Affixed with two enormous, metal Puerto Rican flags that measure almost 60 feet in height, Humboldt Park is rooted in a proud Latino tradition. With streets that are decorated in vibrant murals and air that smells of carne guisada, Humboldt Park is a Caribbean escape shrouded in urban charm.
One-quarter of Humboldt Park's residents are of Puerto Rican descent and the area's cultural epicenter, known as the Paseo Boricua, bursts with national pride and Spanish Colonial architecture. On this stretch of Division Street, you will find authentic Latin cuisine, specialty shopping and the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture, an invaluable ethnic tribute to the area's deeply-rooted heritage.
As an event that draws more than one-million people every year, the neighborhood's Puerto Rican People's Parade is one of the highest attended Latino celebrations in the country. And keeping with the festive theme, the area hosts Fiesta Boricua, an annual block party that draws tens of thousands of visitors every summer.