We may have a month or two left of winter weather, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some summer-style fun. Prepare for the next polar vortex (it’s inevitable, right?) and fill up your calendar with activities that will transport you to warmer climates.
Step into this River North bar and you’ll be immediately transported to the topics. Think tropical cocktails complete with umbrellas, flowers, and tiki-themed containers, a bar with a thatched “roof,” and snacks reminiscent of the South Pacific. 425 N. Clark Ave., 312-610-4220
Who says you have to travel to a warm climate to play golf? At Fairways, you can get your swing on using the flat-screen, HD golf simulators—you’ll almost forget the greenery is just a virtual reality. 1141 W. Armitage Ave., 773-698-6020
Just because there’s no sun doesn’t mean you can’t get a tan. Book an airbrush tan instead, and tell your friends—and yourself—that you were somewhere warm for the weekend. 1030 N. Clark St., 312-944-1030; 939 W. North Ave., 312-338-1244; 10 S. Clinton, 312-902-2040