Tips for visiting Chicago with kids. From where to stay, what to do, where to eat, navigating the subway and what neighborhoods to explore.
We recently took a little trip to Illinios to see my brother and his family. We only see them about once a year so it was nice catching up, showing Carson around the town I grew up in, exploring Chicago and letting him spend time with his older cousins.
Tips for Visiting Chicago with Kids
- The city is huge and spread out. So be sure to bring a stroller – even your bigger kids. Their little legs will need a break.
- Must see museums with kids are the Field Museum and The Shedd Aquarium. Not far from those is Millennium Park, where The Cloud Gate (The Bean) is located.
- A boat ride (or 4) down the canal is a must. Kids love it and a great way to view all the buildings.
- Take in the views from the John Hancock Building. The views are amazing and great place for a family photo.
- Ride the Centennial Wheel at Navy Pier. You’ll enjoy the enclosed ferris wheel with air conditioning! Going at night and seeing the city lights is magical.
- Eat deep dish pizza. With so many pizza options on every corner, you can’t go wrong!
We couldn’t have asked for better weather. It was a fun trip that consisted of shopping, going on water taxis, taking Carson on his first subway ride, making funny faces at The Bean, riding the ferris wheel, checking out a musuem, eating deep dish pizza and plenty of laughter.
You could feel the excitement and the entire city ready to celebrate the Cubs making it the World Series. The marathon was that weekend as well, so we enjoyed watching all the runners limp and walk funny the next day!
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