Plus, Time Out Market reopens tomorrow!
Time Out No. #7 | Mon 24 August, 2020 
Mesmerizing sunflower
fields near Chicago
With all due respect to the vast array of flowers in Chicago gardens, nothing satisfies a late-summer itch for natural beauty quite like a field of sunflowers (your yellow-doused Instagram feed might be proof of this). Fortunately, you don't have to travel far to seek out one of these sunny patches. Take a look at 8 magnificent sunflower fields within driving distance of Chicago.
Time Out Market Chicago
reopens tomorrow!
We’re back, baby! Time Out Market Chicago will swing open its doors on Wednesday, August 26—and we can’t wait to feed you. We’ve got plenty of nifty safety features in place, tons of outdoor seating on our sidewalk patio and rooftop bar, and a brand-new app for contactless ordering. See you there!
The weekend ahead
Emma Krupp
Assistant editor
Head to the newly-reopened Time Out Market, where you can grab bites from the hall’s eight eateries on the rooftop terrace or capacious sidewalk patio.
It might be a pizza joint, but the list of natural wines, craft beer and draft cocktails at Pizza Lobo is nothing to shake your fist at.
Take a field trip to the suburbs for Seltzerland, a hard seltzer tasting tour that spans the sprawling expanses of Lemont’s Cog Hill Golf Course.
22 stunning pieces of public
art in Chicago
Chicago is home to some of the world’s best museums, but the city itself is a veritable art gallery if you know where to look. Some of the best public art in Chicago is hiding in plain sight—from a towering Picasso statue and Hubru Brantley murals to everyone’s favorite bean-shaped orb. Take yourself on a guided tour of Chicago’s most awe-inspiring masterpieces.
How Chicago record stores are keeping the music alive and their lights on
Miss digging through albums at your favorite record store? They miss you, too. Deputy Editor Zach Long chatted with three record store owners about how they’re reopening and adapting to the challenges ahead. Take a look at how you can support these small businesses and restock your music collection at the same time.
The most secluded getaways
from Chicago
Indiana Dunes National Park
Sand and solitude are what you'll find at this national park, which includes 15,000 acres of gorgeous nature.
Devil’s Lake
State Park
The largest state park in Wisconsin offers tons of hiking trails, several rock-climbing areas and 400-plus campsites.
No cars. No chain hotels. Just world-famous Mackinac Island Fudge. Sounds like the perfect getaway to us.
Hoosier National Forest
Try your luck on Two Lakes Loop Trail, which features rock formations, babbling rivers, and lakeside campsites.
Showcasing the best shots of Chicago—straight from you!
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Before you go!
Labor Day is less than two weeks away (what is time?), and there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the long weekend in Chicago. Start planning with our jam-packed guide to outdoor restaurants, speedy day trips and drive-in movies.
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