SOPHY's New Visitor Package Showcases Chicago's Best

  • SOPHY's New Visitor Package Showcases Chicago's Best

     
    POSTED April 8, 2019
     

    Photo by Alan Shortall for SOPHY

    Photo by Alan Shortall for SOPHY
  • SOPHY's New Visitor Package Showcases Chicago's Best

     
    POSTED April 8, 2019
     

    Photo by Alan Shortall for SOPHY

    Photo by Alan Shortall for SOPHY
  • SOPHY's New Visitor Package Showcases Chicago's Best

     
    POSTED April 8, 2019
     

    Photo by Alan Shortall for SOPHY

    Photo by Alan Shortall for SOPHY
  • SOPHY's New Visitor Package Showcases Chicago's Best

     
    POSTED April 8, 2019
     

    Photo by Alan Shortall for SOPHY

    Photo by Alan Shortall for SOPHY

SOPHY, formerly known as Sophy Hyde Park, is giving visitors the tastiest bite of Chicago with its "48 Hours in Hyde Park" package. The package, which began this past winter, features all of Chicago's best sides. From its culinary and bar scene to its museums and rich history, SOPHY's package allows visitors to fully immerse themselves in the beauty of Hyde Park and beyond.

With such a wide array of museums and cultural activities in Hyde Park, it is known as one of Chicago's most dynamic and culturally diverse areas. Sites like the University of Chicago, Barack Obama Presidential Center and the site of the 1893 Columbian Exposition are highlighted in the 48 Hours in Hyde Park package. Its museums include the Museum of Science & Industry, the DuSable Museum of African American History and Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House, which just reopened to the public this spring after an $11 million restoration.

Hyde Park is also a very walkable part of town, so it's easy for guests to explore all that it has to offer. On 53rd Street, where SOPHY is located, there is a variety of restaurants, cafes, bars and shops filled with Chicago culture and history. Hopeless romantic? Right across the street is where Michelle and Barack Obama shared their first kiss, which is now commemorated with a plaque on a boulder.

Though 48 Hours in Hyde Park is primarily targeted toward newbies in the Windy City, Chicago natives might be interested, too. Because many Chicagoans don't know this part of the city very well, it can be a revelation for them, too.

Most "visit Chicago" packages tend to focus on more popular areas in the city like the Loop and adjacent neighborhoods. Because no one else is really talking about the incredible cultural treasures of the South Side, SOPHY is taking visitors--both new and old--to the hidden gem of Hyde Park.

This summer, the Chicago riverfront welcomed its newest restaurant: Pizzeria Portofino

The sun-drenched casual restaurant is filled with breezy decor that will instantly transport you to the Italian Riviera. Inside, guests dine amidst white-washed wood, colorful shutters, and playful striped booths as they look out onto the beautiful water and Chicago’s historic architecture outside.  

 

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile has announced the launch of its Dive-In Movie series, a classic, child-friendly summer film series inside the hotel's historic indoor pool. Beginning at sunset every Saturday night through Labor Day, guests can grab a bag of freshly popped popcorn and complimentary inflatables to enjoy a full-length feature film projected on the hotel's 80-foot jumbo screen.

 
In July, Chris Heeter, The Wild Institute and thousands of fans had to say goodbye to beloved speaker dog Tuu Weh.

With her fists closed tightly, Chris Heeter let her hands drop lightly to her sides, opening her palms widely and wildly. And with that small, simple motion, Heeter was unknowingly opening not just her hands, but her heart to a presence that would change her life as well as thousands of others.