101 summer ideas in Chicago for your family


Find some yummy 'summery' treats in Chicago

  1. For a special treat, head to Black Dog Gelato on Damen Avenue in Chicago's Ukrainian Village. Your kids will like the basic fruit flavors, while you get to indulge one of their unique flavors such as the Goat Cheese Cashew Caramel or Maple Cayenne Bacon.
  2. Make homemade pizza and watch a movie.
  3. Take a worldwide trip without leaving Chicago. Visit Chinatown or Little Italy. Try eating something new.
  4. It's backwards day! Start with dinner and have breakfast at night. Wear your clothes backwards.
  5. Build a campfire and make s'mores together as a family!
  6. Pick berries and other seasonal fruit at an orchard near you.
  7. Get an Italian ice at Mario's Italian Lemonade stand in University Village, 1066 W. Taylor St., Chicago. Try a fun flavor like pinneapple or cantaloupe.
  8. Go to your local grocery store or farm and cook dinner together as a family with some fresh, seasonal produce.
  9. For some entertainment with your meal, visit the All Aboard Diner in Downers Grove where each meal is delivered by a toy train.

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