Set Out for Chicago This Summer

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Not crazy about the idea of another staycation? Take a little trip to Chicago this summer and enjoy some of the best things the Midwest has to offer. Besides, who wants to get in the middle of that East Coast/West Coast argument?

Spend Some Time Outdoors

If you’re a fan of the outdoors, consider a watertaxi ride or check out the fireworks displays at Navy Pier. If money is no object, rent a sailboat or luxury yacht and hit the open waters on Lake Michigan. Want to work up a sweat while you check out the sites? Take a ride through the streets of downtown in a pedicab or explore the Chicago River by kayak.

Are you a history buff? Walk or rent a scooter to check out the famous home and studio of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, explore the West Side home of writer and humanitarian Jane Addams, or take a tour of historic Wrigley Field, home of the city’s beloved Chicago Cubs. You’re definitely going to want to snap some photos so don’t forget your camera or smartphone!

A Cultural Center

For those who love and appreciate art and culture, Chicago is home to dozens of art galleries and centers including the Hyde Park Art Center and Chicago Cultural Center. You can also grab $10 lawn tickets to watch the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia or dance the night away at the Chicago Jazz Festival in beautiful Millenium Park. Want to catch a summer blockbuster from years past on the big screen? Chicago Movies in the Park screens over 100 movies in parks across the city throughout the summer. Bring the entire family – and a big bag of popcorn.

Unwind in the Windy City

Looking forward to a little R&R? Lounge by one of the city’s 50 outdoor pools or grab your beach chair and head to the 57th Street Beach in Hyde Park. Want to avoid the crowds? Take a visit to Lincoln Park and stretch out a blanket or practice a little yoga on the lawn.

No matter how you want to spend your vacation, you’re guaranteed to have a good time in Chi-Town.

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