Our outdoor venues > ordinary outdoor venues
I mean, have you ever seen a show in Millennium Park? No? How about Ravinia? Oh, and did we mention we have the world’s largest free blues festival? Because we have that, too.
You can boat the waterfront like a total boss
Oh, that? That’s just the Chicago River. That? It’s only Lake Michigan. That? It’s you are your crew getting totally blotto on both. Just don’t jump in the river, unless you consider a complimentary trip to boat jail another summer perk.
Our public park system is the envy of America
The Chicago Park District is the largest municipal park manager in the nation, with over 8,000 acres of green space. An acre is about the size of a football field, so, yeah, it’s kind of a lot. We also have an amazing boulevard system linking our public parks (which you have foolishly been neglecting). Also, you can watch movies in them during summer.