The Best Kid-Friendly Activities in Chicago

Leslie Johnson
22nd June 2017

Why Go?

Chicago gets its nickname from its famously blustery weather, but the Windy City is much more than just hot (or very cold) air. With a skyline and history that will surely amaze (after all, it gave the world the first skyscraper), it certainly doesn’t disappoint. 

Chicago’s rich culture, history and design will keep your family busy for days. Parents will enjoy marveling at cutting-edge architecture, taking in the gorgeous views of Lake Michigan and soaking up the legendary blues scene. For younger visitors, there’s a host of world-class museums to explore, plus the chance to cheer on the local baseball team or sing along to a Broadway show.

With all that running around the city, you’ll need to refuel. Luckily, Chicago is a city with an appetite. A top city among foodies, look forward to tucking into everything from world-class restaurants to piled-high hotdogs and, of course, Chicago’s famous deep-dish pizzas. However you choose to get your kicks, this impressive city offers endless options for keeping your family entertained and happy.

Clayton Hauck for Choose Chicago / FCB

What to Do?

The Lowdown


Best time to go: Chicago is warm from April through October, just be aware that prices rise during peak summer months of June-August. 

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