Let’s Have Fun Chicago

Summertime has finally arrived in Chicago and there’s plenty to do.  We’ve found some unusual ways to spend some time in the city that will appeal to all of your senses.

Chicago’s only food museum, the Foodseum, is located at 108 N.State Street (Block 37 in the Loop).  If you are interested in food–seeing how it’s manufactured, prepared and presented then this is your place.  The featured item of the exhibit–one you can taste, smell, and touch–is the famous Chicago Hot Dog. You will finally be able to answer this age old question:  What  is the proper way to make a Chicago Dog?  Check out the website for more information:  http://www.foodseum.org

Chicago Ghost Tour is a free tour by foot.  This two hour walking tour begins at 7pm every Thursday and Friday at the Congress  Hotel Plaza and finishes at the Clark Street Bridge. It focuses on the darker side of Chicago, with macabre stories of the city.  A reservation is required so go to the website for more details: http://www.freetoursbyfoot.com

The Garden of the Phoenix, formally the Osaka Gardens, is  a secret sanctuary in the midst of the bustling city.  Located in Jackson Park near the Museum of Science and Industry, it has undergone major renovations and will open in June 2016.  You can sit and meditate or bring your own lunch to enjoy in this beautiful Japanese Garden. (Photo courtesy of Creative Commons by Urbanrules)


Remix Chicago is an art fair and fest featuring artists who use recycled and reclaimed materials.  All art lovers must come to see this spectacular event on June 11-12, 2016 at Logan Square, 2200-2300 North Milwaukee Avenue.  For more details go to http://www.remixchicago.com

What is your favorite–off the beaten path–thing to do in Chicago?  Please tell us, we’d like to know!