It’s official: Spring has sprung in Chicago, and we are loving it. Between the flowers blossoming, the temperatures climbing, sports seasons starting, and ice cream shops switching to later hours (the best, right?), there are so many things to do in May in Chicago. What’s more, most of these activities are fit for the whole family, so you can head outdoors for a day filled with fun. Here are 5 things to do in May in Chicago.
Book A Mother’s Day Brunch
It’s time to make Mom feel special: come May 14th, it’s all about her. And what better way to show appreciation than to plan a full day of exciting activities? First step: pick a great restaurant in Chicago that Mom will love. Many restaurants offer Mother’s day specials in Chicago, like a pre-fix brunch (along with a mimosa, perhaps), so make sure to browse the options and book a reservation. Afterwards, head outdoors for a walk, take in a movie, or hang out in one of Chicago’s many parks.
See A Comedy Show
Head on over to Second City or Laugh Out Loud Theater in Chicago for a comedy show throughout May. Whether you’re looking to spend the evening with kids or hoping for some adult-only fun, there’s a show well suited to your needs. At Laugh Out Loud, there are earlier family-friendly shows, as well as drinking shows in the later hours. For Second City, you can even take a class to work on your improv skills, all kids welcomed.
Dine At A Food Truck
On May 13th, head to the Lincoln Park Zoo for a Food Truck Social, where you can feast on Chicago’s finest offerings, à la truck style. As it’s an evening event, you’ll get the chance to explore the zoo after-hours and enjoy various activities and DJ music abound. Vendors include: Eataly, Yum Dum, Porkchop, Cupcakes For Courage, Carnivale, The Crave Bar, and more.
Head To Mayfest
Chicago kicks off the summer on the right note: with Mayfest. Over May 19-21st weekend, Mayfest in Chicago takes on its 22nd year, featuring live music, ice cream, pretzels and other festival goodies, as well as an amazing beer garden for adults. Costing just $10 a person, it’s a great way to spend a beautiful Saturday and Sunday outdoors.
Explore Lakeshore Drive
Whether you’re cycling, walking, or running, the views along Lakeshore Drive are breathtaking, especially during Chicago’s sunny, warm, springtime. It’s a great way to spend time outdoors in May in Chicago, and there’s no limit as to how many people can join and for how long you can explore. What’s more, you can enjoy your ride, car-free, during Bike The Drive on May 28th along Lake Shore Drive.
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