S U M M E R T I M E I S F U N T I M E
Much about life is learning through experiences. Therefore we try to expose our kids to as many new people and places as we can. Sometimes it’s as simple as checking out a new park, other times we take a road trip to a town we have never been before. But whatever we do, we try to have fun and learn as much as we can. Not only about the place but about each other. Every exhibition evokes something new in us and that is an experience in itself.
But every year, I also get asked “how do you even find some of these places?” Simple: where there is a will, there is a way. So much of this is available to us with a click of a button. You just have to look.
I spend a few hours researching online, park district booklets, social media from family & friends and use this information to put together my list. It not only includes parks but also libraries and indoor places for us to visit during the summer [you would be surprised how many new places open up every year]. I like to have it handy so when we feel like exploring something new, we just pick a place from our list and go. But today is your lucky day, because I am sharing my hard work with all of you!
Below you will find our 40+ places to visit in the western suburbs of Chicago! A .pdf file that is super easy to pull up on your phone or print to have in your car. Plus an excel file so you can change depending on your likes or location.
Hope this inspires you to get out and explore something new this summer but please come back and let me know what you did! I would love to hear your stories.