Often underappreciated in comparison to the other Chicago suburbs, the southern suburbs have a great deal to offer to anyone who cares to look. Convenient expressways and tollways link these suburbs with the city and the countless attractions ranging from Chicago to Indianapolis to St. Louis, but there are many public transportation options as well. The city itself is never far away with a convenient web of train and bus routes, but the southern and southwestern suburbs have largely retained the local accessibility and charm that has always been unique to these older suburbs.
From the Toyota Park stadium in Bridgeview to the First Midwest Bank Amphitheater in Tinley Park, the southern and southwestern suburbs are home to a wide variety of large-scale entertainment options. The whole Chicago area features countless culinary attractions, and the southwestern and southern suburbs are filled with superb ethnic restaurants of all kinds. Each group of suburbs has its own unique appeal, and the southern and southwestern suburbs are certainly no exception.