If you’re visiting Chicago with your family, you’ll want to experience all that the city has to offer. From local performances and art to attractions and shopping, there’s never a shortage of fun things to do.
And, when the weather is warm, like in the springtime, it’s easy to get outdoors and stay on your feet. Here are the best picks for exploration when you’re on vacation in Chicago with the whole family.
There’s nothing more stimulating for a child’s mind that nature and discovery, intertwined. Kids love animals, and it’s a great way to learn more at a young age, outside a schoolroom.
At Shedd Aquarium, kids can learn about the different sea creatures and partake in special experiences, such as lessons, workshops, and even touching certain animals. Check out the event calendar for upcoming opportunities.
Ride the remarkable Ferris wheel and experience different rides, games, and attractions at Navy Pier on a warm, spring day. You can literally spend hours together as a family, as there are so many fun things to do, that’s fit for everyone. If it’s a bit chillier or cloudy, you can also watch a movie, on the big IMAX screen, as well or grab a bite at one of the many dining options.
Spend a nice day outdoors in Millennium Park, where you can roam around on foot, bike, or Segway, splash around in Crown Fountain, or head to Maggie Daley Park to have some fun in the playground. There are also great restaurants near by, so when you’re done working up an appetite, you can easily find a delicious meal to sink your teeth into.
The River Walk
Take a walk, jog, or run along the River Walk, and take in some of Chicago’s most breathtaking views along the river. You can look at different buildings, and see the city from various angles, depending on just how far you go. You can also take short breaks along the way, stopping for a bite of gelato, a glass of wine, or a photo-op.
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