Memorial Day through Labor Day—summer is here!
You may be staring down 12 weeks of open space on the calendar, but trust us, it’s going to go fast. Fill it up with fun! We’ve got great guides to get you going, tons of things to do and places to go, and as always, recommendations every week in our Better Letter.
One look at our summer lineup of festivals in and around Chicago and you’ll know, we take our summers seriously in this town. From Chicago to Highland Park, and even points west, we’ve got the best in fests for you to choose.
North Shore Beaches Guide
This is the guide that’ll tell you where to go, when they’re open and how much it costs. Don’t forget the sunscreen!
North Shore Golf Guide
We dare you—just try to play all the courses on the North Shore this summer. And then tell us your favorite!
Best Bike Trails
Where to go for some of the best biking in northern Illinois.
2013 Fireworks Guide
We’ve got the 411 on all the local fireworks and festivities, all in one spot.
Wisconsin Summer Resorts
Great Lake Vacation in Northern Michigan
Devil’s Lake, WI
Lake Geneva, WI
Best Weekend Summer Trips for Couples and Families
Daytrippers: Chicago Neighborhood and Suburb Highlights
Things to Do:
Canoeing on the North Shore
Kite Flying on the North Shore
Preschoolers in the Summer
Picnic at the Beach
MSI: Animal Inside Out
Dinos at the Brookfield Zoo
5 Chicago Museums to Try
Nature on the North Shore
Grosse Point Lighthouse
11 Double-Date Ideas You Have to Try
6 Creative Ideas for Girls’ Night Out
Need a few more ideas? Check our events calendar for the latest in upcoming activities.
Things to Eat:
Ravinia’s New Flavors
Restaurants for Ladies’ Night Out
Old-Fashioned Ice-Cream Parlors
4 Great Hot-Dog Stands
Check out our Recipes section for more great dishes for summer and beyond.