Museum. Check out Willis Tower or The Art Institute of Chicago. Walk along the Chicago River.

Hyde Park

You won’t just find the University of Chicago in Hyde Park. You’ll also find the Museum of Science and Industry and the Smart Museum of Art. Is relaxing more your style? The 57th Street Beach is located here, too.


Explore Navy Pier. Go shopping on the Magnificent Mile. Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art. There are plenty of fun things to do when you spend a day in Streeterville.

Washington Park

Tour the DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center. Walk through the Washington Park Arboretum. Check out the Fountain of Time sculpture.

Local Eats To Engage Your Senses

Out the front door of The Admiral at the Lake is one of Chicago’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, a collision of history, culture, new ideas, and world-renowned restaurants. Here are some of our favorite neighborhood staples.

Lady Gregory’s
5260 N. Clark Street
0.9 miles

First Slice
5357 N. Ashland Avenue
1.1 miles

Hopleaf Bar
5148 N. Clark Street
0.8 miles

Bar Roma
5101 N. Clark Street
0.9 miles


5020 N. Sheridan Road
0.2 miles

5004 N. Sheridan Road
0.3 miles

4631 N. Clark Street
1.4 miles

4570 N. Broadway Avenue
1.0 mile

The Reservoir
844 W. Montrose Avenue
1.2 miles


Burke’s Public House
5401 N. Broadway Avenue
0.6 miles

Edgewater Mexican Cafe
1055 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
0.7 miles

The Waterfront Cafe
6219 N. Sheridan Road
1.4 miles

Sfera Sicilian Street Food
5759 N. Broadway
1.1 miles

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