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NEIGHBORHOOD SPOTLIGHT: GOLD COAST

DISCOVER THE NEIGHBORHOOD.
EXPLORE THE CITY. 

THE GOLD COAST NEIGHBORHOOD IS KNOWN FOR ITS HISTORIC MANSIONS AND LUXURY BOUTIQUES.

The Gold Coast, or North Shore as it’s also known, is a paradise for luxury lovers. This luxurious and romantic neighborhood offers an exciting mix of historic buildings and shops, boutique hotels, and world-class restaurants. Nestled on the shoreline of Lake Michigan, Gold Coast is home to some of the country's most affluent residents.

 

Discover the neighborhood’s famous architecture, enjoy upscale shopping and dining along The Magnificent Mile, or take in a show at the legendary The Second City comedy club. When it comes to neighborhoods with style, the Gold Coast is one of Chicago’s most beloved.

BEST FAMILY PLACES TO VISIT IN GOLD COAST

Looking for Chicago kid-friendly attractions? We've got you covered with kid-friendly photography spots, weekend recommendations, and adorable photo shoots.

Here are some of our favorite spots:

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Perfect for enjoying lunch with friends, this park also offers a great view of the Willis Tower (aka the Sears Tower).

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The store is a real treat for children (and parents) — they can spend hours browsing the beautifully-stocked shelves, choosing outfits and accessories for their dolls.

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It’s a perfect place to have a picnic, let the kids run around without worrying about traffic, or just read your favorite book in a comfortable lawn chair.

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Rent a lounge chair and large umbrella for less than $10 and relax all day as you watch your kids play in Lake Michigan right behind you.

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Open for breakfast and lunch 7 days a week, the cozy café is just two blocks west of the playground so it’s also a great place to feed the kids after the park.

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They offer intimate and unique theatre productions with a style all their own at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts.

Aaron Gang Photography is a Chicago-based photography studio located at 1016 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622. We provide photography for families, pets, businesses, professionals and actors in our studio and in surrounding areas just like Gold Coast. Check out the full list of Chicago neighborhoods we provide photography services to.