My kids, 9, 12 & 15, and I are driving from Tulsa to Chicago in August. We're road warriors, so we won't be stopping much along the way. Interested in interesting, off the beaten path things to do in and around Chicago.
Chicago is an awesome place to visit, especially in the summer! Every weekend there are multiple street festivals going on, an activity in which locals definitely take part. Here is the schedule for August: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/neighborhood_festivals2.html
Here are a few other thoughts:
Neighborhoods: One of Chicago's greatest assets are it's neighborhoods. Here are a few worth checking out:
Another great aspect of Chicago is it's right on the lake and has a lot of great beaches! Here are a few:
Finally, some of the attractions that may be deemed on the touristy side, but are worth checking out:
I could go on and on but will leave you with that for now. Hope this is helpful!
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