Welcome to Pilsen & Near South Side
This area spans a crazy-wide range of things to do. The Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium cluster at the lakefront Museum Campus. Peaceful 12th Street Beach and hilly Northerly Island offer nearby refuges to ditch the crowds. Historic house museums and a famed blues sight beckon nearby. Meanwhile, at the neighborhood's southern edge, Chinatown bustles with noodle shops and exotic wares. Further west is Pilsen, where Mexican culture mixes with Chicago's bohemian underground, and colorful murals, taquerias and cafes result.