The beach is bare and boats no longer bob in the harbor. Buckingham Fountain has been drained and the Riverwalk abandoned. Chicagoans have cleared their closests of shorts and tanks for ankle-length coats and thick woolen sweaters.
Winter has slipped into the city.
But don’t let the icy chill and wind deter you. Pause your Netflix show, toss off the throw blanket, and don your Blackhawks or Bears beanie for one of Chicago’s famed winter activities. There’s plenty to explore in the winter months!
Below is a list of free Chicago activities, taking place mere steps from Roosevelt’s downtown campus.