As the seasons change and temperatures rise, save the family from the heat waves and make a mad dash for the city’s best waterparks and pools. Whether splashing around, diving in or sliding down an outrageous labyrinth of tubes to land in a giant pool full of refreshment, there is no better way to cool off this summer than somewhere sunny and poolside. In Chicago, the best wet and wild amusement is flexible enough to fit any schedule. Stay the entire weekend or just a few hours, but be sure to hit the best places to swim in Chicago.
By the time January and February roll around, my kids are going stir crazy. It’s been weeks since we’ve been able to go to an outdoor park to burn off some energy and it’s been months since they’ve been able to go swimming. Our bathing suits and sunscreen have been tucked away in a drawer for much too long. But it’s time to break them out again – well, maybe just the bathing suits. These local-area indoor water parks are climate controlled and don’t miss a beat when it comes to pool-time, water-splashing fun.
A winter getaway doesn’t mean you have to go somewhere tropical. In fact, after the exhausting hustle and bustle of the holidays, it might just mean finding a nice quiet place to relax with great winter scenery. Plus, after the holiday spending it might not be feasible to buy a plane ticket, but you do have enough cash to find a nice place to stay for a night or two. It’s time to leave the dirty, city slush behind and take a breather.