101 summer ideas in Chicago for your family

 
 

Explore Chicago's great outdoors

  1. Set up a tent in the backyard and have a close-to-home camping trip.
  2. Catch fireflies, watch them glow and set them free.
  3. Dig for worms.
  4. Grab a blanket and chairs and enjoy an evening movie at the park. ChicagoParkDistrict.com.
  5. Take a walk on Wooded Island (Paul H. Douglas Nature Sanctuary) in Jackson Park. The Osaka Garden is a Zen-inspired picnic destination. The island is just a short walk from the Museum of Science and Industry.
  6. Attend a drop-in program at Cantigny Park. Each day is filled with new adventures and discoveries. 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton.
  7. Walk barefoot through the grass.
  8. Play a few rounds of frisbee golf.
  9. Plant a flower bed or vegetable garden.
  10. Take a family board game outside to the deck.
  11. Watch a sunset.
  12. Take a drive with all the windows down and take in the summer brezze.
  13. Get a telescope and look for stars and planets.
  14. Go to a local pond or riverwalk and feed the ducks.
  15. Take an afternoon nap in the backyard and instead of counting sheep, watch the clouds.
 
 
 







 
 
 
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