By Corinne Mucha. Edited by Ivan Brunetti and Aaron Renier. (Click on image to enlarge.)
- Best Place for an Outdoor Swim in Winter A serene Turkish bath-inspired spa
- Best Winter Outdoor Fireplace Bar The best thing is the fire pit that burns all winter.
- Best Hot Chocolate in Winter—and Summer Happiness comes in many shapes, flavors and sizes.
- Best Way to Walk through the Loop in Winter without Freezing your Arse off One of Chicago’s best-known secrets.
- Best "feel good" bangers to get you through the impending winter A song by someone who just gets it.
- Best Free Attraction When Winter Feels Endless It's a much-needed antidote to the bad mood cold weather can put you in.