It’s that time of the year again!
When people suddenly seem to go crazy.
When they start celebrating like there’s no tomorrow.
When the cool kids start yelling “this is what college is all about”.
Yep, it’s Spring Break, 2021!
Gif courtesy giphy.
So, just like last year, you might be asking yourself…
How do I celebrate the heck out of Spring Break?
Except, this year there’s an extra guest at the party…
Gif courtesy giphy.
...which means, we’re gonna have to ask
How do I celebrate the heck out of Spring Break while remaining COVIDSafer?
Image courtesy Pexels.
Well, you should follow the basic precautions:
Wear a mask.
Maintain a distance of 6 feet from strangers.
Wash your hands every now and then. Carry a sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol) when you go out.
Remember, our reopening depends on all of us following health measures and reducing infections across the city.
That being said…
Here are the top 5 Chicago spring break celebration options in 2021
Image courtesy Bruno /Germany from Pixabay.
You’re going to be spoilt for choice!
Are you a Marvel superhero enthusiast?
Image courtesy Марьян Блан | @marjanblan on Unsplash.
Well, then the Marvel: Museum of Super Heroes must be on your list!
Through a collection of original comic books, sculptures, costumes, props and interactive displays, the exhibit promises to take you through the history of this hugely popular franchise, and tell you how it grew into the cultural behemoth it is today.
Doesn’t matter if you aren’t that great a fan of Marvel, it’s still a fascinating tale of how a cultural phenomenon evolves over time.
To book: You need to buy tickets on the MSI website. Please note, there’s a separate ticket for this exhibit, a general museum ticket won’t get you inside!
Do you have a soft spot for animals?
Image courtesy Cody Engel on Unsplash.
Almost any kind of animal - from cuddly beavers to elegant storks to handsome eagles to sinister snakes - they’re all there at Lincoln Park Zoo!
If you think you’ve seen it all...trust me you haven’t.
Because they’ve got new animals - a polar bear, a leopard cub and a couple of Mexican wolves.
To visit: You need to make a reservation. You can also call them on 312-742-2000.
Admission is free, but you need to book a spot to prevent overcrowding.
Have you ever gone on a thrilling adventure?
It could be:
Escaping a serial killer.
Breaking out of a prison.
Masterminding a bank heist.
Stopping a nuclear weapons launch.
Right in the middle of Chicago.
All you need to do is gather up your group (friends and family) and travel to the old Dearborn station where Chicago’s best escape room is located.
There are several dining options within walking distance, so you can make a night out of it!
To visit: You need to book your rooms in advance.
Wanna catch up on your walking?
Image courtesy James Craig on Unsplash.
Then you’ve got several options in Chicago, all open for spring break.
Catch great views of Lake Michigan as you jog through the Lakefront Trail.
Cycle past Chicago neighborhoods and abandoned railroads via The 606.
To set a more leisurely pace, go for the Riverwalk which, in addition to magnificent views across the Chicago River, offers great dining and entertainment options.
To visit: You don’t need to make reservations, but make sure you visit their websites for open hours and any special instructions.
Are you a fan of art?
Image courtesy Alina Grubnyak on Unsplash.
Specifically, if you’re a Van Gogh aficionado, you’re sure to find the new Immersive Van Gogh a real treat.
In the show’s own words,
Experience art like never before – lose yourself in 500,000 cubic feet of flawless projections animating Vincent van Gogh’s oeuvre. Wander through entrancing, moving images that highlight brushstrokes, detail, and color – truly illuminating the mind of the genius.
If you aren’t a fan of Van Gogh specifically, you can stroll to Art on theMART public exhibit on the Riverwalk.
To visit: For the Van Gogh exhibit, you need to book tickets.
Art on theMART is free, but you should plan your visit in advance.
What is on YOUR list of the top 5 spring break 2021 activities in Chicago?
How are YOU planning to spend your spring break?
Give us a shoutout on social media with the hashtags #springbreak #fiabch!
Banner image courtesy Alena Koval from Pexels.