Pack Your Beach Bag and Head to the Lakefront

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.

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FGR’s Guide to The Best Chicago Farmers Markets

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.

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8 Places to Visit in Booming Uptown

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.

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