What’s Nearby

Welcome Inn Manor is located 1 ½ miles from Lake Michigan, where guests enjoy traveling by bicycle along Lakeshore Drive and the opportunity to visit at least 20 other interesting neighborhoods.  The bike path consists of scenic routes and breathtaking views.  Rent bikes from the inn and stop at several beaches for a romantic picnic. Whether you are on foot, biking or jogging, LSD is a pedestrian friendly path with over 25 miles of well protected, safe and peaceful experiences.Our guests really love to learn about off the beaten path sites including numerous museums, live entertainment spots- Sunday Jazz @ Room 43 or Tuesdays at the M Lounge for Jazz, many new ethnic restaurants in Hyde Park-Cedars, several architectural boat tours on the Chicago River, the Green Energy Hybrid Houses, the Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe Architectural buildings, Historic Church Tours, Southern Style Cuisine, Historic House and Bike Tours, and the former homes of Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali, Jewish Philanthropic Julius Rosenwald and television performers, the Marx Brothers, Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole.  Don’t forget, President Barack Obama’s home is 3 miles away and a popular site for many travelers.

Below are other places of interest less than5 miles away from the inn.

picture of mccormick place McCormick Place Convention Center
McCormick Place is North America’s premier convention facility and attracts more than four million trade and public show visitors annually. The McCormick Place Complex comprises three state-of-the-art buildings, the South and North buildings and the Lakeside Center (formerly the East building).

2301 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL
University of Chicago
Located in the Hyde Park community (and just 15 minutes from the city center), the University of Chicago is uniquely positioned to contribute to, and draw from, the strength and diversity of this world-class metropolis.

5801 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637

University of Chicago Medical Center
also known under the umbrella of University of Chicago Medicine, is an American academic medical center in Hyde Park on the South Side of Chicago, established in 1899.

5841 S. Maryland Avenue Chicago, IL 60637

Illinois Institute of Technology
Illinois Institute of Technology is an international, Ph.D.-granting research university, with world renowned programs in engineering, architecture, the sciences, humanities, psychology, business, law and design.

3300 South Federal Street, Chicago, IL 60616

Chicago Museum Campus Museum Campus: Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, Adler Planetarium
On the lakefront just south of the Loop are three of the world’s finest museums: the Field Museum of Natural History, Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium, in an area known as the Museum Campus. With enough hands-on activities and exhibitions for a week’s worth of discovery, the Museum Campus is an opportunity for visitors of all ages to explore the natural world up-close.
Museum of Science and Industry
Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry, one of the largest science museums in the world, is home to more than 35,000 artifacts and nearly 14 acres of hands-on exhibits designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity.

57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637

Chicago White Sox Stadium
Owned by the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, this is the home of the Chicago White Sox. The park opened for the 1991 season, after the White Sox had spent 81 years at old Comiskey Park. Currently called Guaranteed Fate Field, after Guaranteed Rate a private residential mortgage company.

333 West 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60616
Buddy Guy's Buddy Guy’s Blues Restaurant and Lounge
Visit Buddy Guy’s Legends to experience the finest blues seven nights a week, enjoy southern Cajun soul food, and behold a major archive of blues memorabilia.

700 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL
Room 43 for Jazz
Room 43, located in the heart of the historic Bronzeville and North Kenwood area, is a classy rental venue perfect for small, intimate settings as well as larger wedding receptions, birthday parties, galas and fundraisers.

1039 – 1043 E. 43rd Street

31st & 41st Street Beaches and Lakefront
The Chicago Park District manages the city’s 26 miles of open and free lakefront for the enjoyment of Chicago residents and visitors. Admission to Chicago’s beaches is free. You’re invited to walk, jog, swim, bike, rollerblade, sail, play volleyball, explore, or just relax along Chicago’s lakefront.

31st Street Beach – 
3100 S. Lakefront (31st St. @ Lake Michigan)
41st Street Beach (Oakwood) – 4100 S. Lakefront (41st Street. @ Lake Michigan)