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9 of the Most Fun All-Year Round Activities for Everyone

The world isn’t going to end or descend into chaos if you take some time to have fun. After all, when you’re enjoying yourself, you’re ultimately choosing to care for and prioritize your well-being, and that’s definitely one of the most important aspects of our health that we tend to underrate. You don’t have to worry that there won’t be any activities for you to enjoy. There are tons for you to explore and experience, and we’ve got some fun ones to introduce to you right here: 

Go on a Road Trip

If you thought that flying was the only way to start a holiday, you’ll want to change that way of thinking. Road trips are a great way to explore the surrounding area and there’s no ticket booking involved! In fact, you don’t even need to rent an expensive RV or trailer. Take this opportunity to set off on an adventure. It can be quite a thrilling experience to just hit the road with an end destination in mind and nothing else set in stone. 

Enjoy a Concert or Performance

Do you enjoy watching live performances? Being at the actual scene is a radical change of environment from watching or listening to something at home, and it’s something that everyone should at least try once. Not every kind of event will be free, but if you’re really into a particular music or performance group, use this chance to invite others along to enjoy the activity together.   

Dine at a Special Restaurant 

No one can say no to good food, and it’s one of the best things in life we’ll love to indulge in a little more often. If you’ve been saying no to yourself when it comes to plonking down a reservation for a particular restaurant you’ve been eyeing, now’s the time to go for it. The situation can be a little trickier with younger kids, but there’s also family-friendly options with great food as well.
One of the easiest ways to choose from the best of the best is to do a Google search. This way, you’ll get to pick from some of the most recognized chefs and eateries in the country.
Restaurant Suggestions: Boka Restaurant Group, MFK, HaiSous, North Pond

Plan a Scavenger Hunt

You might not be a pirate or treasure hunter, but scavenger hunts are definitely top of the list for exciting and all-inclusive activities. In fact, don’t just limit the hunt to the home or compound. This is one way to get everyone actively moving around, so you can always hide objects around the neighborhood and come up with clues and puzzles for everyone to figure out. If you have enough people playing, you can even divide everyone into teams to challenge their teamwork.

Go Camping

Although it might not necessarily be your cup of tea, you should still give it a go. After all, like everything else in life, how do you know how you feel about it if you’ve never tried it before? For first timers, you don’t have to invest in the best gear. Ultimately, it’s really about spending time communing with nature and others. Once you get the hang of it, you might even feel it’s a therapeutic way to recharge and de-stress.
Camp Site Suggestions: Illinois Beach State Park, P.J. Hoffmaster State Park, Van Buren State Park

Board Game Fiesta

For one activity that involves sitting down with others, board games will definitely be one of the most popular choices. There are timeless classics such as Monopoly, Risk and Scrabble that most people would be familiar with. However, you needn’t worry that you’ll ever run out of options to try out and play since there are tons of new board games appearing every month. 
Board Game Suggestions: Taboo, The Voting Game, Trivial Pursuit, Ticket to Ride

Host a Themed Culture Night

Rather than continuously thinking about what type of party you’ll like to be invited to, why not come up with an interesting theme party of your own? When you’re the one hosting, you get to decide on the location, the concept, the type of food and drinks, and also the people you want to party with.
For example, if you’ve always been fascinated with Mexican culture, you can always host a Mexican-themed culture night. One of the better ways to go about this and reduce the organizing burden on yourself is to go with a potluck party. That way, everyone is in charge of something, and you can also make it all the more festive by getting everyone to dress up in traditional Mexican garb and by playing some upbeat Mexican hits.

Go Ice Skating

Like any other kind of physical activity, mastery can only come about by actually doing it, so if you’ve never gone out on the ice before this, you needn’t wait any longer. It’s a great way to spend time with others in a relaxing manner. Even people who end up fumbling around the ice rink can enjoy a fun experience. 
Ice Skating Rink Suggestions: Maggie Daley Park Skating Ribbon, McCormick Tribune Ice Rink, Centennial Ice Rinks

Go on a Sightseeing Tour

Are you sure you’ve seen all there is to see in Chicago? Some of us would have at least visited the more popular scenic spots and other places close to us, but there’s really more to this beautiful city than meets the eye. One of the best ways to enjoy yourself and revel in the beauty of nature and mankind’s creation is by going on a guided tour.
Our Chicago limo service has been in the business for 40 years, and we’re confident to announce that we’re more than familiar with some of the most beautiful routes in and around Chicago. We’ll love for you to experience what others have in absolute comfort and safety, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us to book your Chicago car service today.  

Posted on May 14 2019

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