Ask any Chicagoan which city is the best to spend a summer in, and you’re sure to get a biased answer:
I’ll join the chorus: Chicago is a wonderful summer city. Once we’ve all stowed our parkas and rain boots for the cold and wet seasons, the good vibes are infectious. It’s impossible to not get caught up in the #summertimechi glory. Some cities spread their warm weather activities out throughout the year, but in Chicago? We have four months — five at most — to cram absolutely everything in, from markets and block parties to parades and street festivals.
And of course, if you happen to miss your favorite event — be it Lollapalooza, Taste of Chicago, West Fest, Windy City RibFest or Chicago Pride Fest — there’s still plenty that can be done day-to-day during the Chicago summer.
Like, playing tourist for an afternoon downtown, soaking up the Chicago River and the Riverwalk.