No matter how many times you tell yourself you won’t splurge for another super sweet, trendy dessert at a Chicago restaurant, you know nothing keeps you cool like ice cream and frosé. Here are the city’s best places to pick up some icy treats on the hottest days.
As temperatures rise over 80 degrees and humidity percentages make you feel like you’re walking through a sauna, you may find yourself wanting to submerge completely in some cold lake water. No judgment, since we conveniently have Lake Michigan nearby to jump into! Pack up your beach bag and load up on the sunscreen, because a beach weekend in Chicago doesn’t mess around.
Whether you’re someone who likes to read a book on a park bench or a connoisseur of succulents in your apartment, everyone enjoys time amongst the plants. You may live in a city, but now you have an excuse to stop watching Netflix– there’s plenty of greenery for you to Instagram.
Chicago in the summer is a different city. Since food, art, and music become the epicenter of all weekend plans, and whether you’re going to be in the crowd of every musical act or eating your weight in ribs, there’s a festival for you to attend this month.
Ah, a Chicago summer. After a lengthy winter, the wind coming off the lakefront is finally warm and residents of the best city in the world emerge from their apartments pale, shielding their eyes from the newfound cloudless sky, and grateful for the ability to finally enjoy outdoor activities again. One of the best ways to get fresh, local produce in the city? Farmers Markets. Here’s the best Chicago has to offer.
Look, we know you visit Chicago Diner for your vegan milkshakes, Wormhole for your coffee, and Stan’s for those heavy donuts that serve as a meal each, but we urge you to give some of that hard-earned brunch money to explore Uptown’s offerings of delightful food, caffeine, and pastries. You won’t be disappointed.
We’re aware that summer doesn’t officially kick off until June, but the itch for outdoor thrifting, pretending to “know” wine, and craft beer with the crew approaches. Continue reading