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Spring is finally here in the Windy City and with it comes a new sense of excitement and joy. The St. Regis Chicago is perfectly situated in Lakeshore East, right in downtown Chicago, which means the number of nearby outdoor activities is endless. If you’re wondering how you can enjoy the warmer weather and sunshine, here are five outdoor activities in Chicago perfect for the spring.

Just outside The St. Regis Chicago is Maggie Daley Park – a hot destination any time of the year. A popular ice-skating spot during Chicago’s winter months, the Maggie Daley Park Skating Ribbon reopens on April 30. Grab your roller blades or scooter and get moving!

A walk along Chicago’s Riverwalk is a great way to get your steps in and enjoy the river, but if you’re looking for a little more consider a Chicago Architecture Tour aboard Chicago’s First Lady with the Chicago Architecture Center. You might hear them talk about the newest addition to Chicago’s iconic skyline – The St. Regis Chicago.

While this may be slightly further than some other spots, celebrate the Lincoln Park Zoo’s reopening after being closed for a few months. Naked mole rat pups and a baby grey seal are just a few of the zoo’s newest residents. Be sure to make a reservation in advance and say hello to some of your favorite animals!

A merry-go-round, Ferris wheel, restaurants galore, free programs, you’ll find them all at Navy Pier. One of Chicago’s most iconic destinations, Navy Pier anticipates reopening this spring. What better way to enjoy the Spring weather than at Chicago’s lakefront treasure? Fingers crossed for an exciting season at the People’s Pier.

Once there’s sunshine and weather above 60 degrees, it’s never too early to go beaching! Ohio Street Beach is next to Navy Pier and a 20-minute walk from The St. Regis Chicago. Enjoy beautiful views of Lake Michigan and Chicago’s skyline with an early season beach day. While the water might not be warm enough to swim in, just yet, the views are worth the visit alone.

Get outside and welcome spring to the Windy City by taking advantage of the city’s numerous outdoor activities just steps away from The St. Regis Chicago.