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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at DePaul chapter.

Spring in Chicago is almost as beautiful as Summer in Chicago. Being in school until June has its downsides (like spending hours in the library while your friends chill at the beach). But it also has its upsides (like getting to spend an extra month in Chicago). We dealt with the grueling winter to be rewarded with a beautify spring and summer. Here are 5 things to do this spring in Chicago.


1. Visit the Maxwell Street Market. Stop by 800 S. Desplaines Street on a Sunday between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Don’t forget to get a funnel cake with ice cream. You won’t regret it.

(Photo courtesy of Meetup)

2. Go to Oak Street Beach. This is an obvious one. Grab your friends and hit this sandy little Chicago gem.

(Photo courtesy of Metromix Chicago)

3. Navy Pier Fireworks. The biweekly fireworks show doesn’t begin until May 26, but it is worth the wait (and a great way to celebrate the end of the school year).

(Photo courtesy of UrbanMatter)

4. Visit the Garfield Park Conservatory. Have a picnic in its open grass area and explore the gardens and collections.

(Photo courtesy of Open House Chicago)


5. Take a run (or walk) down the lake shore. It’s a great way to enjoy a view of the skyline while getting your steps in for the day.

(Photo courtesy of Running Run)


DePaul '19 Journalsim, Public Relations and Advertising major. Diet coke is my favorite & so is eating in general. Watching Scandal, Once Upon a Time & listening to Demi Lovato are my pass times.