School is just around the corner which means back to school shopping, field trip planning, apartment shopping, last minute summer festivities, and more! Below we have rounded up some ways to help prep without the stress and hassle. Don’t worry, we have you covered!

Summer is wrapping up and you know what that means…school is just around the corner! If you are looking for a dynamic artistic exhibit as a place to take students on educational field trips, the Louvre Fantastique exhibit in Oak Brook is an amazing opportunity. Offering projections, interactive art pieces, animated and virtual reality aspects, this exhibition is something exciting for students to experience while also learning about French art and history. All students will also have an audio guide at hand just for them as another way of learning about these masterpieces. The Louvre Fantastique pop-up is currently open and running Wednesday through Sundays through October! To find out more about this one-of-a-kind field trip opportunity click HERE!

Roseland Hospital is hosting their 10th Annual Back to School Fair on August 20th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm located at the Roseland Hospital parking lot, 45 W. 111th Street on Chicago’s Far South Side. During this give back event, Roseland Hospital will distribute 400 bookbags filled with school supplies. The Back-to-School Fair will provide the community with other resources as well, such as access to their mobile dental van that will offer dental exams and a Roseland Hospital nurse who will provide school physicals. The fair will also offer various other vendors who will provide students and their families with non-perishable food items and fun giveaways throughout the afternoon. To learn more about this event click HERE!

As the school year begins, we are sure there are some roommates looking for apartments to share! No need to keep looking because these two new high rises have it all! They are both located in the hot and busy Fulton Market area with Parq Fulton located at 1400 W. Randolph Street, and Evo Union Park located at 1454 W. Randolph Street. The Parq Fulton offers resident’s access to an Olympic-grade fitness center with Technogym equipment, and a variety of workout studios and classes. They are featuring 3-bedroom apartments for larger roommate groups. Evo Union Park has a unique security system using smart technology that features a secure, keyless building entry. The specific shape of the pool at Evo allows for maximum pool space while also being able to relax and enjoy the views of Union Park! Get in the sun and tan with your friends after class. For more information on Parq Fulton, please click HERE! And for more information on Evo Union Park, please click HERE!

Take a splash into the new school year by ending summer with a bang! City Cruises Chicago is inviting upcoming students and families on a thrilling ride aboard the Seadog that will take you on a ride down the shoreline with informative descriptions the city’s most iconic buildings. Those looking for a slower and more informational ride are welcome to join City Cruises on an architectural tour, complete with a 75-minute narrated cruise that will take you up close and personal with Chicago’s unique architecture and famous landmarks. The tour will take you down the lakefront and along the Chicago River. Click HERE to book your upcoming trip.

Take the hassle out of back-to-school shopping with The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare, a Tapestry Collection by Hilton, located at 5200 Pearl St. in Rosemont, who is welcoming all families to enjoy a staycation that includes a shopping trip to the Fashion Outlets of Chicago just around the corner! Families of all ages will enjoy this special package offer that includes a Fashion Outlets Savings Pass, valued up to $800, along with a complimentary bag check at the Fashion Outlets, a continental breakfast for two, free overnight parking at the Hotel for 1 vehicle, as well as a complimentary shuttle to Fashion Outlets of Chicago and a 3pm late check out. To book your family back to school experience at the Rose, please click here.