Gold Coast is a historic Chicago neighborhood bounded on the east by Lake Shore Drive and beautiful Lake Michigan. As a neighborhood, Gold Coast rose from the ashes of the Great Chicago Fire, and has since become one of the city’s most iconic neighborhoods. Filled with mansions, high rises, and plenty of historic architecture, the area offers plenty to see along its picture-perfect streets, and it’s all made that much better when you’re observing from the seat of a world-class supercar. Of course, the indisputable highlight of driving a Ferrari along the Gold Coast is the stunning view from Lake Shore Drive.
Gold Coast ends where Lake Michigan begins, and Lake Shore Drive seems like it was built to offer a taste of the finer views the city has to offer from a world-class sports car — and so much better if you can feel the wind in your hair from a convertible like the Ferrari Portofino.
If you drive south to north along Lake Shore Drive, you’ll be closer to the lake and you’ll be able to experience the grandeur of it and the city in the best way possible: with a clear view of both. You can take in much of the city this way, winding your way by through Gold Coast, by Lincoln Park, Boystown, and Uptown, and finally into Edgewater, at which point you can turn toward Ravenswood or simply turn around and enjoy the coastal ride from the other direction.
One of the more appealing attractions in the area is the West Loop, which is a prime destination for Foodies. Dining options in the area are diverse, with options running the gamut. A few highlights include:
The area is also rife with nightlife destinations and music venues. And with Continental AutoSports hosting regular events in the area, the idea of heading to West Loop during your time out on the road is that much more appealing.
Lake Shore Drive offers access to several of Chicago’s most desirable neighborhoods, even beyond Gold Coast. Downtown, Uptown, Lincoln Park, Boystown, and Edgewater are all accessible from this iconic coastal highway.
Of course, Gold Coast itself has plenty to offer, even beyond the diverse architecture and picturesque streets. The neighborhood is very close to the vibrant bar and restaurant scene of Rush Street, and Gold Coast proper is full of high-end dining options boutiques. In short, if you need a break from spending time taking in the sights behind the wheel of your Ferrari, Gold Coast offers an impressive array of options.
As fans of Gold Coast, our Ferrari dealership is here not only to help you acquire the supercar of your dreams, but also to help you embrace the Ferrari lifestyle. We’re involved in automotive events throughout the Chicagoland area, and we’ll be happy to fill you in on some of our favorite places to drive your Prancing Horse. Ferraris offer an unparalleled driving experience in Gold Coast, throughout the city, and, of course, on the track. To inquire about purchasing your own, contact Continental AutoSports today.
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