JUN 2023

Look beyond the fast and furious race for July’s 1st weekend!

Looking to escape far beyond the madding crowd on NASCAR Weekend? 

Searching for the best Chicago attractions and hangouts to spend time at with family and friends on July 1st and 2nd?

Embark on a journey that takes you through thrilling escape rooms, down serene lakefront trails, to the heart of our vibrant cultural institutions, and inside the iconic eateries serving our beloved Chicago-style cuisine.

Allow us to guide you to a weekend beyond the roar of engines and the cheers of crowds.

Escape room adventures at Fox in a Box (that’s us!)


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If you’re looking for a high-adrenaline adventure - but one free of crowds and revving engines - head for Fox in a Box. 

As a cherished part of our community, we take pride in providing professional, personal, and private escape room experiences in Chicago

Whether you're planning a weekend adventure with family and friends, celebrating a special birthday, or looking for a unique team-building activity, we've got you covered with our four captivating escape rooms. 

Take on the chilling mystery of The Zodiac Killer, experience the tension of The Prison, strategize in The Bank, or survive The Bunker. 

After the adrenaline rush, relax as our game masters engage in a friendly chat about your experience.


Plus, you'll leave with a personalized, hand-made memory card to ensure this adventure stays with you long after the NASCAR engines quiet down.

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Trek or bike the Lakefront Trail


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Feel like taking in some fresh air even as the NASCAR Race roars through the city?

A great escape lies right in front of you - our scenic Lakefront Trail. 

Spanning 18 miles and crossing several stunning lakefront neighborhoods, it's a slice of tranquility, whether you're biking or just out for a stroll. 

Get lost in the view of Lake Michigan’s blue expanse and our city's lush parks nestled against the dramatic skyline. 

What better way to spend the Sunday than by passing through Chicago’s lakefront parks and cultural institutions right under the summer sun?

Website: Visit its webpage on the Park District website

Laze on the beaches


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Hankering for a beach day right in the heart of the city while race car engine roars echo in the distance? Well, we've got you covered. 

As you know, our city boasts over 26 miles of beautiful beaches that swing open their gates every summer. 

Whether you fancy a swim, a bike ride, or water sports like kayaking and paddle boarding, there's something for everyone. 

So, why not escape the city heat, kick back, and let the cool lake breeze and sizzling summer vibes whisk you away?

Website: Visit the webpage on the Park District website

Explore the Field Museum


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Got a curiosity itch that needs scratching while the city's abuzz with NASCAR fever? Make a beeline for the Field Museum, the doorway to our planet's stunning wonders. 

Get up close with SUE, the world's most famous Tyrannosaurus rex, travel back to the pharaohs in Ancient Egypt, or marvel at their precious gem collection. 

You can also experience the rise of Europe's first kings and queens, or witness firsthand the dedication of their scientists to tackling the climate crisis in the Restoring Earth Exhibition. 

So why not swap out the roar of engines for a journey through 4.6 billion years of life on Earth?

Website: Visit their website

Go full TILT at 360 CHICAGO


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Feel like soaring above the Windy City while the NASCAR race whips up excitement at ground level? 

Well, 360 CHICAGO offers just the thing. Perched on the 94th floor of the former John Hancock Center, it's a thrill-inducing 1,000ft above the Magnificent Mile. 

Here, you can bask in panoramic views of our spectacular skyline and the serene Lake Michigan or get your pulse racing on TILT, Chicago’s highest thrill ride. 

And to cap it all, you can unwind with a refreshing drink or a quick bite at CLOUDBar, the city’s newest sky-high hangout.

Website: Visit their website

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