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City Life & Local Attractions

Standing in the 14th-floor lounge, the view of parkland and the lake is amazing. But surrounding us is another marvel. Chicago.

The City at Your Feet

There is always a new version of Chicago. An endless chance to explore new things and stay connected to the place you know and love.

At The Admiral at the Lake, you’ll find everything you want – diverse neighborhoods, historic landmarks, exotic cuisine and natural beauty, all just outside your door.

Your Weekend Checklist

Local attractions to explore near The Admiral at the Lake

Nestled in one of Chicago’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods – Uptown is known for its vibrant music scene, vintage architecture, and amazing global cuisine. With popular attractions and cultural venues nearby, there is always a new shop, gallery and restaurant to visit. 


Being on the lake is a wonder. Crisp fall walks with your dog. Watching the ice form geometric patterns in the winter. Or sharing the beach with your family in the summer. City life with natural beauty all around.

Woman catches the bus


For the creator at heart, Andersonville is a hub for local artists. Visit three floors of local jewelry, artwork and antiques at The Galleria or pick up some freshly picked flowers at Gethsemane’s Garden Center.

Woman gives treat to dog on lakeshore

Wrigleyville/Lincoln Park

When a neighborhood has everything, it’s hard to choose where to spend your time! Catch a Cub Game at Wrigley Field or stroll through the breathtaking gardens at the Garfield Park Conservatory.


Chicagoans tour their city all the time. There’s always a new exhibit at The Field Museum or a new performance at Navy Pier to check out. Whatever your interest, Downtown has a museum or attraction just for you.

Local Eats to Engage Your Senses

Out the front door of The Admiral at the Lake is one of Chicago’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, a collision of history, culture, new ideas and world-renowned restaurants. Here are some of our favorite neighborhood staples.

3 seniors sit around an outside patio smiling and chatting.

Simply Pasteur
5525 N Broadway

Jin Ju
5203 N Clark

Big Star Wrigleyville
3640 N Clark

5020 N Sheridan

Nookies Edgewater
1100 W Bryn Mawr Ave

Lady Gregory’s
5260 N Clark

Taste of Lebanon
1509 W Foster

5316 N Clark

Andies Restaurant
5253 N Clark

Connect with Chicago’s Senior Living Experts

The Admiral at the Lake’s Residency Counselors are here to help with anything you need to know about living locally, residences and the senior living experience.