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Get Ready to Spring into Summer

Posted by maren on May 23, 2019

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Summer months bring more than warm temperatures, but opportunities to get out and embrace the city. It doesn’t matter whether you’re here for business or leisure, Chicago has something exciting for locals and visitors alike this summer. You’ll discover seasonal events and festivals that show off the diversity of the city. There are also fantastic landmarks and attractions to visit as well.   

Gray Line Chicago is a convenient resource for those wanting to see the sights of the city.  Offering a variety of Chicago tours, Gray Line Chicago makes it possible to explore the North Side and South Side history and attractions with a scenic transportation option. According to the city’s tourism bureau, there were 57+M visitors who traveled here in 2018. This was a 4.3% increase over the previous year. The business and entertainment opportunities that this destination offers are a part of the interest.

Tourists can book tours in Chicago to see a specific site, such as Millennium Park. Others simply want to immerse themselves in the places that make Chicago unique. These include cruises down the river to learn about Chicago’s historic architecture, stops at famous parks, sports arenas, The Magnificent Mile, and restaurants.

Visiting in late Spring or early Summer?  Here are some other things to do during your time in the Windy City: 

Chicago Ale Festival

This is a fun summer event that is all about sampling delicious beverages and foods. There are generally 200 craft beers available at this festival. It takes place at Butler Field in the city. Those taking tours in Chicago can stop here to enjoy music and the area’s famous food trucks. There live music performers also scheduled for this June 1st city-wide activity.

Chicago Grand City Tour

Summer in the city can’t be beat!  If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, book the Chicago Grand City Tour which will take you to a number of beautiful spots along the route including Lincoln Park, Grant Park, and Washington Park. This is a family-friendly excursion that can be booked throughout the summer.

Chicago Summer Food, Wine, and Cocktail Crawl

This event takes place on June 1st on Division Street at Pearl and Sip. It is a ticketed opportunity to not only sample great food and wine, but to learn about mixology as well. Cocktail making classes, wine tasting, and chef tasting are just a few of the Summer Food, Wine, and Cocktail Crawl highlights.

Chicago Blues Festival

Building on more than four decades of tradition, the Chicago Blues Festival returns June 7 – 9.  Blues musicians flock to Chicago to perform to over 500,000 fans over the course of the weekend.  Come celebrate the genre's rich heritage and newest talents with three days of performances — all FREE and open to the public, no tickets required. And all within breathtaking Millennium Park.

It’s never too early to start planning your summer trip to Chicago. Along with making reservations for accommodations and visiting attractions, you can book tours in advance. Gray Line Chicago offers a great selection of tours based upon your interests and specific portions of the city. There are options available for those traveling alone or in a group.  And If you’re in need of transportation, book through ariescharter.com!  We have trolleys, minibuses, vans, motor coaches, SUVs, sedans, and more! 

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