Where To Eat
Gold Coast's elite are known to frequent Rush Street for dining, where residents can find everything from casual chains like to famous steakhouses like Gibson's and Carmine's. One of the highest concentrations of restaurants in the city, Gold Coast is always bustling with a crowd late into the night.
Friday Night Fun
Catch an eclectic show at the Red Orchid Theatre, followed by dinner at one of the famed bistros on Rush Street. Thanks to Gold Coast's proximity to downtown, heading to a rooftop lounge means great views of the skyline. If you're into the club scene, Gold Coast has you covered, but if you want a more mature crowd there are also high-end bars around almost every corner.
The Perfect Sunday
Check out the exhibits at the Museum of Contemporary Art, or get a dose of academia at the beautiful Newberry Library. If you can sift through the crowds of tourists, Oak Street Beach always has something fun to offer, from lakeside cocktails to beach volleyball tournaments. And if shopping is your cup of tea, there's no better place to be to peruse every designer shop imaginable.
The Red Line--which is one of the most expansive train lines in the city and follows a long north/south route--has a station at Clark/Division, taking you to the Loop in just a couple minutes. Bus routes provide direct access to the Museum Campus, the gluttony of bars in Lincoln Park, and to Sheridan Avenue.
Beyond public transportation, you can hop on your bike and go north or south on Lake Shore Trail, and your rideshare commute back home won't be as congested as your coworkers who live in the Loop.