Chicago Summer Bucket List 2017: Not For Tourist Edition

  • Watch a movie in the park at the new park at Wrigley Field https://goo.gl/syhLKu

  • Pack a picnic and go see a concert at Ravinia https://goo.gl/U4QwcO

  • Go to Andy's Jazz Club to listen to some great live music https://goo.gl/yHuSjy

  • Plan a beach day with friends

  • Listen to live music at Waterfront Cafe https://goo.gl/lgU8uC

  • Enjoy a prosecco popsicle Upstairs at the Gwen https://goo.gl/fe3LGB

  • Take the water taxi to Chinatown and eat Tony's Chicken at Lao Sze Chaun https://goo.gl/8YsqJa

  • Have a cocktail or two a Island Party Hut on the Riverwalk https://goo.gl/uUu7K7

  • Plan a rooftop bar crawl https://goo.gl/Eis01m

  • Go to a Cubs game or two and eat a Chicago hot dog

  • Enjoy a wine night in the back garden patio at La Creperie (1/2 price bottles on Tuesdays) https://goo.gl/fzcrg1

  • Have a picnic in the park and bring your dog

  • Eat on the patio at Parson's Chicken & Fish https://goo.gl/koJ0Om

  • Go to Jazz night at the Shedd Aquarium https://goo.gl/3R5vpR

  • Have a crepe at the Nutella Cafe https://goo.gl/C5GTvs

  • Have coffee on the patio at Heritage Bike & Coffee and take a photo by the Cubs mural https://goo.gl/paIut6

  • Ride your bike on the new bike trail along the lakefront (opening this summer)

  • Get tickets to watch the Cubs from the rooftop with a group of friends https://goo.gl/yr5lgK

  • Wait in line on a hot summer day for Jeni's Ice Cream https://goo.gl/dTyYTs

  • Walk the Riverwalk from Wacker/Lasalle to Navy Pier https://goo.gl/sq9ZzD

  • Eat at Yardhouse and go a concert at New City on Thursday Nights https://t.co/uFpKMpmYw5

  • Dine on the patio at Tavern on Rush in the Gold Coast for some great people watching https://goo.gl/79w2Ch

  • Sit on the patio at Mercadito and enjoy the best margarita and get the spicy salt! https://goo.gl/nHiZIv

  • Take the green line to the Morgan stop and explore Fulton Market and the West Loop

  • Enjoy brunch at the new Beatrix in Fulton Market https://goo.gl/gGMBd4

  • Have coffee on the patio of Colectivo in Lincoln Park https://goo.gl/Fk32dh

  • Go to Stan's donuts with a your friends and each pick a donut and then split them with everyone https://goo.gl/sd5mW4

  • Enjoy amazing cocktails on Shanghai Terrace https://goo.gl/rkt15g

  • Use Hotel's Tonight to plan a Staycation (look for a hotel with a pool or rooftop) https://goo.gl/lvxL7B

  • Enjoy brunch or happy hour at Hampton Social https://goo.gl/8OPeYz

  • Enjoy a lychee martini on the patio at Le Colonial https://goo.gl/wXP9Sm

  • Get a coffee at Ipsento and walk the 606 https://goo.gl/Z4v9s3

  • Have a date night in the back garden of Piccolo Sogno https://goo.gl/I84Ywr

  • Go to a Chicago Fire game, the stadium and energy are so fun https://goo.gl/M2VlvB

  • If you haven't done it take the Wendella architecture boat tour https://goo.gl/xae4nB

  • Sign up for a free walking tour to learn more about Chicago history https://goo.gl/rwdy9e

  • Find a friend with a rooftop to watch the Air & Water Show

  • Listen to live music at Millennium Park https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/millennium_park9.html

  • Split a Cooler Chocolate at BomboBar with a friend https://goo.gl/vz9Unn

  • Get an Italian ice at Mario's https://goo.gl/PfrXQK

  • Go to the Lincoln Park Farmer's Market on Wednesday or Saturday morning https://goo.gl/kds1rm

  • Explore a Chicago neighborhood you have never been to https://goo.gl/08ymQV

  • Hope that one of your friends will get a boat so you can enjoy the fireworks, hang out in the playpen, or listen to concerts from the boat.

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