Nature & Outdoors - Chicago Travel Blog

By: Arlington House  09-12-2011

Come see why we were voted #1 on for the month of October. In addition, Take advantage of these great events….


brighter than ever.  First off, the free zoo stays open late (5-9pm), and gets decked out with a fantastic light display.  This event is free and here are the dates: Nov. 25–27 & Dec. 2–4, 9–11
Open Nightly Dec. 16–Jan. 1 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25). 


Division Street Holiday Fest

Enjoy Chicago’s Winter Wonderland with Ice Skating at Millennium Park.  Check out all of the details below!

Title: Ice Skating at Millennium Park
Location: Millennium Park Chicago
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Description: Kicking off Chicago’s winter season, the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park will open on Friday, November 18, 2011 and will remain open through Sunday, March 11, 2012, weather permitting. The rink, now in its eleventh season, draws more than 100,000 skaters annually and is free and open to the public. Skate rental is available for $10. The ice rink is located on Michigan Avenue between Washington and Madison streets.

Regular Hours for the season are as follows:
Mondays through Thursdays: 12 p.m. — 8 p.m.
Fridays: 12 p.m. — 10 p.m.
Saturdays (through Dec.17): 10 a.m. — 10 p.m.
Saturdays (beginning Jan. 7): 10 a.m. — 9 p.m.
Sundays: 10 a.m. — 9 p.m.

Holiday Hours:
Thursday, November 24 (Thanksgiving): 10 a.m. — 4 p.m.
Saturday, December 24: 10 a.m. — 6 p.m.
Sunday, December 25: 10 a.m. — 4 p.m.
Saturday, December 31: 10 a.m. — 8 p.m.
Sunday, January 1: 12 p.m. — 9 p.m.
Start Date: 2011-11-18
End Date: 2012-03-11

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Here’s some alternative ideas off the tourist’s radar…  

Play Whirlyball!

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As we are within walking distance to the lake, this summer is the season where you need to be LAKESIDE, whether at a beach, on the bike/running path….or how about dining…….?

The Dock at Montrose Beach

Summer is upon us and Chicago is the place to be, here are some popular fests to experience this month…

Green Music Fest

is coming on the popular weekend of June 25th.  With well-known acts like

The Thermals


Yo La Tengo

, and

Les Savy Fav

, as well as food vendors and a small $5 admission fee, this festival is a good idea for anyone wanting to see the city as well as the hip neighborhood of Wicker Park.

Randolph St. Market Fest

Beach season has finally bestowed itself upon our city once again, take advantage of these great locations…

North Ave Beach

Later this month, beautiful Lake Shore Drive is cleared of all cars for your pedaling pleasure…

The weather is getting more pleasant, and there’s always fun to be had in the downtown area…

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our rental bikes are ready to ride.

*Bike rental fees:

Half Day (3 hrs or less)- $20.00

Full Day (3 hrs or more)- $30.00

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

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