Chicago has been ranked one of the most stressful cities in the country. When you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, there are a couple of spots in the city that can’t be beat. Take a deep breathe and let the quiet and beauty of the Windy City wash over you.
Chicago Cultural Center
With both the Tiffany Dome and the Healy-Millet Dome (which is a bit quieter), this place reigns supreme in beauty. The dim lighting coming from the marble floor adds to the tranquility and majesty of the place. Besides calm, you also may find some inspiration.
You can find the Chicago Cultural Center at 78 E Washington St.
Ping Tom Memorial Park
There’s nothing more calming than the river, especially at sunset. It’s not too far removed from the thick of the city, but retains a peaceful, natural vibe despite this. If you’re feeling adventurous you can even take a leisurely kayak ride.
You can find Ping Tom Memorial Park at 1700 S Wentworth Ave.
Alfred Caldwell Lily Pond
Located right in Lincoln Park, this spot looks like it’s straight out of a Cezanne painting. Teeming with wildlife like fish and turtles, it’s a nice reminder of everything outside of the city limits. Plus, there are plenty of shady areas for cooling down.
You can find Alfred Caldwell Lily Pond in Lincoln Park.