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Escape the Cold in Chicago: Best Indoor Things to Do This Winter

1/6/14 | by

Chicago in the winter can be chilly, but it also brings with it incredible winter activities, and excuses to bundle up and enjoy inside activities. With that famous Chicago wind chilling the air, be sure to keep warm and head indoors with the top indoor attractions until the weather lightens up a little. From upcoming concerts to watching the Bulls beat the Suns, there are many things to do in January without turning into an ice sculpture!

See a show

With winter weather making it hard to enjoy outdoor activities, why not opt for a night out to one of Chicago’s hilarious comedy clubs? From The Second City to ComedySportz, comedy shows in Chicago have everyone laughing away thoughts of chilly weather. We recommend The Second City, at Up Comedy Club, or checking out a ComedySportz improv show.

Check out museums

Everyone knows Chicago has some of the most incredible museums, from the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, to the Chicago History Museum. Escape to cold weather and take refuge while learning about all of the interesting things Chicago museums have to share!

Bus Tour

No one wants to walk around Chicago in freezing weather! Rather, hop on a See It All! Mini Bus Tour and don’t miss the famous attractions in Chicago. The tour takes you around The Loop (downtown), and stops for beautiful views and photo opts. After The Loop, See It All! Mini Bus Tour takes patrons to Grant Park for more spectacular views. Then to the Gold Coast neighborhood and Lakeview. Don’t miss out on all the things to see just because it’s chilly outside!

See a concert

If you dance fast enough you can keep warm! All jokes aside, Chicago always boasts incredible concerts. Coming up this month is Jay-Z, Keith Urban, Jake Bugg, and so many more! Rock out and forget about the windy weather. Don’t miss out on the best events this January! For a full list of events and concerts, visit the events page.

Root for the Bulls

With a few more games this month, don’t miss the chance to drink beers and eat junk food (hopefully your New Year’s Resolution allows hotdogs) at a Chicago Bulls game. We recommend bringing the kids, because everyone loves a good Bulls game. Find tickets here.