If you’re a native Chicagoan you know that if you blink, you can miss the entire summer. It’s happened to me more than I care to admit. Summers spent working too much, and not playing enough. Labor day comes and I wonder what happened. This summer I vow that I won’t take a moment for granted, so to that end I’m creating a summer bucket list of things I want do do, in no particular order.

There are a ton of neighborhood and cultural festivals and I rarely make it to the big ones. This summer I’m heading to the neighborhoods and exploring new celebrations.

I’ve lived in Chicago the majority of my life and have not taken a bike ride by the lake. Tsk, tsk, tsk… it’s time to change that.

Since summer doesn’t last, it’s important to get as much fresh air as possible. Outdoor cafes are the perfect places to do that. Must explore the ones in other neighborhoods.

The really hot unbearable days will be spent in doors immersing myself in all of the culture I take for granted.

Though this isn’t Chicago-related, it’s important. I used to be a voracious reader and can now barely get through a book. Since all of the good TV shows are over, it’s time to cancel the Netflix and Hulu accounts for a few months and just read!


5 thoughts on “A Chicago Summer Bucket List

  1. I need to make one of these. Just like many residents of any city, I don’t take advantage of the treasures to be found in Philly. I know one thing on my list will be to take a trip outside the city though.

    For the books, I recommend you start a goodreads account…that way it’s very easy to keep track of what you’ve been reading and they make suggestions too!!

    1. Good idea. I think I actually have a Goodreads account I don’t use! The trip outside the city is also a great idea. Thanks!

  2. I’ve always wanted to do the “Bike the Drive” but i think it passed….perhaps next year..?

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