As the wind off Lake Michigan blows warmer and warmer, those living in the South Loop apartments at NEMA Chicago are getting ready to safely enjoy their building’s suite of indoor and outdoor amenities. While picnicking in nearby Grant Park and logging miles on the epic Lakefront Trail are great options, the stylish tower provides enough amenities and services to keep everyone happy and healthy at home. Here are some of the ways that NEMA Chicago residents are making the most of the spring weather this year!

NEMA Chicago’s suite of amenities includes everything one needs to stay fit and healthy, but sweating it out in the state-of-the-art Fitness Center is just one part of life at NEMA. For evenings of relaxing and socializing there is the Urban Lounge, a roomy, private space for unwinding with a game of pool, preparing snacks in the Chef’s Kitchen, and pouring a few libations before gathering around the indoor/outdoor fireplace to enjoy an iconic Chicago sunset. Instead of having to navigate the complex web of regulations and social distancing guidelines that a night out currently entails, NEMA residents can enjoy this safe and fun social space, complete with indoor and outdoor lounge-style seating, without leaving their building.

The Urban Lounge is a great place to whip up a shared meal, but what if residents prefer a room-service-style meal after a long day at work? That’s where Pear Chef comes in. Pear Chef is an in-house catering service that offers seasonally inspired meals, along with boozy pairings, all prepared on the premises and on demand. From coffee service to full dinners for the whole family, Pear Chef is dedicated to delivering high-end food created from fresh ingredients and made to order by culinary experts.

A NEMA Chicago amenity that is sure to become a regular stop for residents is the building’s spacious Park Terrace. The terrace looks out over Grant Park and the South Loop, offering magnificent views. It features a fire pit and heat lamps to keep everyone in their seats once the sun sets, while the 10,000-square-foot outdoor pool and deck comes alive with neighbors grilling and lounging when the sun is shining.

With the wealth of cultural hotspots and natural areas surrounding NEMA Chicago, spring is a time for exploration and enjoyment. Whether that means daylong jogs up the Lake Michigan shore or just an excuse to peruse the menu and order in from Pear Chef, NEMA Chicago has everything residents need to enjoy the Windy City their way. So, check availability and start planning your spring adventures today!