In the blink of an eye, summer has come and (almost) gone. Kids are getting ready to go back to school, evenings sway in with a cool breeze and the sun is starting to fade just a little earlier. Now is the time to get your last summer getaways in Chicago before we say hello to autumn!
Whether you have a thirst for adventure, a hunger for all things food or a love of nature, the Chicago Suburbs are the perfect place to close out the season.
We’re officially in the dog days of summer: temps are scorching, humidity is high, and being outside can be quite uncomfortable. For many of us, this is also the time of year we see our plants start to wilt and grass getting brown. But don’t panic! You’ll learn how to landscape like a pro with these tips to keep your plants alive during the extreme heat.
Brian Mueller, horticulturalist and grounds manager at Eaglewood Resort & Spa (colloquially known as “That Plant Guy”), maintains all of the flowers, plants, grass and landscaping for the property. Mueller says that although mid-July through the end of August is a tough time for gardening, there are a lot of things you can do to avoid the mid-summer slump. Here are his top suggestions for you this summer.
Chicago’s Most Popular Destination Celebrates 100 Years
With more than 50 acres of parks and gardens, a 196-ft ferris wheel and 9 million annual visitors, Chicago’s most popular tourist destination turns 100 this year – and we’re here to help celebrate!
Navy Pier opened to the public exactly 100 years ago today, and is now home to the Chicago Children’s Museum, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Crystal Gardens, Funhouse Maze and more. Take a trip to Chicago this summer and enjoy everything the city – and this special landmark – have to offer.
When people think of Chicago, several things usually come to mind: wind, Al Capone, and the Sears (not Willis) Tower, to name a few.
But what’s the most important source of pride for Chicagoans? Ask any native and the answer will most likely boil down to one thing…food! Whether it’s finding the best local spot for a hot dog with “the works” or deciding between deep dish and thin crust pizza, Chicagoans love celebrating that which brings us all together.
This summer, tackle one of the many food festivals around the city and suburbs for a fresh taste of Chicagoland culture!
It’s not uncommon for meeting planners to include a teambuilding activity or two to their conference agenda for an added level of fun and excitement. In order to make your teambuilding event successful, however, it needs to be about more than just giving people a couple of hours away from their desks.
But big festivals like these can present some unfortunate obstacles like congestion, high price tags, parking, and not being the most conducive for family fun. For this reason, the surrounding suburbs have started their own series’ that are both family and wallet friendly.
Check out these close-to-home concerts this year for a summer filled with music and memories!
Is there anything more relaxing on a summer afternoon than a round of golf? For us, nothing says “summer” more than warm breezes, the sound of sinking a tough shot, and recounting the day with some cold brews around the fire pit after a round.
Whether it’s grabbing your co-workers for a quick nine after work or planning a road trip with your favorite golf partners to play a challenging course, golf is one of those ultimate summer pastimes that brings people together.
And, as time rolls on, the game is becoming more inclusive – and inventive! Check out the latest golf trends debuting at more and more golf courses and clubs around the country.
The grass is getting greener, air is getting fresher, and you’re starting to get the summertime urge to go outside. But before you throw on the bathing suit and head to the pool, make sure you give your body a little TLC! These six tips for the summer will get your skin, body and mind ready for outdoor fun.