Distance from downtown: 8.6 miles Via: Red Line Best for: Shopping, strolling Go: Morning, afternoon
OLIVE STREET PARKLET Why not convert two parking places into a mini-park? With no requirements to buy anything, you can park your tired behind at 5628 N. Clark St., at the corner of Olive and Clark streets.
SCOUT, WHITE ATTIC Scout redefines office and industrial pieces as home furnishings, while White Attic transforms your grandparents’ mid-century cabinetry with paints, stains and varnishes (bonus: mod lampshades).
PUPPET BIKE This campy sidewalk show at Berwyn and Clark has been in national media but remains true to its fans: children of all ages. Performing weekends and most evenings.
JERRY’S SANDWICHES This contemporary cafe offers a huge list of craft beers and bourbons to match every menu item. If you haven’t had enough, head to Hopleaf, another craft beer haven.
LOS MANOS GALLERY This artist-owned space features the reclaimed wood constructions of Michelle Peterson-Albandoz, and drawings by architecture student Michael McGuire and Tricia Rumbolz.