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10 Sunflower Fields Near Chicago to Brighten Your Day

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It’s what sunflowers do.” – Helen Keller. Brighten your day by getting lost in a maze and cutting your own fresh flowers at these local sunflower fields! These sunflower fields near Chicago include mazes, u-pick, and more. Be sure to bring bug spray, sunscreen, and sunglasses when winding through the…


Summer 2021: Water Parks and Beaches are Back!

It’s hot out there! Are your kids begging to go to the beach or water park? Mine sure are, so we’ve compiled and updated our list so you can cool off at your favorite spot! Unlike the difficult-to-navigate 2020 summer season, the region’s transition into/towards Phase 5 has brought many happy developments — not least of which is that our…



Go Retro With These Summertime Drive-In Movies in Chicagoland

Drive-in movies are up and running around the western suburbs. They’re the ideal option for families that want to see an outdoor movie with built-in social distancing. Enjoy an exciting movie from the comfort and safety of your own car. Pack the pillows, pop open your trunk, and enjoy the show at these drive-in movie theaters. photo courtesy of Fairfax…