Virtual Resources to Help Make the Most of Summer in Chicagoland

The days are getting longer, flowers and lawns across the area are blooming to life, and the weather is warming up. Taken together, this all means only one thing: Summer is settling in over Chicagoland. Are you ready to make the most of it? 

While this summer may be a bit different from the norm, there are still plenty of fun opportunities and events that can help you truly enjoy this special time of year. 

Whether you want to soak up some sun, give your little ones a break from e-learning, or start exploring our region’s active real estate market, here are some ways to experience the best that summer in Chicagoland has to offer — and all from the comfort and safety of home:

Open Houses and Home Tours

Summer is typically a busy season for real estate, and many signs show that 2020 will be no exception. The market is still moving, and if you’re ready, now is a great time to start down the path to achieving your real estate dreams.

Whether you’re hoping to sell your current property or kickstart the search for your dream home, we’re here to help — while making the process easier and safer at every step of the way. 

At Baird & Warner, our hyperlocal experts are adapting and innovating to find new, safe ways for buyers and sellers to move forward with their real estate plans, including virtual showings and open houses. What’s more, our one-stop shop means that you’ll also be able to get the support of Key Mortgage and Baird & Warner Title Services, who are committed to using every resource available to help you get where you want to be. 

Want to start exploring Chicagoland’s best open houses — right from the safety of your living room? You can launch your search for virtual open houses and online real estate events right here. 

Summer Camps

What’s a summer without summer camp? While many traditional camps are on hold right now, there are still lots of fun online options that can help the young students in your life relax, learn, and broaden their horizons. 

To get your search started, the Chicago Tribune has a list of virtual summer camps worth checking out. The New York Times also has a great guide on “How to Host Your Family’s Own Personal Summer Camp” from home. 

Interested in finding the camp that’s right for your kiddo? There are lots of local and national options for kids who want to… 

Performances and Live Shows

From the city to the suburbs, Chicagoland is one of the entertainment capitals of the world. This summer, you can recreate the feeling of a movie or play in the park at home. 

Museums and Exhibitions

Spending a day wandering through the halls of one of Chicagoland’s legendary museums is a classic summer pastime. This year, you can enjoy the collections of many of the Chicago area’s best museums and cultural institutions, right from your couch. 

Many Chicagoland museums offer resources and digital tours through Google Arts & Culture. You can also find a great roundup of virtual museum events and exhibits here, via Choose Chicago, or here, courtesy of Curbed Chicago

So, what’s in store at some of Chicagoland’s top museums and institutions? Here’s just a sampling of what you can expect this summer: 

Exploring the Great Outdoors

From the city to the suburbs, Chicagland is a nature lover’s dream. Want to experience the area’s most incredible parks and wildlife from the comfort and safety of home, all summer long? 

Working Around the House

The summer months make for a great time to tackle your home to-do list — especially those outdoor projects you may have put off over the frosty winter and rainy spring. Looking for some inspiration on what to do around the house this summer? 

Enjoying Summertime Food and Drinks

For food lovers, summer is one of the best times of the year. While lengthy brunches and foodie beach parties may not be possible this year, there are still lots of ways to savor the best of Chicagoland’s culinary scene from home. 

How Are You Making the Most Of Your Time at Home?

This is the time to remember what’s truly important — health, family, and the bonds that tie us together. Whether it’s now serving as a school, office, playground, or simply a safe space, our home has never been more important. We know this is as well as anyone. At Baird & Warner, Chicagoland has been our home since 1855.

We are here for you, no matter what. We understand that you still have important real estate decisions to make, and our mission is to make achieving those goals easier. We will continue to provide the most updated information and guide you through this extraordinary time with a calm and steady hand. We know how resilient our Chicagoland community is — and we’re confident we’ll get through this together, stronger than ever.

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