\r\nChicago is a great, family-friendly hub. If you’re a mom in\r\nsearch of a weekend “staycation” out of the burbs and in the big city, or a\r\nweekend getaway with the kids, you can’t go wrong with Chicago. Whether you’re\r\nheading out to a festival, museum, amusement park, or restaurant, there’s no\r\nshortage of fun activities that the whole family with love. Here are 5 things\r\nto do with your kids when in Chicago. \r\n \r\nGo To Navy Pier\r\n \r\nIt’s easy to spend a whole day at Navy\r\nPier with the family, especially when it’s a beautiful outside. Whether you\r\nwant to ride the Ferris wheel, head to the children’s museum, or take in a movie\r\nat the IMAX theater, you’re bound to share in some wonderful, family-fun\r\nexperiences with one another. Plus, if the kids want to head to the rides,\r\nadults can visit the beer garden for an afternoon sip (responsibly).\r\n \r\nNosh On Chicago Eats\r\n \r\nThere’s no denying it—kids love food, especially when\r\nthere’s cheese, hot dogs, or donuts involved. Guess what? Chicago is the\r\nperfect location for these treats. Take the kids to Portillo’s, or one of Chicago’s\r\nmany donut shops, like Firecakes, Stan’s, or Do-Rite Donuts, for an\r\nafternoon splurge on the weekend. Another option? Head to Garrett’s popcorn or\r\nGiordano’s for some traditional deep-dish pizza.\r\n \r\nLaugh (A Lot)\r\n \r\nKnown for its rich talent in comedy, music, dance, and other\r\nperformances, Chicago is a city bursting with art and culture. So, going to see\r\na Broadway show or a comedy\r\nshow at Second City or Laugh Out Loud Theater with the whole family could\r\nbe an enjoyable way to spend a night and make for remarkable memories.\r\n \r\nGo For A Bike Ride\r\n \r\nThe Lakeshore trail is peaceful and stunning, making it the\r\nperfect location for a leisurely bike ride with the family or a jog or run.\r\nWhat’s more, you can even try Bobby’s Bike Hike Tours,\r\nwhich include biking, scenery, and spots at some of Chicago’s best restaurants.\r\nThis way, you’ll experience new neighborhoods and views, and maybe meet some\r\nother families in the process, too.\r\n \r\n \r\nDive Into The Sea\r\n \r\nSure, you could take a dip into the water at the beach\r\n(Chicago is known for its many, beautiful beaches), but we mean a “figurative”\r\ndive. By booking a tour or getting tickets for a day at Shedd Aquarium, you’ll not only\r\neducate your kids on the wonders of the sea, but you’ll also have a fantastic\r\ntime as a whole family. Kids can choose between animal encounters (actually\r\nputting their hands in the water to touch the creatures), special events, like\r\nJazzin’ at the Shedd, and 4-D experiences, sure to blow their minds for an\r\nunforgettable experience.\r\n \r\nGo To Millennium Park\r\n \r\nMillennium Park is a mecca for family fun. Between live\r\nperformances, playgrounds, open space to take in nature and greenery, dining\r\noptions, and some iconic Bean selfies, it’s the ideal spot for childlike\r\nadventure. Plus, the Crown fountain resembles a mini water park, as water\r\nspouts from the mouths of the faces depicted on the fountain. Beside it, kids\r\ncan splash around—perfect for a hot day or when you’re in need of a cool-down.\r\n \r\nTo explore Chicago, come visit us at the Fairfield\r\nInn & Suites Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile!