Summer in Chicago


Article by Sarah Zidell

Photography by Sarah Zidell

Chicago is known for having beautiful summers. Not too hot, but not too cold. I am so excited by all the opportunity there is in Chicago in the summertime. Whether you are visiting for a few days or if you live in Chicago, here are some ways to enjoy this summer in the Windy City.

  1. Take a walk on the lake — The path along the lake is always a great place for a walk, run, or bike ride. It is always full of Chicagoans trying to enjoy the warm weather. The view of the lake with the city in the background is unbeatable. There are also grassy areas and beaches along the lake to take in some sun as well and enjoy the views!
  2. Get the famous Rainbow Cone — The well-known Original Rainbow Cone is located on Western Avenue in Chicago. This cone includes orange sherbet, pistachio, palmer house, strawberry, and chocolate. The delicious ice cream is refreshing on a summer day in Chicago.
  3. Farmers Markets — Summertime in Chicago means farmers markets everywhere! Fresh fruit and flowers at every corner. A quick search online can show you certain dates and times for farmers' markets in Chicago.
  4. Outdoor dining — Many Chicago restaurants have outdoor dining in the summer. Personally, I love the outdoor dining along the riverwalk. Pretty views with a nice breeze on the river!
  5. Enjoy the public beaches — Chicago has many beaches along the lake! The beaches are always busy, fun, and entertaining. A great way to catch some rays in the city!

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