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After the dreary cold days of winter, spring in Chicago seems doubly welcome. As the temperatures rise, so do people’s spirits as they look forward to the warm sunny days of summer. Spring is a great time to be a tourist in Chicago. Though you’ll still find some cold days, […]

Chicago in Spring


June is one of my favorite months in Chicago. Summer is definitely here, but the extreme heat and humidity of July and August have yet to descend upon the city. Flowers are blooming, the city is green, the beaches are open (but not yet packed), and patios, beer gardens, and […]

Chicago in June



Spring is one of the best times to visit Chicago. In May you’ll fine fewer crowds than during June, July and August, and flight and hotel prices are often lower. You’ll wait in shorter lines for major attractions like the Willis Tower but you’ll still find plenty to see and […]

Chicago in May



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 […]

Chicago in April



Winter is off-season in Chicago, and once you step outside in the city you’ll understand why. It’s cold, there’s just no denying it. Temps range from 24-38°F, but it can often feel much colder due to the dreaded “wind chill factor”  which can make it feel as mush as 10-15 […]

Chicago in February


If you take into account overall monthly averages, January is the coldest month in Chicago.  Temps range from 18-32°F, but often feel much colder thanks to the city’s notorious “wind chill factor”  – the biting wind that can make it feel 10-15 degrees colder than it actually is.  But despite […]

Chicago in January