Above: A path near the Midway Plaisance in Hyde Park

The stylish new Sophy Hyde Park hotel is well outside Chicago’s center, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t numerous compelling attractions nearby. For those who have visited the city before, the property is a fun alternative to staying downtown, affording easy access to important South Side attractions. And those who have never been to Chicago should consider staying both downtown and in Hyde Park, in order to experience the city center as well as a beautiful neighborhood.

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