Activities

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Best Public Pools In Chicago

Swimming is a rite of passage during the hot summer days, and the best public pools can be found in Chicago.

07/17/2015

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Best Paintball In Chicago

If you are looking for an exciting paintball experience, give one of these arenas a try.

07/03/2015

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Best Fireworks In Chicago

What are your plans for the Fourth of July? If you’re looking for a place to watch fireworks in the Chicago area, then keep this list in mind.

06/26/2015

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Best Day Trips From Chicago

Day trips can be energizing or relaxing or even a combination of both, taking a day trip can make for memories that last a lifetime. Here are the best day trips from Chicago.

06/20/2015

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Family Guide To Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium

The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois offers many interesting exhibits and educational experiences; this family friendly facility is a must visit anytime of the year.

06/19/2015

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Best Go Kart Tracks In Chicago

Get behind the wheel at these go kart racing venues in the Chicago area.

06/12/2015

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Best Skate Parks In Chicago

Skate parks can be great places to try new maneuvers without worrying about pedestrians or cars. Here’s where to go in the Chicago area the next time you want to spend some time on your skateboard or inline skates.

06/05/2015

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Best Tennis Courts In Chicago

Playing a game of tennis on the just right court is extremely important for tennis players, here are the best tennis courts in Chicago and surrounding areas.

05/29/2015

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Ask A Chicago Expert: Your Best Homemade Dog Treat Recipe

Make your own one-ingredient dog treat using this recipe from a Chicago expert.

05/22/2015

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Ask A Chicago Expert: How To Keep Your Pet Cool This Summer

Taking care of your pets during the summer months in Chicago is extremely important. Marcia Coburn, President of Red Door Animal Shelter, offers her expertise in how to keep your pets cool in the warmer months.

05/15/2015

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Best Local Gyms That Provide Child Care In Chicago

Oftentimes the excuse for not working out is lack of childcare. Check out some of the local gyms in Chicago that provide childcare, and become swimsuit ready while the kids play.

04/24/2015

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Best Ways To Celebrate Earth Day In Chicago

This year, do a little more to celebrate Earth Day than turn off the lights when you leave a room. From trail clean-ups to discussions and hikes, the Chicago area has plenty of events where you can learn how to make a difference.

04/20/2015

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Best Places To Go On A Picnic In Chicago

Chicago’s warmer months can be a great time to have a picnic. Whether you’re taking in the skyline or just enjoying the outdoors after surviving another Chicago winter, there are some picnic areas in the city that stand out above the rest.

04/17/2015

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Best Family-Friendly Bike Trails In Chicago

Grab your helmets and bottled water for a fun afternoon on a bike ride with your family. From paths in the city to serene rides in forest preserves, the Chicago area offers many bike riding trails for all abilities.

04/10/2015

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Best Dog Runs In Chicago

Let Fido run off the leash at these dog runs in the Chicago area.

03/27/2015

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Best Family Hikes Near Chicago

From a stroll in a city park to a hike in the woods, there are plenty of places to explore on foot with your family in the Chicago area. Here’s a list of five family hikes worth a look this spring.

03/20/2015

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Ask An Expert: Spring Break Staycation Activities For Kids In Chicago

With spring break on the horizon, you might be wondering what to do with your kid. Our experts give their tips for a fun and memorable spring break in Chicago.

03/13/2015

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Ask An Expert: How To Give Your Picky Eater More Healthy Foods

A constant struggle for many parents involves how to infuse healthy foods onto the plates of their picky eaters. Former preschool teacher and mother of four, Laura Roby, offers some advice on how to get a picky eater to eat more healthy foods.

03/06/2015

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Best Dog Parks In Chicago

Not all parks in Chicago cater to dog owners, so finding the perfect dog-friendly park can make a huge difference in the outdoor time for you and your pooch. Find out which dog park suits your needs, and you might just find your new go-to space for your dog socialization time.

02/27/2015

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Ask A Chicago Expert: Keeping Your Kids Entertained On A Snow Day

Consider some of these activities the next time school is closed on account of snow, and see how your child will not only be entertained but will also continue to learn while school is closed for the day.

02/20/2015

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