15 Things To Do In Chicago This Spring.
Can you feel it? Spring is finally on its way! And now that the weather is getting warmer, there are so many more things that we can do in the windy city!
So, don’t stay inside, go out and enjoy the beautiful blooming Spring! Here are the 15 best ways to spend your time in Chicago.
1. St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawls
St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago is a real celebration, to say the least. So it would a shame not to go out and celebrate Irish culture & tradition!
Think lively parades, the Chicago River sparkling in a brilliant shade of green, drink specials, and crowds of joyful people filling the city streets!
2. Visit Millennium Park
Millenium Park is an absolute must, especially if it’s your first time in the city. Come see the Crown Fountain, The Bean, and just stroll through the Lurie Garden. You could even grab a blanket and a picnic basket to chill on the park’s grounds and enjoy the views.
3. Chicago Architecture River Cruise
You could always simply visit Skydeck Chicago or 360 CHICAGO for a good view of the city, but if you really want to take it all in, tag along on an architecture river cruise.
Not only will you gain great views of the city’s most beautiful buildings, but you will also learn some history that lies behind them and get to see them from up-close.
4. Navy Pier
Navy Pier in Chicago is always a good idea when the weather is nice.
With great views of Lake Michigan, a huge Ferris wheel, a miniature golf course, some shops, places to grab a drink, and so much more – Navy Pier is definitely a place to visit for both grown-ups and children!
5. Lincoln Park Zoo
Featuring historical architecture and home to dozens of different species, the intimate Lincoln Park Zoo is perfect to escape the bustling city and spend a day surrounded by animals.
It is located just 2 miles north from the Loop so the drive is definitely not far.
6. Maggie Daley Park
Maggie Daley Park is a perfect spot to visit with kids. It is free and offers play areas and rock climbing for children, as well as tennis courts, picnic groves, and more! Plus, the architecture here really is stunning so make sure to stop by and check it out.
7. Chicago Botanical Gardens
Nothing screams Spring more than flowers! Visit the Chicago Botanical Gardens for a little escape to the tropics.
February 9th through March 24th they are having an Orchid Show that is truly the best eye candy ever. So, if you have the chance, be sure to pay it a visit!
8. Ride A Bike
Chicago definitely is a bike-friendly city and it’s a great way to see lots of the city in a short amount of time.
There are tons of short-term rental facilities, so even if you don’t have your own bike that shouldn’t be an issue. So just grab a bike, cycle through Chicago’s lakefront and park side trails, and enjoy a day of adventure!
9. Explore Chinatown
When you enter Chicago’s Chinatown, you will feel like you’ve entered another world.
Think authentic cultural cuisine, vibrant art, cool parks, and so much more! Not to mention, Chicago holds the title for the second largest Chinatown in the U.S., so it’s definitely worth popping in!
10. Chicago Riverwalk
A stroll down the multi-award winning Chicago Riverwalk definitely will not disappoint. You can eat, drink, maybe even see a bridge lift, and take in the world-famous architecture – all in one place!
11. The 606
Trek or cycle the stunning 606 park. It’s an elevated path that is 2.7 miles long and perfect for exploring five different interconnected neighborhoods. Plus, it also offers access to restaurants, bars, and shops.
12. Deep Dish Pizza
If you are heading to Chicago, trying a deep dish pizza in an absolute must! The Chicago-style pizza is a thick pizza, usually 2-3 inches tall, filled with more cheese than you could ever imagine! Truly a cheese-lovers dream.
13. Oz Park
If you’re a fan of the famous “Wizard Of Oz”, the Oz Park is one place you will love.
Located in the Lincoln Park district, expect lots of statues fashioned after characters of The Wizard Of Oz, a “Dorothy Playlot, an “Emerald Garden”, and so much more! Kids love it here.
14. Obama Kissing Rock
Want to see where the Obamas’ shared their first kiss? Check out the Obama Kissing Rock and go way back to the summer of 1989 when the couple first locked lips. Who knows, maybe this romantic spot is where you will meet the love of your life…
15. Grab a Limo
What better way to get to, from, and around the city than with a limo! Be your own guide, pick the top places you want to see in Chicago, and book a limo for the day to drive you around!
Experience a truly luxurious ride and enjoy the fact you don’t have to worry about traffic of parking in the city! All you will have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the views.