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Things to do in Humboldt Park

Humboldt Park in Chicago seems like a really American name for such a community with major Puerto Rican culture and heritage. There are several businesses and residents that represent the community with food, art, and music. Because of this, Humboldt Park has some unique destinations.

Humboldt Park

We’ll start out with the easiest one to find –Humboldt Park itself, which the town is named after. The Puerto Rican and Latin Jazz festivals are the park’s biggest events, and it has the space to host them with 219 acres. There are playgrounds, sports fields, and tennis courts, as well as an indoor facility. Visitors can spend a day on the walking and bike trails. The lagoons have such activities as swimming and fishing with a lakeside arcade. There also is a diverse selection of gardens.

Humboldt Park

1400 N Humboldt Dr,

Chicago, IL 60622

National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture

The museum is located right in Humboldt Park, so it and the park can be enjoyed in one visit. It has been housed in the original stables of Humboldt Park since 2001 and hosts several pieces of art by Puerto Rican and Chicago artists. The Queen Anne revival classic building is very visually appealing. See art pieces in different forms such as paintings, sculptures, and installations.

National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture

3015 West Division Street,

Chicago, IL 60622

Paseo Boricua

The Puerto Rican culture tour continues on Paseo Boricua, six blocks of stores, restaurants, and art from residents of such descent. You’ll know you’re there by the big metal Puerto Rico flag gateways on California Avenue. Paseo Boricua is the capital of all the enclaves in the United States. Music and scents fill the streets as visitors can almost spend a day in Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rican Day Parade is an event to behold there, like experiencing Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

Paseo Boricua

2531 W Division St,

Chicago, IL 60622