Giddings Plaza is the cultural center of Lincoln Square. Home to restaurants, shops, a summer concert series, countless street fairs and more, the brick-paved pedestrian walkway embodies the heart and soul of the neighborhood. Giddings Plaza (also known as Kempf Plaza, a nod to the neighborhood’s German roots) is buzzing with laid-back events in the warmer months, but is a particularly charming stroll around the holidays.
Lincoln Square and Ravenswood carry a certain credibility among the Chicago neighborhoods. They’re busy and bustling, but not in-your-face trendy; they’re understated and laid back, yet brimming with distinctly Chicago attractions. Home to some of Chicago’s best craft beers, fantastic parks and an endless stream of street festivals, Lincoln Square and Ravenswood offer tons of things to do for kids and grown-ups alike.
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