Vista Tower is an ideal home not only because of its amenities, sharp interiors, as well as bragging rights as one of the city’s tallest skyscrapers – Vista Tower also sits in prime location in the Lakeshore East neighborhood, providing residents with unique outdoor apartment amenities.

Lakeshore East is situated within walking distance to some of the city’s greatest and well-known parks and recreational areas. Vista Tower residents can take advantage of these pristine spaces, utilizing them for exercise and relaxing year-round – much like owning a condo or an apartment with outdoor space.

To help support your decisions for getting outside, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites we hope you’ll explore:

The Park at Lakeshore East

The 6-acre park that gives Vista Tower bragging rights as a Lakeshore East park apartment sits right outside of the building and features a kids’ playground, interactive water feature installment, dog-friendly area and a walking path with ample open space to explore. The botanical centerpiece to the neighborhood is a welcome retreat for open green space, bountiful gardens, and other benefits unique to apartments with outdoor space.

Chicago Riverwalk

Stroll along the 1.25-mile long riverfront path, one of the city’s most-visited areas with something for everyone. There are a variety of choices for dining, drinking, playing and exploring with outdoor bars and restaurants, pier fishing, boat trips, kayaking, a museum and more. The path is picturesque with distinct seating designs and artwork, greenery and lights that glimmer in the water at night under the city lights – it makes for a quick yet satisfying jaunt and provides Vista residents with options that go beyond the usual outdoor apartment amenities.

Lakefront Trail

Take on the 18-mile bike and pedestrian path along the Lake Michigan waterfront – a 10-minute or less walk from Vista Tower’s front door. It’s ideal for joggers, walkers and bikers who want to experience the feeling of walking beach side while enjoying the benefits of city living in Lakeshore East park apartments.

Maggie Daley Park

Test your endurance in the park’s winding walking paths or visit the Cancer Survivors Garden, already beginning to bloom. The garden was completed in 1996 and is considered a hidden treasure in the heart of the city, designed to be a celebration of life and give hope to visitors.

Millennium Park

Explore a state-of-the-art collection of architecture, landscape design and art that offers a deep look into the city’s history of talented creators. Bursting with budding plants and walking spaces, the park draws residents and visitors alike to revel in the majesty of the skyline, views of Lake Michigan and more all within a 10-minute walk from Vista Tower.

Learn more about the outdoor apartment amenities at Vista Tower in Chicago’s Lakeshore East neighborhood here.