Top Warm Weather Activities in Chicago

  • Cruise with Mystic Blue

  • The Bean

  • Hot dogs at Portillo's Chicago

  • Chicago at mid-day

Even though summer is coming to an end, it doesn’t mean that all the outdoor fun has to stop. Take advantage of these top activities in Chicago, especially in the last few weeks of warm weather, and experience these city favorites before it’s time to head indoors for the cold months!

  1. Cruise on the Mystic Blue: See the city in all its glory aboard the Mystic Blue. Whether you are enjoying the dinner cruise with a few friends or a gang of coworkers, the experience is a relaxing adventure. Be sure to enjoy cocktails and appetizers on the top deck while you view the skyline from the best spot possible.
  2. Take a picture at the Cloud Gate: Better known as the Chicago Bean, the well-known sculpture located in Millennium Park is a selfie-spot must. Be sure to fill up your phone memory with reflective pictures of you and your friends with the Chicago skyline in the background.
  3. Portillo’s Beach Picnic: Make a pit-stop at the world famous Portillo’s and load up on Chicago dogs before heading to the beach. Sit back and enjoy the sand while also chowing down on a Chicago staple.
  4. Walk it out on The Magnificent Mile: This is as good as shopping gets. Let your legs do the cruising as you browse the windows up and down Michigan Ave. There is always something to see or do along the busy street.

Enjoy these last few weeks of warmth because soon it will be indoors only filled with deep-dish pizza and movies!

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