Running late for class? Don’t sweat it. Hop on the nearest bus, only a three-minute walk from Regents Park, and sit back for the short 15-minute ride to the University of Chicago. If you’ve got some extra time, take the 30-minute walk to campus instead. Your stroll will take you through the Midway Plaisance, now a grand avenue lined with trees and green space, but once the home of amusement rides and games of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition.
Regents Park puts you right in the middle of the action, across the street from Harold Washington Playlot Park and close to the the world-famous Museum of Science and Industry. When you get back home, you can park in Regents Park’s on-site heated garage if you drive, and head to the Summit Club, a complimentary entertainment space on the building’s 37th floor. If you’re finally ready to chill out for the night, order a dessert from on-site restaurant Terrace Grill, then step outside to study on the third floor Bergen Garden, a private bird sanctuary and green space, just for residents.
Regents Park has a valet service that handles all your dry cleaning and laundry. Or you can get to know the 24-hour door attendant while you drop off your clothes at the communal laundry on the ground floor, then take a dip in the private lap pool as you wait for your load to dry. As you can choose from a studio to a three-bedroom apartment, you get to decide if you want to share your apartment with roommates — including its modern full kitchen and complimentary internet and satellite television.