CBS 2 Chicago wbbm7801059 670 The Score

Outdoors

Photo Credit Thinkstock

Best Outdoor Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Give back to your community while having fun when you volunteer with these outdoor volunteer opportunities.

06/09/2014

Photo Credit Thinkstock

5 Ways To Get Outdoors With Dad On Father’s Day

There’s something for everyone in the great outdoors, whether your preferred landscape is rural, urban or the highway to somewhere else.

06/01/2014

crop_down.jpg

Climb The Tallest Mountain In The World In 30 Mins

Mount Everest gets all the credit, but Hawaii’s Mauna Kea (an idle volcano that’s been around for, you know, a million years) is technically the world’s tallest mountain. Technically. While it stands 13,800ft above sea level, more than two thirds of the hill is actually submerged underwater, which brings the total height to 33,136ft.

03/28/2014

crop_down.jpg

9 Professional Tips For Taking Insane Adventure Photographs

Jeremiah Watt captures people dangling off boulders and surfing down mountains, highlining between cliffs and deepwater diving into the abyss. We asked Watt for his top tips for taking amazing adventure photographs, and here’s what he had to say.

03/14/2014

crop_down.jpg

Supper On The Slopes: 8 New Ski Resort Restaurants

Ski or snowboard into one of these ski resort restaurants and fill up with lamb chops, bison burgers and beef tenderloins before carving up the rest of the mountain.

12/06/2013

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

South Florida’s Most Comfortable Wilderness Retreats

This “Best Of” list offers options to explore the abundant wilderness in and around South Florida, while enjoying the comforts of home or a hotel.

05/22/2013

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

The Best Scenic Drives Within 60 Miles Of Las Vegas

Taking in all the world famous Las Vegas Valley has to offer doesn’t have to be limited to the strip. Hop in the car and head out for one of the five best and most picturesque drives Las Vegas has to offer. The beauty of the adventure lies in the fact that not one of these drives goes more than 35 miles from Vegas, making them ideal day trips.

04/25/2013

Mission Inn Hotel And Spa

Best Scenic Drives Within 60 Miles Of Los Angeles

Getting out of town for a quick respite from daily life doesn’t have to mean straying too far from Los Angeles proper. In fact, these drive-away mini-vacations can start immediately with eye-catching scenery about an hour or so from the city of angels. When you fall in love with these locales, stop at these places to rest your head or snap your shutter.

03/22/2013

Photo Credit: Lincoln Park Zoo Presents Zoo Lights/Todd Rosenberg Photography 2011

Best Outdoor Winter Activities In Chicago

Once you’ve pushed yourself to brave the lower temperatures, you’ll find that Chicago does have some fun winter activities to offer.

01/09/2013

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Best Places In South Florida To Swim With The Dolphins

Swimming with the dolphins can be a great experience, and some of the best places to do this are Dolphins Plus, Dolphin Cove, Theater of the Sea, Dolphin Research Center, and Miami Seaquarium.

11/05/2012

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Top Places To See Autumn Leaves Near Chicago

It is easy to miss the changing of the leaves as the fall season generally flies by, however if you really want to enjoy them, there are several places around Chicago to do so.

10/07/2012

Photo Credit: Johhny's IceHouse Chicago via Facebook

Bryan Gruley’s Favorite Chicago Hockey Spots

Bryan Gruley, reporter at large for Bloomberg News and author of The Skeleton Box – he’s also a hockey fan. Here, Gruley shares his favorite Chicago hockey spots.

05/22/2012

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Pick-A-Side: Which Extreme Sport Would You Rather Try?

From zip lining to ice climbing, pick which extreme sport you would rather give a try.

03/31/2012

(credit: ExploreChicago.com)

Exploring The 2011 Air & Water Show

While most people’s idea of exercise for the Air & Water Show is tilting their head up to watch the planes go by, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the outdoors at the same time. If you want to get more out of the show than a day sitting on a picnic blanket, we’ve got plenty of opportunities to see the sights of the lakefront (while accompanied by some high-flying background noise).

08/20/2011

(credit: Urban Outfitters)

Street Style: Shorts For Your Nightlife Look

Are you looking for a way to spice up your summer wardrobe with something that is equally versatile as it is fashion forward? My answer is SHORTS! Shorts are this summer’s must have item and this season I have noticed more variety and originality than ever before.

07/12/2011

(credit: Explorechicago.com)

Guide To Grant Park

It’s Chicago’s premier park and the host of two world-class museums, an aquarium and a planetarium. With a vista of the lake and a watery gem—Buckingham Fountain—at its center, Grant Park stands as one of Chicago’s biggest and best public parks.

06/18/2011

credit: kohlchildrensmuseum.org

Guide To: Kohl Children’s Museum

The Kohl Children’s Museum is the perfect spot for kids under 8. The museum offers a fantastic array of exhibits all catering perfectly to the munchkin set and is laid out smartly so that you don’t waste all day going up and down elevators or searching for hidden treasures.

06/11/2011

credit: commercialpark.org

Guide To Ukie Village: West Town Family Fun

The East Village, Ukrainian Village and Wicker Park neighborhoods, which are renown for their independent leanings, immigrant populations and hipster appeal, are also home to many family-friendly spots, especially during the summer.

06/10/2011

credit: Mod Cloth

Best Chicago Street Style: a Pop of Summer Color

As spring slowly blossoms into summer, it’s time to start transitioning your wardrobe into fresh colors. A fun and budget friendly way to go from one season to the next is to add a fun twist to an already popular trend.

06/07/2011

credit: pdhp.org

Family Fun Weekend Guide

The end of May showers will hopefully lead to some June flowers, but just because spring is running a little late doesn’t mean you have to hide indoors. We’ve some picks to get you out of the house this weekend, rain or shine.

06/03/2011

more