Oh, sweet summertime! Chicago's favorite season is finally here. Explore Chicago Botanic Garden's 27 spectacular gardens or dig your toes in the sand on one of our beautiful beaches. Spend a night under the stars taking in the sounds of summer at Ravinia Festival. Browse local street fairs and festivals, farmers markets and check out our favorite patios for al fresco dining. Discover the perfect hotel for your weekend getaway or staycation on Chicago's North Shore.