Top Five Things to Do in Chicago This Spring

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Here in the windy city, winter can be a long and grueling adversary. When spring finally arrives, almost all of us here feel renewed, recharged, and ready for new adventures! So, what are the top five things to do in Chicago this Spring? Explore some of the season's upcoming events and classic attractions with Chicago Northside Toyota, today.

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Go for a Bike Ride on the Lakefront Trail

There are few things that can rival the feeling of driving up and down Chicago's Lake Shore Drive on the perfect spring day, but if you're ready to take things a little slower, we think you'll love the experience of biking down the Lakefront Trail! Running from Ardmore Avenue in Edgewater all the way down to 71st street, the Lakefront trail provides an unforgettable way to experience the east side of the city and its uniquely undeveloped beaches.

Visit a World-Class Museum

Chicago is home to some of the best museum's you'll find anywhere in the midwest--or anywhere in the world, as some might argue! Whether you're alone or with a group, you could spend hours exploring the Art Institute of Chicago or (for the more adventurous) the Museum of Contemporary Art. If high art isn't exactly your thing, consider the Field Museum, the Adler Planetarium, or the Museum of Science and Industry.

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Spend a Day at a Festival

Chicago's cultural scene extends far beyond the museum circuit, and upcoming spring events like the Chicago Latino Film Festival (March 28 - April 11) and the Chicago International Music Festival (March 31 - April 4) are great opportunities to get out there and see what our city is really made of! If the chance to try out exciting new flavors sounds more appealing than an evening of entertainment, check out BaconFest Chicago (April 5-6) or take a pleasant Wine Stroll through Lincoln Square (Thursday, April 25).

Go On a Tour

If you're new to the city or have friends and family visiting Illinois from out of town, taking a guided tour is an easy way to find out what the city has to offer. If you've spent any time downtown, you've almost certainly encountered one of the city's memorable and aptly-titled Big Bus Tours. These tours are affordable for groups, offer free wi-fi on board, and even give you a "Hop On, Hop Off" option so you can move at your own pace. If you'd like to get to know some of Chicago's most famous architecture, we recommend the architecture tour from Shoreline Sightseeing.

Interested in something that takes you off the beaten path? Consider this upcoming "1893 World's Fair Walking Tour," running from April 15 to April 20.

Explore Your Neighborhood--Or Someone Else's

When the weather starts to warm up again, many Chicago residents have one thing on their minds! In our city of great food and even better cocktails, there's nothing like a night out on the town to help you shake off the lingering effects of your winter hibernation. What's more, since our city is easy to traverse by foot or by train, you can leave the car at home, stay safe, and experience some of the city's up-and-coming neighborhoods like never before.

Looking for somewhere to go on your night out? Check out Parson's Chicken and Fish in Chicago's popular Logan Square neighborhood.

Get Ready for Spring with Chicago Northside Toyota

Drivers from as far out as Evanston and Lincolnwood come to us for a better experience, but our excellent Toyota lineup isn't the only thing that sets us apart. We know this city just like we know your cars, and if you're looking for even more things to do, you can always contact Chicago Northside Toyota for up-to-the-minute recommendations like the top five things to do from Chicago.

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