Summer is well under way!
If you’re lucky enough to be near Chicago, you have a ton of activities at your disposal this season, including water parks, natural wonders and a number of festivals.
OML Worldwide has been the leading provider of chauffeured transportation in Chicago for over 60 years. So we know a thing or two about how to have fun in this amazing city.
Check out our top five spots for summer fun near beautiful Chicago.
Indian Boundary Park
2500 West Lunt Avenue, Chicago, IL
This 13-acre urban park is nestled into the West Ridge neighborhood in North Chicago.
Indian Boundary Park features a Nature Play Center, perfect for educational summer fun for the kids.
There’s a summer spray pool, a gorgeous lagoon filled with ducks and wildlife, four tennis courts, and lots of space for picnics and outdoor lounging.
IBP also offers a number of year-round classes in the gorgeous Tudor-style mansion on the grounds. From painting and piano to dancing and voice lessons, you can enroll your child (or yourself!) in any of their summer offerings.
Many of the lessons are held on the Tudor’s sprawling back porch, with the park’s beautiful natural environment serving as backdrop.
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum
40 E. Erie Street, Chicago, IL
Adult Admission: $20.00
Senior Admission: $12.50
Child Admission (6-12 Years Old): $10.00
If you’re a history or architecture buff, this historic 19th-century mansion near the Magnificent Mile is your summer oasis.
Built in the late-19th century for Chicago banker Samuel M. Nickerson, the Driehaus Museum was bought and restored in 2003 by Richard H. Driehaus.
Today the Museum stands as a testament to American style and décor during the Gilded Age.
With Art Nouveau exhibitions, décor and architecture, as well as furnishings and art from Louis Comfort Tiffany, your visit to the Driehaus Museum will be like taking a step back in time.
The Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL
Just 25 miles outside of Chicago sits this 1,700 expanse of gardens and exotic plant life.
The Arboretum features over 4,100 different species of trees, woody plants and shrubs, plus a restored Illinois prairie and native woodlands.
In addition the woodlands and gardens, you can take the kids to the specialized “Children’s Garden,” spend some time in the Fragrance Garden or the fascinating Maze Garden.
There are 16 miles of hiking trails and 9 miles of paved roads for a flat walk.
You can also take a guided tour on the Arboretum’s open-air tram.
18, 259 E Erie Street, Chicago, IL
Maybe you aren’t looking to get completely out of the city this summer, but you still want to have a nice evening in the summer air.
GreenRiver in Chicago features more than breathtaking 18th-century architecture and cocktails to die for.
You can enjoy their rooftop bar during your visit, too!
With cocktails and cuisine inspired by the Irish-American heritage and culture, GreenRiver is your rooftop-bar destination in Chicago this summer.
Transportation in the Summer Heat
Chicago is hot and humid during the summertime, but you don’t have to suffer to enjoy your outings around the city.
Instead of parking in a garage or street spot blocks from your destination, book chauffeured car service and get dropped off at the door!
OML Worldwide has more than 60 years of experience in the chauffeured transportation industry. We know Chicago backwards and forwards, and we can guarantee that you enjoy your summer sojourn, no matter where you go.
Contact OML Worldwide to learn more about our services or make your reservation today!
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