Father’s Day is a time when families come together to celebrate the many things our dads do for us. From playing corn hole to the infamous family barbecue, there is no shortage of fun activities on Dad’s big day. Here is a list of five great places to enjoy some quality time with Dad this coming Sunday!
West Loop – Chicago French Market
The Chicago French Market in the West Loop is an amazing place. It is an indoor and year-round marketplace full of family-owned businesses and great vendors with a huge variety of products. You can sample delicious apps, grab prepared meals, pick out specialty foods, and relax as you browse the thousands of products in this French-inspired market. Enjoy beef bourguignon! Enjoy a crepe! Shop gifts, local goods, and enjoy yourself.
Lincoln Park – Oz Park
Known as one of the most popular parks in Chicago and a main staple of Lincoln Park, Oz Park was created in 1967 by the Chicago Park District. It sports 13-acres of recreational facilities including baseball fields, basketball and tennis courts, an extremely scenic jogging path, as well as numerous picnic tables and a large children’s jungle gym and playground. Enjoy an ice cream cone from one of the vendors throughout the park or from Dairy Queen, located just across Webster Ave.
Lakeview – Lincoln Park Zoo
Founded in 1868, the Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the oldest and most popular zoos across our nation. Home to a wide variety of animals, the zoo’s exhibits and activities are endless. With animals like big cats, polar bears, penguins, gorillas, monkeys, reptiles, sea lions, otters, and many more, Lincoln Park Zoo totals more than 1,000 animals across 200 species. Who wouldn’t want to have a day walking through and feeding the animals at the Zoo on Father’s Day?
Streeterville – Magnificent Mile
Running from the Chicago River all the way to Oak Street, the Magnificent Mile is occupied by retail shops, restaurants, museums, and hotels galore. With several of the tallest buildings in the United States like the John Hancock Center and landmarks like the Wrigley Building and the Chicago Water Tower, there is no lack of attractions to see to say the least. Stop by the Magnificent Mile and go shopping for great Father’s Day presents on dad’s big day!
Wrigleyville – Sluggers World Class Sports Bar & Grill
One of Clark St.’s main attractions, Sluggers Bar has been giving Wrigleyville a place to get more than just a drink since 1985! With HD big screens with over 45 TV’s to see the road Cubbies in action on Father’s Day, you’ll never miss a pitch. On their second level, Sluggers boasts a full indoor sports complex, featuring batting cages, pop-a-shot basketball, skee-ball machines, air hockey, as well as a full arcade with virtual driving games and more. Their kid-friendly menu includes burgers of all types, pizzas, salads, and a huge selection of entrees and appetizers. Located just a kiddie corner away from Wrigley Field, make sure to check out all of the cool brand-new renovations in Wrigleyville as well as throughout Wrigley Field itself!
These are just a few of the things you could be doing in our beautiful city this weekend. If you’re heading to any of these locations, save time and money by booking parking in advance. Use promo code CHI50 for $50 in free parking credit ($5 per transaction).