Living in the Midwest has its perks. Affordable rent. Nice people. All four glorious seasons. But as the weather starts to turn cold, there’s a good chance one of your neighbors will jokingly ask, “why do we choose to live here again?” Well, Diane, because Chicago is awesome and there’s a zillion thing to do indoors on any given day. Below are Chicago’s best indoor fun happening this season, and make sure you check out the rest of our winter guides too!
Escape Fox in a Box
47 W Polk St suite l5 basement, Chicago, IL 60605
After being closed for a year, the number one escape room in Illinois is officially open again and ready to put your skills to the test! Bring the kids or try the adults-only room for a challenging and rewarding experience. Book your experience here.
Work up a sweat at CrossTown Fitness
1031 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60607
Chilly outside? Heat up inside. This local CrossFit gym is offering 14 free classes to new members with locations across the city. Whether you’re a beginner or gym buff, CTF trainers will help you work on your form and get you in the best shape of your life.
Relax at Float Sixty
303 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654
Imagine your body in zero-gravity. Totally weightless and buoyant. You’re floating in about 10 inches of perfectly warmed water and surrounded by complete darkness. Sound like a dream? Of course, it does. Suit up and get your float on for 60 or 90 minutes here.
Bounce around at Altitude Trampoline Park
404 N Armour St, Chicago, IL 60642
Time to channel your inner kid. Jump your heart out at Altitude Chicago Trampoline Park during their Adults Only event. Hop across 30+ trampolines, foam pit, trampoline basketball, extreme dodgeball, and more. Plus, you’ll score a cold beer to help you wind down after you jump. Learn more here.
Swanky cocktails at Bar Pendry
81 E Wacker Pl, Chicago, IL 60601
Ward off Fall’s crisp chill in front of a cozy fire at this swanky location. The sultry space boasts a lovely fireplace surrounded by rich leather seating and a chic setting to unwind after a busy day of holiday shopping or sightseeing downtown. Check out the delicious boozy tea and their usual happy hour offerings!
Get bamboozled at Trickery
3453 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657
Head to Boystown to check out Chicago’s finest venue for a truly entertaining and breathtaking magic show. The owner, Aaron, knows how to perfectly blend magic and comedy which will have you both laughing and scratching your head. BYOB and enjoy the show! Tickets here.
Featured Image Credit: Altitude Trampoline Park