Now that school is out and the fireworks have been lit, it is OFFICIALLY summer in Chicago! Stressed about covering all of the “must do’s” in Chicagoland? Have no fear—here is my Chicago Summer Bucket List.
Take a water taxi.
Enjoy a Chicago style dog at Superdawg…at the original Chicago location, of course!
Don’t forget to read this summer and visit some of the best libraries across Chicagoland.
Cool off and play at Sod Room.
Attend a family concert at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Enjoy the trails, playground, and beach at Independence Grove.
Get up close and personal with some big rigs at a Touch a Truck event.
Catch a ball game at Wrigley Field.
Take a break from the sunshine and bowl a few games at Pinstripes.
Get muddy and learn about why Chicago was named after “Wild Garlic” at one of the many nature centers in the area.
Catch some rays at one of Chicago’s free beaches.
Avoid the tourists by visiting the typically “off the radar” Adler Planetarium and spend hours in the amazing kids area.
Indulge in some sweet treats at the BEST ice cream shops across Chicagoland!
Hire a babysitter and have a date night at one of these tropical drink locales.
Shop local and chat with farmers and artisans at a local farmer’s market.
Go for a hike or bike ride at some of the best trails in Chicagoland.