Why do we all love Chicago so much? Well, it could be the amazing food, or the melting pot of amazing people, maybe the top notch museums and attractions. How about some of the best sports teams around or even the most magnificent skyline this side of the globe. Maybe it’s the diverse and unique neighborhoods that span the best lakefront in the country. Whatever your reason may be, we can all agree that Chicago is one of a kind!

Summers in Chicago are no expectation to its greatness. So much so that we put together a quick list of Chicago's summer play spots. The following is just an easy glance into some fun and enjoyable things to do and try before fall. Just make sure you load up on sunscreen, water, and some cash before you go. If you've got that covered, than you will definitely enjoy at least one thing on our list below. So let's take a look at PPM’s top three things to do in Chicago.

Summer Fun at Pier Park

(Through October) Visit Chicago's lakefront Navy Pier to board the 150-foot-high Ferris wheel. Ride the musical carousel and wave swinger, play the 18-hole miniature golf course, and navigate around Pier Park Lagoon by operating one of eight remote control boats. Navy Pier | During Navy Pier summer operating hours; check website for details | Ticket prices vary | navypier.com

Back to the Beach

(May 22 – September 7) Chicago offers beach goers a variety of amenities, from great concessions to bike rentals. Beach rules include: swim only when lifeguards are present, obey lifeguards, and follow posted beach rules. From 11a.m. – 7p.m. swimming is allowed unless otherwise posted | chicagoparkdistrict.com


(June 12 – September 7) The Chicago Park District has 26 indoor pools (most are open year-round) and 51 outdoor pools. Check their website for the pools in your area. Hours are from 11a.m. – 7:15p.m., generally, but do vary by location | chicagoparkdistrict.com

PPM Pool Parties

(Throughout July and August) PPM has four unique buildings in the Gold Coast and River North that have pools, and with that you can expect a pool party at each. Join us this year as we dance, swim, and eat the weekend away. Remember all pools are open every day during the summer months. Hope to see you soon! Sat., July 18, 1133 N. Dearborn | Sat., August 8, 1111 N. Dearborn | Sat., August 15 1120 N. LaSalle | ppmapartments.com