Who says the best things to do in Chicago are in the summer? We’re enjoying the weather while it lasts, including our favorite spots for sledding, ice skating, and indoor activities for those who prefer to not bundle up. Enjoy!
Visit the Wild Reef Exhibit at the Shedd Aquarium
Experience the thrill of being not-so-dangerously close to the sharks!
Go ice skating at the John Hancock Observatory
Take the opportunity to skate 1000 feet in the air on the 94th floor of this iconic landmark, while taking in to die for views of the city.
Take a snowy selfie with #TheBean
Make a beeline to Millennium Park the moment you see signs of snow for your meet-and-greet with “The Bean,” the famous sculpture and #1 Chicago sight.
A play date with a polar bear
Meet Siku, the 1,000-lb polar bear who’s a resident of the Walter Family Arctic Tundra, one of several new habitats at Lincoln Park Zoo.
Relax in a rooftop snow globe
What better place to watch the snow fall?
Sledding at Soldier Field
North of the field, you’ll find a 35-foot-tall hill perfect for a smooth ride down as you get a view of the lakefront.