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Directions and Accommodations


Food & Parking

The Enrichment Center will provide a light breakfast, coffee, snacks, and lunch. Our building policies require that all food brought into the building be vegetarian or kosher.

There is a free parking lot on the south side of the Enrichment Center building that runs between Cornell Ave. and Hyde Park Blvd. You are welcome to park in the lot.


Directions to the Jewish Enrichment Center

If you are traveling from out of town and have a choice of airports, we recommend flying into Midway International Airport. Midway Airport is more conveniently located to both the Hyde Park neighborhood and downtown Chicago. It is a smaller airport with much less traffic in and around the airport, making for speedier travel times.

If you have any questions about accommodations or directions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Sara (sarag@jewishenrichment.org). She’s happy to make suggestions and answer questions about hotels, travel time, and public transportation.

We recommend the Google Maps App for driving and public transportation instructions.

From Chicago Midway International Airport 

Getting to the Jewish Enrichment Center (5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd, 60615) from Chicago Midway International Airport: Uber, Lyft, and taxis are the most convenient way to make the 9 mile trip from Midway Airport to the Jewish Enrichment Center. The Eastbound CTA 55 Bus also runs between Midway Airport and the Museum of Science and Industry, which is an 8 minute walk to the Jewish Enrichment Center. For more information, visit the CTA website.

Getting to downtown Chicago from Chicago Midway International Airport: Uber, Lyft, and taxis are a convenient way to get downtown from Midway Airport. The CTA Orange Line also runs between Midway and the Loop. For more information about the Orange Line, visit the CTA website.

From O’Hare International Airport 

Getting to the Jewish Enrichment Center (5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd, 60615) from O’Hare International Airport: Uber, Lyft, and taxi are the most direct (and expensive) ways to travel between O’Hare International Airport and the Enrichment Center. To take public transportation between O’Hare International Airport and the Enrichment Center, take the CTA Blue Line towards the Loop and get off at State & Washington. Then, take the Southbound 6 bus to 5200 S. Hyde Park. For more information, visit the CTA website.

Getting to downtown Chicago from O’Hare International Airport: Uber, Lyft, and taxi are the most direct (and expensive) ways to travel between O’Hare International Airport and downtown Chicago. To take public transportation between O’Hare International Airport and the Enrichment Center, take the CTA Blue Line towards the Loop.

From Downtown Chicago

Take the Southbound 6 bus to 5200 S. Hyde Park. It couldn’t be easier!

From McCormick Place 

Take the Metra Electric District train southbound from the McCormick Place stop to the 51st/53rd stop. Please note, the Metra is a commuter train and runs on a schedule. For more information, visit the Metra website.

Driving Directions to the Jewish Enrichment Center (5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd, 60615)

From the northern suburbs: Take I-94 E to Chicago. Use the right two lanes to take exit 53 to I-55 N. Use the right two lanes to take the US 41 S/Lake Shore Drive S exit. Merge onto Lake Shore Drive. Take the 53rd Street exit. Make a right onto S. Hyde Park Blvd. The Enrichment Center building will be on the west side of the street. There is a parking lot on the south side of the building.


Accommodations 

We’ve listed a few hotels located near the Enrichment Center (5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd), walking distance to the southbound 6 bus, or conveniently located to the Metra Electric McCormick Place stop.

  • Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center** 5225 S. Harper Avenue (website)
  • Hyatt Regency McCormick Place 2233 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (website).
  • Hampton Inn Chicago McCormick Place. 123 E. Cermak, Suite 100. (website)
  • Marriot Marquis Chicago. 2121 S. Prairie Avenue. (website)
  • Hilton Chicago** 720 S. Michigan Ave. (website)

**We can personally recommend this hotel! Our families have stayed here 🙂

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