Head to Millennium Park for ice skating
During winter, Chicago hosts an ice skating rink downtown for some true winter fun. It’s such a popular destination for locals and tourists alike, so get there early or go during a weekday. The rink is also centrally located downtown with plenty to do when your done on the rink. Be sure to check out the “Bean” while you’re in the area — without it, you’ll miss out on one of Chicago’s most pointless attractions.
Settle in and grab a seat at a restaurant or bar for some people watching by the fireplace
Have I mentioned that Chicagoans love to eat and drink? Although most like to hideout at home during winter, that doesn’t mean restaurants are closing up shop. And for visitors, it means you can snag plenty of last minute tables and seats by the fireplace! Check out Eater’s list of Chicago’s best restaurants with fireplaces here.
Museums are a great way to avoid the winter in Chicago
Chicago has plenty of museums that are a worthwhile visit during the summer, which makes them even more appealing during winter. Some of my favorites are:
Tire the kids out with bowling and a movie
Pack up the kids and bring the family out to Lucky Strike bowling alley for a full-day of indoor activities. Beyond bowling, you’ll find a full restaurant and bar, pool tables, big screens tvs, and ping pong tables. And when you’re done there, you can access a movie theater next door without having to leave the building, which is a welcome convenience mid-winter.
Bundle up and go for a walk around your favorite neighborhood
There’s something really peaceful about walking through fresh snow in Chicago, especially when you’re in a remarkably-less-crowded-than-
What are your favorite things to do during winter in Chicago?
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