\r\nIt’s official: Spring has sprung in Chicago, and we are\r\nloving it. Between the flowers blossoming, the temperatures climbing, sports\r\nseasons starting, and ice cream shops switching to later hours (the best,\r\nright?), there are so many\r\nthings to do in May in Chicago. What’s more, most of these activities are\r\nfit for the whole family, so you can head outdoors for a day filled with fun.\r\nHere are 5 things to do in May in Chicago.\r\n \r\nBook A Mother’s Day Brunch\r\n \r\nIt’s time to make Mom feel special: come May 13th,\r\nit’s all about her. And what better way to show appreciation than to plan a\r\nfull day of exciting activities? First step: pick a great restaurant\r\nin Chicago that Mom will love. Many restaurants offer Mother’s day\r\nspecials in Chicago, like a pre-fix brunch (along with a mimosa, perhaps),\r\nso make sure to browse the options and book a reservation. Afterwards, head\r\noutdoors for a walk, take in a movie, or hang out in one of Chicago’s many\r\nparks.\r\n \r\n \r\nSee A Comedy Show\r\n \r\n \r\nHead on over to Second\r\nCity or Laugh\r\nOut Loud Theater in Chicago for a comedy show throughout May. Whether\r\nyou’re looking to spend the evening with kids or hoping for some adult-only\r\nfun, there’s a show well suited to your needs. At Laugh Out Loud, there are\r\nearlier family-friendly shows, as well as drinking shows in the later hours.\r\nFor Second City, you can even take a class to work on your improv skills, all\r\nkids welcomed.\r\n \r\nDine At A Food Truck\r\n \r\nOn May 19th, head to the Lincoln Park Zoo for a Food Truck Social, where you\r\ncan feast on Chicago’s finest offerings, à la truck style. As it’s an evening event,\r\nyou’ll get the chance to explore the zoo after-hours and enjoy various\r\nactivities and DJ music abound. Vendors include: Eataly, Yum Dum, Porkchop,\r\nCupcakes For Courage, Carnivale, The Crave Bar, and more.\r\n \r\n \r\nHead To Mayfest\r\n \r\nChicago kicks off the summer on the right note: with\r\nMayfest. Over May 18-20st weekend, Mayfest in Chicago takes\r\non its 23rd year, featuring live music, ice cream, pretzels and\r\nother festival goodies, as well as an amazing beer garden for adults. Costing\r\njust $10 a person, it’s a great way to spend a beautiful Saturday and Sunday\r\noutdoors.\r\n \r\nExplore Lakeshore Drive\r\n \r\nWhether you’re cycling, walking, or running, the views along\r\nLakeshore Drive are breathtaking, especially during Chicago’s sunny, warm,\r\nspringtime. It’s a great way to spend time outdoors in May in Chicago, and there’s\r\nno limit as to how many people can join and for how long you can explore.\r\nWhat’s more, you can enjoy your ride, car-free, during Bike\r\nThe Drive on May 27th along Lake Shore Drive.\r\n \r\nTo explore\r\nChicago, come visit us at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile! *Article updated for May 2018 dates.