There is something so special about summertime in Chicago. It could be the perfect weather, the amount of street fests, farmer markets, rooftops, baseball games, deep dish, music vibrating from the pavilion at Millennium Park or a combination of all of the above. There just isn’t a greater time to experience what this city has to offer.

Here’s a list of things you can’t miss during summertime Chi:


Baseball game at Wrigley Field

(get the hot dog, it’s part of the experience)


Rooftop drinks at the London House


Brunch at Cindy’s Rooftop

(best view of millennium park)


An architectural boat tour on the Chicago River


The Taste of Chicago

(best way to have a little bit of many Chicago favorites in 1 day)


Shopping at Randolph Street Market


A glass of wine at the Chicago River walk


The Museum of Contemporary Art


Ferris wheel views at the Navy Pier


Dinner with a view at the Signature Room

(the 95th floor of the John Hancock)


Deep dish at the one and only; Lou Malnati’s


Free concert at Millennium Park-Jay Pritzker Pavilion