It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The weather is warming up, school is coming to an end, and everyone is finally coming out of hibernation. We have rounded up a few ideas of what to do with your family and your significant other to fully enjoy everything the city has to offer this summer:

Family Activities:

Bike the Drive

Cycle down Lake Shore Drive for five hours of car-free riding from Bryn Mawr Ave all the way down to the Museum of Science and Industry! Proceeds benefit the Active Transportation Alliance who work to improve biking, walking, and transit infrastructure throughout the city. Learn more and sign up here: http://bikethedrive.org/

Movie Nights at Gallagher Way

The best way to watch a movie in our opinion, outside, at night, next to Wrigley Field! You can catch these free movies every Wednesday from May 15- September 25. Enjoy classics like Wayne’s World and Sixteen Candles this month. To see the entire line up, visit this site: https://www.gallagherway.com/events/movie-night/2019-05-15

Go to the Beach

One of the most fun ways to enjoy the city on a hot summer day? The beaches of course! Swimming season officially starts Memorial Day Weekend, all other details you can find here: https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks-facilities/beaches

See a Concert at Ravinia

While it’s not exactly in the city, Ravinia is one of our favorite ways to spend a summer evening. Pack a picnic and a blanket, and enjoy live music under the stars. For tickets and the concert schedule, click here: https://www.ravinia.org/

Adult Activities:

Chicago Craft Beer Week: May 10-May 17

Starts off with a kick-off event at the Garfield Park Conservatory on May 10 followed by several activities including a dodgeball tournament, tap takeovers at various venues throughout the city, and even fundraisers! Learn more at this link: https://www.illinoisbeer.org/icbw/

Lincoln Park Wine Festival: May 17-May 19

Attendees receive 12 tasting tickets to use. Enjoy live music, food to pair with your wine, and the zoo animals! Learn more at this link: https://www.lpzoo.org/summer-wine-fest

 

You can find more weekly recommendations in our Weekend Roundup, sent every Thursday! 

 

 

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