Let’s take a moment to get real here – Chicago saw a frigid winter at the start of 2015! From snow covered cars to storms as rough as the tundra, Chi-Town saw it all. Finally moving into June we’re getting a chance to defrost and see some much needed sunshine! Pack up your sweaters and pull out your shades! If through the long winter you forgot about all the fun that’s waiting outside, here’s a list of things to do to in Chicago for the summer:
- Catch some rays and see the city on a sunset cocktail cruise
Cruising every Monday from Chicago’s famous Navy Pier in the historic downtown area, these cruises aboard the luxurious Mystic Blue are the perfect way to soak up some summer sun. Sail into summer as you cruise around Chicago and sip on your favorite cocktails. Bring your cameras – you’ll definitely want to show off your shades against the skyline from this yacht with #NoFilter.
- Spend some time strolling around the scenic Navy Pier
Nothing says summer like a walk on the boardwalk. Navy Pier, located in Chicago’s historic downtown area, is a scenic 1.5 mile-long boardwalk that sure to remind you why you love spring. Sprinkled with small shops selling everything from apparel Chicago souvenirs and Lined with restaurants such as Bubba Gump and Capi’s Italian Kitchen, it’s a hot spot (literally) for summer fun. Whether you’re taking a ride on the Ferris Wheel or popping by for brunch, Navy Pier is sure to be a summer sweet spot.
- For the ChiTown socialites, go Pub Crawling
See the city, meet new people, and grab happy hour specials from the hottest bars, restaurants, and lounges that participate in Chicago pubcrawls. Pubcrawls are the largest social events to take place in ChiTown, and there is no end to the themed fun when it comes to a bar crawl. From the famous Red, White, and Brew to a weekly tour, there is no better way to join in on the sizzling summer specials than a Chicago pubcrawl.