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  • Best outdoor water parks to slide into around Chicago

    Best outdoor water parks to slide into around Chicago
    Forget indoor pools with fluorescent lights and chlorinated air. With sunshine, high temps and long summer days, it's time to splash around at some of the Chicago area's best outdoor water parks. Kids stay entertained with high-adrenaline drops and twisty slides, while parents find a chaise or a lazy river or — why not put down the beach read and join the watery fun?
  • Day Trippers: Fly through the air with a secure amount of ease

    Day Trippers: Fly through the air with a secure amount of ease
    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second installmentĀ of The Capital's annual summer series "The Day Trippers." This year, we're not so much focused on travel on the cheap as we are on unique experiences in Maryland and Washington, D.C. Of course, if we keep...

    Busch Gardens' Tempesto coaster squeezes a lot of excitement into a tight space

    Busch Gardens' Tempesto coaster squeezes a lot of excitement into a tight space
    The new triple-launch roller coaster at Busch Gardens Williamsburg may be compact, but don’t let its diminutive size fool you: Tempesto packs a sizable punch. The vertically oriented ride debuted in April on a compact footprint in the Festa Italia...

    Great America tower could reopen Friday pending final inspection

    Great America tower could reopen Friday pending final inspection
    Sky Trek Tower at Six Flags Great America could reopen Friday after being closed since a malfunction Sunday left riders stranded aboard the 330-foot platform ride. Park spokeswoman Katy Enrique said in an emailed statement Thursday that officials were...

    Fireworks, parades and more: Your guide to area Fourth of July celebrations

    Celebrating Independence Day is easy — for an onlooker. Certainly, there are lots of details to attend to if you are hosting a picnic party or planning a boat trip to view the fireworks. But, behind the scenes, there are dozens if not hundreds...