Where To Eat
Albany Park welcomes residents from all over. This lends itself to one of the city's most colorful culinary scenes full of authentic ethnic eats. You'll find them everywhere, although many restaurants tend to center around main drags like Lawrence, Montrose, and Kedzie Avenues.
Friday Night Fun
Its far-north location means that Albany Park doesn't have as much of a nightlife scene as the downtown area does. That doesn't mean that it's completely quiet on a Friday night, though. Gamblers, for example, is a neighborhood institution where locals flock to sip cold beers and throw darts -- they even have a darts team and league if that's your forte. Otherwise, head to the main thoroughfares like Pulaski Road and Lawrence Avenue to find more nightlife variety.
The Perfect Sunday
Locals will tell you that one of the gems within the confines of Albany Park is Gompers Park, the ideal place to spend a leisurely weekend afternoon. The peaceful oasis has its fair share of water features, including a well-manicured lagoon where herons are known to land for a wade. You might also want to take an architectural walking tour of North Mayfair, where those historic houses still stand.