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Spring has sprung in Chicago

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

This season’s uncharacteristically warm temperatures have left many of us with a case of winter amnesia.  With countless activities right outside your door, how could you possibly resist a day of exploring our great city?

The balmy temps accelerated the opening of Chicago’s outdoor dining season.  From north to south, streets have been bustling with giddy diners enjoying the urban ambiance at their favorite restaurants.  Visit Pops for Champagne at the corner of State and Ohio and relax with a classic cocktail or some bubbly and a bite on their small, but stellar sidewalk patio.

Baseball season is in full effect.  All three of The Suites Collection business centers are conveniently located near public transportation including the CTA red line, which will get you to both U.S. Cellular and Wrigley fields.  So, whether you’re a fan of the southsiders or a true blue Cubs fan, getting to the game and enjoying the festivities couldn’t be easier!

Just a hop, skip and jump from our Theater District Business Center is one of Chicago’s true gems, Millennium Park.  The sprawling green space, most famous for the Cloud Gate sculpture (aka The Bean) is also home to some of the most diverse activities our great city has to offer.  While the ice rink reigns supreme during the winter months, various free concerts and shows pack the Pritzker Pavilion and the Great Lawn all summer long.  Touring the 5-acre Lurie Garden is a beautiful way to spend a warm day in Chicago.  With a variety of classes and workshops available to the public, it’s an educational way for children and adults to learn about our native landscape and the birds and animals that inhabit it.  And if you’re in the mood for something a bit more refined, take the scenic walk across the Nichols Bridgeway to the Art Institute’s Modern Wing.  The art and sculpture collections are enhanced by the panoramic views from the Bluhm Family Terrace, adjacent to the museum’s restaurant, Terzo Piano.

Centrally located between our Loop and River North locations is the great Chicago River.  A relaxing eastward stroll along the Riverwalk will reveal a myriad of treasures and restaurants you likely never knew existed.  Trump Tower’s weekly farmer’s market  has a loyal following of vendors who will keep you stocked with in-season produce and goodies once it opens in June.

So what are you waiting for?  Grab your camera and sunglasses.  Get out and enjoy everything our great city has to offer!