Looking for some fun summer activities? Well, here are 101 ideas
we think will help you enjoy the season.
Looking for a quick getaway from Chicago? Here are ten short
summer vacations we recommend for your family to enjoy.
Looking for a quick summer getaway? Stay close yet have a break
just a few hours away from home. Here are a few of our suggestions
for close yet fun and family-friendly destinations.
Ah, summer in Chicago. If it seems like there's a fair or festival every week somewhere in the city and suburbs, that's because there is. But you can't be everywhere, and little feet are good for only so many steps, so we've picked our fifteen not-to-miss summer fests.
Want to splash around without carrying the beach gear? Take the
kids to one of Chicago's sprayparks for a quick cool down. Here are
our picks for the five best water playgrounds in and around the
Always remember to check the park district Web site before you head out to the beaches, which close periodically during the summer. There's nothing worse than getting out to the lakeshore on a hot day with a carload of kids, only to find out the water's off limits. For more information on all the Chicago beaches, visit chicagoparkdistrict.com.
Sure, the playground you love and visit most will be the one
closest to home, but isn't it nice to know wherever you travel with
kids in the city, you'll be near a spiffy public playground to
sweeten the outing? There are more than 500 playgrounds in Chicago.
What's your favorite?
With a record number of 90-plus degree days this summer, and
more predicted, sometimes you just have to head indoors. Here's our
pick for nine of the best spots in Chicago and the suburbs.
Shake up the traditional marshmallows and hot dog roastings for
some more fun and healthy campfire foods. We have three different
menus for you and your family to enjoy as you eat under the