\r\nHello, June—we’ve been waiting for you. Now that it’s\r\nfinally beautiful in Chicago, it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy the ample\r\nsunshine with a few outdoor\r\nactivities in Chicago for the whole family. Whether you’re looking to\r\nexplore a new area, attend a festival, play sports in the park, or lay out on\r\nthe beach, there’s plenty to do during the summertime in Chicago.\r\n\r\nAnd, as you’ll soon see, the whole city will light up. Here\r\nare 5 outdoor activities to enjoy this summer that the whole family will love.\r\n \r\nPlay Sports In The Park\r\n \r\nChicago is known for having a diverse array of recreational\r\nsporting events and grassy areas. Between Maggie Daley Park, Millennium Park,\r\nOz Park, and Lincoln Park Conservatory, among others, there’s enough nature to\r\ngo around and opportunity for outdoor\r\nactivities in Chicago. Taking the kids out for a game of capture the flag\r\nor baseball fits well in the summertime, as it’s a great way to stay active and\r\nbond with the family. \r\n \r\nHead To Navy Pier\r\n \r\nThat historic Ferris wheel will really shine amidst the\r\nChicago sunshine, right along the skyline. Directly off of Lake Michigan, Navy\r\nPier in Chicago is easy to get to and boasts a stunning view. Plus, the\r\nrides, eateries, beer garden, and shows are pretty incredible, as well. With\r\nenough activities to suit any age, it’s easy to take the family out for a day\r\nat Navy Pier, where everyone can find something that brings pleasure.\r\n \r\n \r\nListen To Music In Millennium Park\r\n \r\nStarting June 12th, the Millennium\r\nPark Summer Series will begin—bringing you free music, from a variety of\r\ngenres, on Monday and Thursday evenings throughout the summer. Among the\r\nlineup, some stars include Otis Taylor, Lady Wray, and indie band Hurray.\r\nThere’s something for everyone. Artists hail from around the world, including\r\nCanada, Colombia, and Senegal. It’s an international experience not to be\r\nmissed.\r\n \r\nBe With The Animals\r\n \r\nAt Lincoln Park Zoo, that is. Throughout the summer, enjoy a\r\nSaturday afternoon with the family by wandering through the Lincoln Park Zoo and soaking in the animals’\r\ncuteness. A major, kid-friendly, outdoor activity in Chicago, the zoo also offers\r\nsome events to mark on your calendar, such as the “Sing Along” with Electric\r\nNeil on Wednesdays and Fridays in the summer. And if adults are looking for\r\nsome extra fun, the Adults\r\nNight Out will be on a Thursday evening each month, starting June 8th.\r\n\r\n \r\nTake A Dip In Crown Fountain\r\n \r\nThe Crown\r\nFountain in Millennium Park is the perfect place to cool off and let the\r\nkids play outside. Taking a dip in the community area of the park is fun for\r\nanyone, especially small children (the water pours out of the mouths of the\r\ncharacters—a stimulating phenomenon for kids). It’s also enjoyable to watch the\r\nchanging faces of real-life people, for it’s aesthetic nature. What’s more,\r\nit’s a great location for meeting up with other people within the city.\r\n \r\nTo explore Chicago, come visit us at the Fairfield Inn\r\n& Suites Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile!