Escape the Cabin Fever – 5 Ways to Enjoy Chicago in the Winter

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January 11, 2019

Chicago can be a cold, long and daunting few months but it doesn’t have to be! Here are 5 ways that are sure to get you up, out and enjoying Chicago!

  1. Sledding at Soldier Field

No need to wait for a snow day to sled down the 33 foot hill at Soldier Field. The Chicago Park District creates its own faux snow for sledding all winter long! Located at 425 E. McFetridge Dr.

  1. Indulge Your Sweet Tooth

Craving a sweet treat to warm you up on a cold winter day? Indulge your inner child with a sweet treat or two from BomboBar. Voted one of Chicago’s Best in 2018, BomboBar creates a cozy atmosphere where guests can relax while enjoying a cup of coffee, tea, hot chocolate or the always fresh and delicious bombolinis!

  1. Dine out with Chicago Restaurant Week

Chicago Restaurant week is the biggest restaurant event of the year and you won’t want to miss it! This year marks the 12th annual culinary celebration. Two weeks of dining deals from hundreds of restaurants across the city. It’s the perfect time to visit your favorite restaurant or experience something new! Restaurant week runs January 25- February 7th.

  1. Shedd Aquarium Free Days

The Shedd Aquarium recently announced that they will be holding Illinois Resident Free Days on January 17th-21st and Monday- Friday for the whole month of February.   With a valid ID, Illinois residents will receive free general admission which includes the chance to see the dolphins in an aquatic presentation, the Underwater Beauty exhibit, and you can upgrade to include the 4-D Experience.

  1. The Beach Chicago at Navy Pier

On those cold dreary winter days when you are dreaming of the beach Navy Pier has got you covered! The Beach Chicago is an immersive art installation, which consists of a large open room filled with a million antimicrobial and recyclable plastic balls, along with deck chairs, lifeguard chairs, and umbrellas that mimic a day at the beach! The Beach Chicago is free and will be open to the public January 19th – February 3rd.