April signifies the real start of spring in Chicago. Finally the bitter cold and winds (and random snow storms) of March give way to bright sunny days that increase as the month goes on. Spring is one of the best times to visit Chicago. There are still fewer crowds than during summer and you can score many great deals and discounts on flights and accommodation thanks to decreased demand. Temperatures range from 42-59°F on average but you’ll find some chilly days mixed in with warmer ones so be sure to pack lots of layers and a good pair of rain boots. And don’t forget the umbrella.
Chicago seems to come alive in springtime. Flowers line the streets of downtown and residents just seem happier now that the dreary days of winter have passed. If your visit falls during a cold snap, you can always check out the city’s many museums or take a sightseeing tour, but if you luck out with warm weather you’ll find even more to do in the city in April. Some of Chicago’s neighborhood farmers markets start back up in April; the season of street festivals also unofficially begins in April. You can visit Navy Pier and the Lincoln Park Zoo (without freezing!) or cheer at one of the first Cubs games of the year.
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