The Bell Tolls for Yo
The city was once home to Ernest Hemingway, the writer of such greats as "For Whom the Bell Tolls." Hemingway is not the only notable person to come from Oak Park as Richard Bach, Betty White, and Anna Chlumsky also called the city home. The list of famous residents goes on. The history of Oak Park includes not just stars, but the architectural wonders of Frank Lloyd Wright and the presence of the Oak Park Art League, which was founded in 1921. The programs puts together programs for Oak Park, Chicago, and surrounding communities, providing culture and arts for the masses.
The Chicago Life
With Chicago just a stone’s throw away, the night life of the city is easy to reach. For those people who love peace and quiet in everyday life, but need the opportunity to break free and have fun, Oak Park is a prime location. Nestled comfortable against the Windy City, residents have a short drive to enjoy attractions, such as the Navy Pier or events such as A Taste of Chicago. For the real nightlife, you can visit the Enclave Club, The Underground, or the Funky Buddha Club, among others. Dining experiences both fine and casual are available as well.
Enjoying the Village
While the connection to Chicago offers the nightlife, Oak Park offers entertainment options, too. The Oak Park Festival Theatre company is a professional troupe that offers shows year round. Other theater groups include Momenta and Circle Theater, which offer a wide variety of show experiences. Dining is none too shabby, catering to both the casual and fine diner in you. Seafood is available at Hemmingway's Bistro & Le Coq Francais Seafood Bar while Maya Del Sol features meals with a Latin flavor. Sushi lovers can get their fill at the Sushi House while Greek food is plentiful at Papaspiros Greek Cuisine