Outdoor Activities

Where to Enjoy Fall Colors + Free Leaf Hunt Download!
Check out our round-up of great parks, forest preserves, and other spots where fall colors are on full display in the western suburbs of Chicago.

Fall Festivals and Oktoberfests 2017
All of the Fall Festivals and Oktoberfests in the near western suburbs of Chicago. Enjoy some fall fun with your family this season!

Apple Picking: U-Pick Apples Near Chicago
Apple picking near Chicago with u-pick dates, hours, admission fees, and descriptions of each, along with an interactive map to determine where to go!

Best Mulch-Free Playgrounds

Best Parks with Walking Paths
We scoped out the best parks with walking paths in the near western suburbs so you can enjoy a walk and have the kids play!

Summer Bucket List 2017: Fun for Every Age
If you're looking for summer fun inspiration, check out our summer bucket list! This year, we're breaking the fun down by age group.

Outdoor Pools with Day Passes
Don't belong to a pool? No problem! You can still enjoy the pool with a day pass at these locations in the near western suburbs of Chicago.

Free Ice Cream Bars at Mars 2017
Get the details for free ice cream bars at the Burr Ridge ice cream plant on weekdays in July, compliments of Mars Chocolate North America.

Summer Activities for Babies and Toddlers
From parks and splash pads to zoos and swim lessons, here are some of the top summer activities for babies and toddlers to enjoy the sunshine.

Walking Playground Tour in Oak Brook
Central Park in Oak Brook has trails with three playground areas along the way! Get the details and a map to enjoy your walk with play time for the kids!

Strawberry Picking: Farms With U-Pick Strawberries
U-pick strawberries a short car-ride away from the near western suburbs of Chicago. Find a farm for strawberry picking and get some great tips!

Art Festivals in the Chicago Area 2017
Find opportunities for your family to view original artwork, jewelry, photography and sculpture in this guide to art festivals near you.