Category Archives: Outdoor Activities

Three Alternative Ways to Spend Your Black Friday in Chicago

Everyone knows that the day after Thanksgiving is reserved for an abnormal amount of coffee, standing around in lines longer than they should be, and excessively heavy shopping bags. The shopaholics dream made-up holiday, Black Friday has been bringing in crazy discounts and shopping deals since the 1950’s. Originally getting the name “Black Friday” because…

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3 Things to Know About The World’s Largest Starbucks in Chicago

If you are a coffee lover living in the River North district of Chicago, Illinois, today is your lucky day. Opening today, November 15th, 2019 is the largest Starbucks store in the world. Sitting at the corner of North Michigan Avenue and East Erie Street, this previously a Crate and Barrel store, is a 35,000…

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Fun Day Trips from Chicago

Chicago is the greatest city in the world, but sometimes you still just want to get out of town. But sometimes you just don’t have the luxury of taking a week off work and hopping on a plane to somewhere exotic. Fortunately, there are places within a couple of hours of the Windy City that…

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The Best Day Hikes Around Chicago

Living in a big city has definite perks. With access to so many restaurants, events, and activities it is easy to forget there is a world outside city limits. Now is the perfect time to go out and take advantage of the beautiful nature around Chicagoland. Here are the best hikes within 2 hours of Lakeshore East.…

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