Best Playgrounds in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago

Are you on the hunt for a new playground? We're always seeking new spots to add to our list and have a few favorites in the Chicagoland area. Discover some of the best playgrounds in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. Did your favorite make the cut? Randall Oaks - West...

Crystal Lake Nature Center: Free, Interactive, educational fun

One of our favorite free summer activities is visiting nature centers. These centers offer educational opportunities to learn about nature and wildlife, along with many hands-on experiences that enhance the visit. It's a fantastic way for kids to learn and have fun...

Strawberry Picking Fun at Heider’s Berry Farm in Woodstock

Strawberry picking is a quintessential summer activity that my family cherishes (especially my daughter!) The McHenry County area has a plethora of farms that offer strawberry picking, so we try to rotate our visits. We haven't been to Heider's Berry Farm in ages (10...
Best Playgrounds in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago

Best Playgrounds in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago

Are you on the hunt for a new playground? We're always seeking new spots to add to our list and have a few favorites in the Chicagoland area. Discover some of the best playgrounds in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. Did your favorite make the cut? Randall Oaks - West...

Free Friday Fun: Wonder Lake Water Ski Show

Free Friday Fun: Wonder Lake Water Ski Show

Did you know that you can watch a completely free water ski show every Friday this summer? The Wonder Lake Water Ski Team performs almost every Friday at Wonder Lake Beach. This 140-plus member team is a National Show Ski Champion and has placed in the top five in the...

Parks WE GO: Burning Bush Playground Mount Prospect

Parks WE GO: Burning Bush Playground Mount Prospect

This summer has been a blast and of course we’ve done our share of playground hopping. One of the favorite parks to hit the Northwest Suburbs is Burning Bush Trails Park in Mount Prospect.  Plenty of fun for everyone! Looking for more summer fun? Find more fun things...

Free Chicagoland Sculpture Parks

Free Chicagoland Sculpture Parks

Sculpture parks are among my favorite places to visit. They offer a perfect blend of art and outdoor enjoyment. We're fortunate that the Chicagoland area boasts several sculpture parks that are definitely worth exploring. So, pack a picnic and set out to discover...

White House Tips and Tricks for Your Visit

White House Tips and Tricks for Your Visit

White House Tips and Tricks Visiting the White House is a dream for many, and for good reason. Steeped in history, elegance, and power, this iconic residence stands as a symbol of the United States' enduring legacy. However, getting tickets to a White House tour can...

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