Posts in category "Outdoors"

The Best Chicago Winter 2015 Activities for Kids & Families

It’s been a hard, snowy winter in Chicago, or Chiberia as it is now called, but there are still fun Chicago winter 2015 activities you could be enjoying with your family. This is the point in winter where cabin fever hits its peak. The warm months of spring still seem to be an eternity away, and... Read more »

Top 3 Places To Cut Your Own Christmas Tree Around Chicago

If you have ever watched National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, then you may be leery of cutting your own tree. Or, you might think it is the most macho act ever and savor the idea of slaying one of these fierce woodland warriors to place like a severed-head trophy in a place of honor in your... Read more »

Will Your Christmas Tree Kill You: A guide to picking the perfect tree

As Christmas creeps closer, millions of people are trying to make a last minute decision on whether to buy an artificial or real Christmas tree this season. According to the articles you read, a real Christmas tree can either save the planet or kill you and your entire family. There are similar stories for artificial... Read more »
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Top 5 Christmas Light Displays Around Chicago 2015

Looking for the top 5 best Christmas light displays around Chicago? It is Christmas in Chicago, and with the great weather this week, it is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the best Christmas light displays around Chicago in 2015. Included in this list are some classic favorites like holiday magic at Brookfield... Read more »

Top 5 Best Chicago Outdoor Fall Weekend Escapes 2015

With Chicago hotspots like the Shedd Aquarium hitting capacity during fall weekends, you might want to think “outside” and enjoy some of the great natural areas the Chicago region has to offer.  Some quiet time in the woods can help you regain your emotional sanity, and stretch your legs at the same time.  Shorter trails... Read more »

The Best Chicago Corn Mazes to Visit in 2014

While England may be famous for having stately, formal hedge mazes, Chicago and Chicagoland is famous for having fun and amusing corn mazes. Corn mazes usually go hand-in-hand with most pumpkin farms, but some farms put the quality of their mazes miles ahead of others. These mazes are nothing to sneeze at (unless you have... Read more »
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Top Five Ways to Take Advantage of the Cool Chicago Summer Weather

While stormy Chicago weather may not be fun, at least it typically brings along a nice cool front behind it. With nice, cool summer days in the forecast, it is the perfect time to get out and enjoy these Chicagoland summer activities. Here are the top five ways you should make the most of this... Read more »

Discover Chicago's Version of Pablo Escobar's Wild Hippos

Pablo Escobar’s hippos running amuck in the Amazon made the news this week, but while the hippos may be amusing, they bring a bigger issue to the spotlight: invasive species. In recent years, other invasive species have made news in and around Chicago. Two that come to mind are the emerald ash borers that have... Read more »

Last Minute Chicago & Chicagoland 4th of July Activities & Events

The holiday weekend is quickly approaching, but don’t panic if you haven’t made any fun plans for the 4th of July just yet. The Chicago area offers a ton of fun and unique experiences that are slightly off the beaten path, but can be just as fun as Navy Pier. Here are 5 local Chicagoland... Read more »
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The Cheapest Way to Visit Brookfield Zoo: Hidden Perks of Membership

Brookfield Zoo is one of the most popular and beloved family hotspots in Chicagoland, but it is not a cheap place to experience. Parking starts at $10 a car and admission is $15 an adult and $10.50 a kid, so the costs add up quickly when visiting with a family. After you take out a... Read more »
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