Ask ChicagoNow: What is the best way to fight cabin fever in Chicago?

Ask ChicagoNow: What is the best way to fight cabin fever in Chicago?

ChicagoNow is a group of bloggers from all sorts of different backgrounds. One thing that helps tie them all together? Chicago.

With so much collective experience with the city, we’ve decided to put that knowledge to use by posing some of the oldest and most popular questions about Chicago to the group.

What is the best way to fight cabin fever in Chicago?

“Sex, of course.” — Michelle Babicz, Planet Michelle

“Walk out the door.” — Peter V. Bella, Interesting Chicago

“Beer.” — Sher BonDurant, On Tap in the Windy City

“A nice cold shower.” — Brian Kremen, ConFIdences

“The best thing to fight cabin fever is to go outside as soon as the weather is safe, or as long as you can take it. After all, the worse it feels to be outside, the more inside will feel like a shelter and not a trap.” — Margaret Laing, Margaret Serious

“Dogs.” — Bill Mayeroff, Pints and Pups

“The CTA. When I can’t stand being at home anymore, I often just get on a bus with no specific destination in mind, read or write on the bus, and just figure something out as I go.” — Nicolle Neulist, Picks & Ponderings

“Fly to Florida or California.” — Bob Schneider, Politics Now

“When I have to stay inside, I love to read a book or watch a movie, get lost in another world!” — Susan Schulhof, Looking for the Good

“Take a walk along Michigan Avenue from the River to Roosevelt. On one side you have Grant/Millennium Park and the Art Institute. On the other side you’ll find a self-contained history of Chicago architecture, and so modern American architecture from the late 19th Century up to today. Even if it’s a little bit cold, the walk will warm you up. And there are lots of spots of all kinds where you can stop in to get out of the cold, including the Chicago Architecture Foundation in the Railway Exchange (aka Motorola aka Santa Fe) Building just north of Jackson. There’s a really cool scale model of the city in the lobby. But go there now because they’re scheduled to move to new digs this summer.” — Floyd Sullivan, Waiting4Cubs

“We recently enjoyed a Saturday evening on State Street. Prior to a show at The Goodman Theatre walked in the falling snow surrounded by theatres, street musicians, shoppers and restaurants.” — H. Van Howe, Pizza For Breakfast

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