Enjoy the Riverwalk Without Worrying about Snow
Outdoor dining is hugely popular in Chicago, but unfortunately, our summer season is way too short. That’s presumably why City Winery at the Riverwalk has embraced a clever new way to extend the al fresco dining season: river domes! These river domes are climate-controlled outdoor bubbles that allow you to dine outside, enjoy beautiful views of the city and the river, and not worry about rain, snow or wind. The only downside is that they don’t return for the season until Oct. 10. If you’re here for a few days after the marathon and the temperatures drop, you know where you can head to still be able to enjoy the Chicago Riverwalk and surrounding scenery!
I have been running since the first grade. Running is still my BFF! The 2018 Chicago Marathon was my 100th marathon and my 24th time running Chicago. (And during my first one, I thought, “Never again.” After I finished, I changed my tune to, “What else can I do?”) Since then, I’ve competed in marathons all over the world and I’m a huge proponent of racecations. I believe the best way to see another city is on your feet. I most recently published my first book, “Me, You & 26.2: Coach Denise’s Guide to Get You To Your First Marathon.” The book echoes what I tell my coaching clients, whether I’ve been helping them get to their first mile or their first 100 miler. (As an Amazon Associate, Racertrips LLC earns from qualifying purchases.) I’m fueled by pizza and doughnuts, which you’ll see on our Best Restaurants in Chicago page.