Some people think that chilly temperatures mean that we have to save all of our fun activities for next summer. Luckily, we live in a city that keeps going despite the fact that winters cold is on the horizon. Here are a few things to look forward to in the city when the temperature drops: Rooftops

Yes, rooftops! Chicago thankfully has rooftops that are open well into the winter. Vertigo Sky Lounge is open all year long and hosts an outdoor ice bar every January. Last year, the penthouse lounge hosted an igloo on the patio in addition to the outdoor ice bar and the beautiful scenery from the dana hotel’s 26th floor.


Seasonal drinks

Nothing says autumn like a pumpkin flavored latte from Starbucks! Grab one and greet the season with a smile.


The Festival of Lights on Michigan Avenue

There’s something almost magical about watching the snow fall on illuminated trees. The city’s festival of lights brightens Chicago’s favorite street. This one always makes my inner child smile.


Fall and winter hold plenty of activities and surprises in Chicago. Instead of dreading the end of summer, embrace the season and find a chilly activity that makes you feel warm inside.