Summer looks a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean it’s void of fun. As we enter the home stretch of the season, there are still plenty of things to do while adhering to social distancing guidelines. Here’s what we’re planning for the remainder of summer in Chicagoland:
With several weeks of social distancing under our belts, many of us have already tackled boredom-curing activities like spring cleaning, exercising, baking, and doing puzzles. We’ve previously shared ways to keep the kids amused, but we couldn’t forget about the adults! From organizing a virtual murder mystery party to learning how to bartend, here are nine activities you can enjoy now.
The school year will soon be coming to a close, meaning e-learning is one less thing to keep kids occupied during quarantine. We’ve previously shared some of our go-to resources for curing the boredom bug, but because there can never be too many ideas for keeping them occupied, we have more! Here are some ways children can stay busy and give you a moment or two of reprieve.
Let’s be honest. If you have young children at home, your life is complete chaos these days. With schools closed and students taking an e-learning approach to their assignments, parents are doubling as teachers – spending their days trying to make sense of confusing math worksheets and abstract essay prompts. And without set class times and extracurricular activities to burn off some energy, the phrase “I’m bored,” has become all too common. Here are a few ways the kids can keep busy while you sort out your responsibilities.
As we spend more and more time indoors this month, we wanted to share a few ways you can take advantage of being home. So whether you’re catching up on sleep, learning a new skill, or planning your next well-deserved vacation, make the most of it! Here are some things you can do while you practice “social distancing.”
The second you step foot in Wicker Park, you know you’ve found something special. Just a few miles northwest of the Loop, you’ll discover an enclave of the city’s hippest nightlife, restaurants, shops, and art scene.
Whether it’s the aromas of ramen, pizza, or tacos filling the streets; the colorful murals; or the unique specialty shops; it’s hard not to fall in love with this neighborhood. Here are 10 things that captured our hearts:
Grab your green gear and put on your shamrock necklace because St. Patrick’s Day is upon us. Between the parades and live entertainment, Chicagoland is known for St. Paddy’s Day celebrations that draw hundreds of thousands of visitors. This compilation of events highlights some local favorites across the Chicago suburbs.
When a little R&R is needed, Chicagoans often escape to the resort home communities of Michigan, Indiana, and Wisconsin. But what if we told you there was a place, within Illinois, that has many of the same great qualities? We’re talking lake access, a beautiful beach, a quaint downtown, and all-around natural beauty. Drive about 30 miles north of Chicago – or hop on the train – and you’ll discover this gem of a community otherwise known as Lake Forest.
There’s a lot to love about this North Shore suburb, but for now we’ll share 10 things:
After a long few days at the office, a weekend getaway can be the perfect way to relax and recharge. It’s no wonder so many Chicagoans flock to quiet waterfront locales in Wisconsin and Michigan to experience the wonderment and rejuvenation that these places have to offer. One destination of note is New Buffalo, Michigan, a town of just under 2,000 people along the Lake Michigan shoreline.
Tired of flowers and chocolates for Valentine’s Day? Okay, we aren’t either, but if you’re looking to step up your game for that special someone, an experience might be just what you’re looking to gift this Valentine’s Day. The beauty of gifting an experience speaks for itself. So whether it’s something you and your partner can experience together or something that person can enjoy on their own time, the gesture can go a long way.
Here are a few ideas if you’re in search of a fun gift: