\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nNow that springtime has sprung, hopefully we can say a\r\nhearty goodbye to snow and cold winds\r\nin Chicago. There are so many active things\r\nto do in Chicago in the spring. Without a doubt, Chicago is absolutely\r\nbeautiful: flowers blossom, sunshine streams the Chicago skyline, and fresh,\r\ngreen grasses fill the many, spacious parks. With the rise in temperature, it’s\r\ntime to get outdoors and experience all that Chicago has to offer. Here are 5\r\nthings to do during this, much-awaited, spring season. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nGo On A Bike Ride \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nNow that it’s warmer out, it’s perfect weather for a long,\r\nleisurely bike ride along Lake Shore Drive. It’s a great way to stay active and\r\nexplore the city, at large, with access to several different neighborhoods, and\r\nit offers a breathtaking view of the Chicago skyline. You can also take a break\r\nand head to the beach or take a stroll through a nearby park. A great example\r\nis Bobby’s Bike Hike\r\nin Chicago! \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nFurthermore, if you’re really into cycling and promoting a\r\nvaluable cause, you can sign up for the Bike The\r\nDrive route, on May 28th, which will cover the distance from\r\nBryn Mawr Ave to The Museum of Science and Industry, and back, all car-free. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHave Some Fun In Navy Pier \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nNavy Pier boasts tons of family-fun activities and outdoor\r\nevents. Spending a Saturday afternoon there with the whole family will make for\r\nsome wonderful memories, and you’ll be amazed at how quickly time flies by.\r\nFrom amusement rides and a children’s museum, to the iconic Ferris wheel and\r\nIMAX theaters, there’s no shortage of fun\r\nthings to do at Navy Pier in Chicago. \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nSpend Time In The Water \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWhether you want to take a dip or just ride along the\r\nChicago River, there are plenty of tours and sports that allow you to explore\r\nthe waters and take in panoramic views of Chicago’s architectural design and\r\nculture. Drop your car off in the parking\r\ngarage and head outdoors!\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nYou can take a boat cruise along the bustling Chicago\r\nRiver Walk, or you can grab\r\na kayak and paddle your way through Chicago’s bridges and passageways.\r\nAfterwards, grab a bite along the River Walk, as it’s abundant in delicious\r\ndining options and seating. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nGo To The Gardens \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHeading to the Chicago\r\nBotanic Garden, Garfield Park\r\nConservatory, or Lurie Garden in\r\nMillennium Park, makes for a perfectly, lazy, Sunday afternoon. Between the\r\nlush greenery, tropical temperatures, and landscaping, there’s so much beauty\r\nto take in and appreciate, right here in Chicago. Whether you prefer to take a\r\nclass or attend an event with the family, or you just simply want to wander the\r\ngardens on your own, there are plenty of things to do on the spring calendar at\r\nthese notable venues. \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nTake In A Concert \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nTaking in a concert at Ravinia during the springtime in\r\nChicago is a great way to share in the experience with others and make some\r\nlong-lasting memories. Now that the 2017 Ravinia Lineup has\r\nbeen released, you can start looking for shows you’re interested in and\r\nsecuring tickets. With a variety of genres and styles of music, there’s\r\nsomething for everyone. Ranging from John Legend and One Republic, to La La\r\nLand and Aretha Franklin, there’s definitely no deficit in talent. To explore Chicago,\r\ncome visit us at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile!