Several feet of snow. Ice storms. One of, if not the worst, polar vortex in Chicago history. The hits just keep on coming this winter, a historical one not many will soon forget.
Between school closings, work delays, shoveling, and braving treacherous roads, it’s safe to say this winter has not been an easy one to get through. For many, cabin fever has set in about as much as ever, which is one of many reasons why we say now is the time. Get outside. Do something fun. Make the most of this unbearable winter with these fun ways to beat cabin fever in the Chicago area.
Turn foes into friends at the skating rink and sledding hills
Ice and snow may not be the a friend to our vehicles, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to enjoy it. Ice skating is a beloved wintertime tradition in Chicago, and for good reason.
There are many options to choose from, including the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink at Millenium Park. Located at 201 W. Randolph Street in the heart of downtown, the 16,000-square-foot ice rink on Michigan Avenue shares a home with “The Bean,” and other famous outdoor art installations.
The rink is open weather permitting through March 4, and while admission is free skate rental is $12.
Another uncustomary yet special way to get out there and live your best life in the winter weather hails from Soldier Field.
The home of the Chicago Bears shares its homeland with a sledding hill that features a 33-foot vertical drop, with or without the snow. That’s not been a concern this winter, though.
Say goodbye to grey, hello to green
There is something admittedly idyllic about having access to fresh, green scenery amid any winter, let alone this one. And thanks to oasis’ like the Lincoln Park Conservatory and the Garfield Park Conservatory, it’s possible. Nestled beneath the glass at both places is a sight for sore eyes, filled with color, flowers, and life.
Two acres of greenery make Garfield Conservatory one of the largest of its kind in the nation, featuring thousands of plant species throughout eight distinctive rooms.
Welcome Home: Scio at the Medical District
The common denominator to each of these is this: at Scio at the Medical District we value the place community holds in the word “home.”
Home may be where the heart is, and for that we are grateful. But outside the walls of our recently renovated luxury apartment homes lies a vast offering of truly inspired things to do and places to explore.
For more information, or to schedule a tour, call us at (312) 427-1855 or visit us online.