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3 Great Things to do Around Chicago on a Sunday

Date : June 3, 2012

If there is a place you ought to be in on a Sunday, it is Chicago. Now before you dispute this, you first must ask me why? If you already live here, you know there’s an endless variety of things to do.  A Sunday spent in the wonderful Chicago environs is a Sunday that you will not only enjoy, but one that you will keep close to your memories in the years to come.  What’s even more interesting is that you don’t need to empty your pockets to enjoy the experience, all you need is a little bit of explorer’s curiosity.

The Lincoln Park Zoo

First stop is the Lincoln Park Zoo, a very popular destination that will see you appreciate the beauty of animals. This zoo located at the heart of Lincoln Park offers you the best in terms of beauty and nature. It covers a 35 acre expanse that is the home for more than one thousand two hundred and fifty animals.

The Millennium Park

Next attraction spot that is always buzzing with merriment and cheerful activity is the millennium park, which is famous for its ice skating rink. This time of year it’s full of picnics and people having fun in the sun.  In addition to offering ice skating rinks throughout the cold winters, Millennium Park allows you access to breathtaking views of the downtown skyline. It is open from 10 a.m to 10 p.m, although you have to pay a fee for renting skates.

Bike polo at Garfield Park

A Sunday spent in Chicago is not complete without you experiencing the fun associated with bike polo. This Chicago variation of polo a sport that features players on horseback using mallets to smash a ball towards the opponents goals, uses the same mallets and balls but instead of  mounting horses the players ride bikes.

Bike polo is played each Sunday at 2 p.m. at Garfield Park in Chicago. Visitors are invited to participate however you should remember to go with your own bike.

Bike riding during the Sunday sunrise ride

Every Sunday morning at 6:30 a.m. recreational bike riders assemble at the Scoville Park in Chicago for a ride through the historic Oak Park. The riders decide the route to be taken mainly trough consensus and they proceed to ride through this Scenic Park, which has the museum of Ernest Hemingway and is crowned by the splendor of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural designs.

So if you are up for a scenic ride on a Sunday morning you should wake up early and join this group of riders for a memorable ride.

For a fun filled afternoon in Chicago you should definitely consider going to Oak Street Beach. A beach that is always buzzing with all manner and types of fun activities located along the Michigan pathway.

There you have it- a full day’s fun-filled schedule in Chicago. So the next time you are bored on a Sunday in Chicago, then you definitely need to ask yourself why.

 

 

 

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