Distance from downtown: 9.9 miles Via: Green Line Best for: Shopping, architecture tours Go: Morning, afternoon
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOME & STUDIO Take a guided tour of the home and studio of Chicago’s most famous architect. Or take a self-guided walking tour of the surrounding historic district.
MARION STREET CHEESE MARKET Enjoy a seasonal menu of local sustainable fares, or shop the market for artisanal wines and cheeses from around the world.
ERNEST HEMINGWAY MUSEUM Explore rooms of Hemingway relics and then head one block up the street for a tour of Ernest’s Victorian birthplace home.
TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES Beautiful, fair-trade, and handmade gifts from around the world. If you can’t make it to Oak Park, try their other Chicago locations in Evanston and Lincoln Park.
PUMPKIN MOON Need to pick up a souvenir for the kids? Pumpkin Moon is a pocket-sized local store crammed full of prank kits, comic memorabilia, novelty toys, and joke everythings.