With the warm weather here, don't waste any sunny days—settle in at one of these patios or outdoor spaces.
Quiet and pristine, the Botanic Garden is where you can go to recharge.
The special exhibitions are always worth a visit, and the Museum pays special attention to artists with Chicago ties. Plus there are outdoor events in the summer and a sculpture garden and farmers market.
Whether you go for a summer classical concert or just sit by the Cloud Gate sculpture, there are few better places for people watching in the city.
The top farmers market in the city, Green City offers tons of products from local farmers and purveyors.
The Chicago-style tofu sandwich and biscuits and gravy are favorites. Great for both vegans and omnivores.
The big cat house is my favorite but the whole zoo is worth spending an afternoon at.
Great beer selection and mussels make this a solid neighborhood resto.
Go for the fabulous burger, stay for the fabulous cocktails. I also love the brunch and bar snacks.
Burgers for breakfast? Sure - just top a patty with an egg and you're good to go. You can also get an egg, sausage, or bacon sandwich. Plus, get sausages and other meats to go.
Gene's is a Chicago institution - I stock upon different brats and love the pierogis.
The bar turns out excellent cocktails and the pretty patio is a great spot to while away an evening.
A fantastic new cocktail menu features flavored ice cubes, smoky drinks, and other treats.