April 01, 2014 08:03 ET

Things to Do in Chicago in April 2014: Events and Activities to Welcome Spring in Chicago Announced by

Spring Is in the Air, and Chicago Is Starting to Thaw Out After an Especially Cold Winter; Celebrate Spring 2014 With Fun Events and Exciting Things to Do!

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Apr 1, 2014) - Winter always seems a bit too long, but spring has finally emerged and Chicago is starting to warm back up. Today, (, a leading travel and tourism source in Chicago, announced its list of fun things to do in April to celebrate the coming of spring. The list includes events, outdoor things to do, and even a favorite Bucktown B&B lodging tip.

"This winter has been a cold one, with record breaking cold temperatures and snowfall, so I think it's safe to say we are ready for spring," says Lindsey Skinner, editor of "April in Chicago brings with it long awaited outdoor events and things to do, so we've put together a list of our favorite activities to celebrate the coming of spring."

April 2014 Things to Do in Chicago

Macy's Flower Show®: Annual Macy's Flower Show marks the beginning of spring, and it's going on from March 23-April 6, 2014. This event is free, and demonstrations, art, music, flowers are included! Welcome the spring at Macy's State Street on the 9th floor.

Food Tours: Chow down in April during one of Chicago's incredible food tours. And just in time! Tastebud Food Tours is offering a special promo through April 30th for $2 off a food tour. Use the promo code CT4 during check out, and enjoy the tastiest Chicago treats during an April trip to the Windy City.

Easter in Chicago: Celebrate Easter in Chicago this year, and enjoy easter egg hunts, and other fun Easter activities in Chitown. Lincoln Park Zoo is throwing an Easter extravaganza on Saturday, April 19th. The day includes an Easter egg hunt, crafts, zoo animals (including the one and only Easter bunny!). For a full list of Easter hunts in Chicago visit Chicago Park District.

Concerts in April: Sing in the spring at one of the upcoming concerts in Chicago. The line up includes Switchfoot (April 2), London Grammar (April 4), Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings (April 11), and The National (April 15). For a full list of concerts in April use

Bike Tours: April is the best month to get out and explore the Windy City by bike. May will bring in the heat, so get on the bike this April before it really starts to heat up! Learn about Chicago and its rich history on a bike tour... we recommend the Lakefront Neighborhood tour. For a full list of bike tours in Chicago visit

Cubs Game: Let's go Cubs! Spring means baseball season, so get out and root for the Chicago Cubs. With 12 home games this April 214, there are plenty of opportunities to eat hot dogs, drink beers and cheer on the Chicago Cubs. Wrigley Field has been home to the Cubs for 98 years, and is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, so come celebrate.

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Lodging Hint for April

Ray's Bucktown B&B: Our favorite bed and breakfast is located in beautiful Bucktown (Logan Square). Spring in Bucktown is full of life, and Ray's Bucktown B&B offers the best jumping off point for a April vacation. Enjoy a sauna, steam room, and delicious cook-to-order breakfast at Ray's. Gorgeous rooms include hardwood floors, and comfortable beds -- and include WiFi! Enjoy delicious breakfasts of omelettes, pancakes, or stuffed french toast before a long day of adventuring in Chicago!

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