On a gorgeously sunny Chicago day grab your buddies and head to the zoo. That’s right, it’s not just for kids anymore! Embrace that same giddy feeling you had when you visited the zoo as a child to really make the most of an exciting outing with your friends. Try to get there early, before the families and school groups arrive. This way you can check out all the most popular attractions before they get too crowded and visit the less popular sites when it starts filling up. As a grand finale before working your way back out to the urban jungle, select a shaded table on Café Brauer’s patio. Order up a round of drinks and some fries to share and take in the beautiful views of the tranquil pond with the imposing city skyline in the background.