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Visiting Chicago With Kids

The Windy City is an exciting destination for a family vacation -- there are tons of great activites for parents and children alike. With these tips, links, and articles, visiting Chicago with the kids will be a blast.

A Day Trip to Lincoln Park
Lincoln Park is not just grass and trees, you can spend a whole day here and visit the zoo, beach, conservatory, and nature museum.

Best Children's Dining Options in Chicago Beyond Burgers & Pizza
Best Children's Dining Options in Chicago Beyond Burgers & Pizza

Experience The Museum of Science & Industry After Dark
Here’s a chance for children to explore the museum’s unique exhibitions after hours.

UniverSoul Circus
UniverSoul Circus is a cross between Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and Cirque de Soleil and caters to a largely African-American audience.

Savor The Last Few Days Of Summer In Chicago
Savor the last few days of summer in Chicago during Labor Day weekend.

March in Chicago - Weather and Events Guide
Everything you need to know for a great time in Chicago in March, including the hottest theater tickets, restaurants, events and weather.

Thomas Robertello Gallery
Thomas Robertello Gallery is a West Loop-based, contemporary art gallery in Chicago.

Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival
The 12-day Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival is in its second year and showcases the best of fashion and food from the famed luxury shopping district.

Where To Eat & Drink During Chicago Air & Water Show
We’ve compiled a great list of options for eating and drinking before, during and after the Chicago Air & Water Show.

Happy Birthday, Chicago!
Happy 176th Birthday, Chicago!

July in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide
Everything You Need To Know For A Great Time During Your Stay in Chicago in July.

May in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide
Everything you need to know for a great time in Chicago in May, including the hottest theater tickets, restaurants, events and weather.

Amazing Chicago Funhouse Maze at Navy Pier
Located on the popular Navy Pier, Amazing Chicago's Funhouse Maze is an entertaining 4,000 square foot "sensory experience".

American Childcare Service
Hotel babysitting is a great option when parents want to get out for a night on the town in Chicago by themselves. One company that provides this in the city is American Childcare Service.

Family Travel Tips
Our "Travel With Kids" guide offers her five "Ps" of insanity free travel with children.

Hershey's Chicago
Hershey's Chicago knew exactly what they were doing. Located across from the historic Water Tower and in the heart of Michigan Avenue shopping, it's the perfect place to offer up as a bribe when dragging junior around from boutique to boutique.

Legoland Discovery Center Schaumburg
Legoland Discovery Center in Schaumburg, Illinois (about 30 minutes outside Chicago) opened in 2008 and quickly became a popular family attraction.

Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity at the Art Institute of Chicago
Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity at the Art Institute of Chicago

Kohl Children's Museum
The Kohl Children's Museum, located in the northern Chicago suburb of Glenview, is filled with scores of hands-on exhibits to provide a great day of entertainment for kids 8 and under.

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum opened in 1999 with a clear mission – to educate the public, especially urban dwellers, on the importance of maintaining the quality of nature that surrounds us steps to take that can help the environment.

Best Attractions in Chicago for Young Kids
Visiting Chicago with young kids can present a challenge -- while the city has some of the best attractions in the world, your 3-year-old traveling companion isn't likely going to want to stare at a Seurat painting at the Art Institute. Here are some of the best Chicago attractions for kids in the preschool and younger set.

Pop-Up Art Loop’s Newest Gallery Takes Over 17,000-Square-Foot Space In ...
Pop-Up Art Loop’s Newest Gallery Takes Over 17,000-Square-Foot Space In Block Thirty Seven

The Best Indoor/Outdoor Pools in Chicago
From family-focused swimming holes to a few serving cocktails poolside, here are the best in Chicago.

Pivot Multi-Arts Festival Harks Back To Vaudeville Era
Pivot Multi-Arts Festival Harks Back To Vaudeville Era

8 Great Mexican Restaurants in Chicago
These Spots Keep It Spicy, From Margaritas To Mole

November in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide

Tea Parties to Appreciate in Chicago

Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

Where To Dine In Chicago For Christmas Eve, Christmas
Where To Dine In Chicago For Christmas Eve, Christmas

Where To Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2014 In Chicago
Where To Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2014 In Chicago

Best of the Year Guide To Chicago
Here's what's going on in Chicago--month by month--in 2014.

Visitors’ Guide to the Chicago Auto Show
Chicago Auto Show 2014: When To Go, How To Get There, What To See & More

Top Ways To Fete Black History Month in Chicago
A Tour of Black Chicago, from historical landmarks to live music and beyond.

Stage Bites: Where To Dine, Drink Before & After Shows
Stage Bites: Where to dine, drink before & after shows in Chicago

Billy Zane Stars In Lyric Opera of Chicago's 'The Sound of Music'
Billy Zane Stars In Lyric Opera of Chicago's "The Sound of Music."

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago's premier opera house, showcases traditional and contemporary productions.

Macy's Flower Show
Macy's on State Street's Annual Spring Event Features 'Secret Garden' Theme.

April in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide
Everything You Need To Know For A Great Time During Your Stay In Chicago In April 2014.

Ravinia Festival Season 2014
Highlights of Ravinia Festival 2014 Include Performances By Crosby, Stills & Nash, Maxwell

Ultimate Chicago Brunch Guide
We Cover Chicago's Vibrant Brunch Scene From Family Friendly To Unconventional Finds.

Chicago International Movies & Music Fest (CIMMfest)
Sixth-Annual Chicago International Movies & Music Fest (CIMMfest) Features Four Days of 65 Musical Acts, 90+ Movies, More.

Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower
Breakfast, Dinner with a View on The Ledge at Willis Tower's Skydeck Chicago

Green City Market 2014
Green City Market, the city's largest farmers' market, celebrates 16 years in Lincoln Park in 2014.

TILT Offers Visitors A New Angle Of Chicago
TILT Offers Visitors A New Angle Of Chicago at the John Hancock Building.

June in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide
Everything You Need To Know For A Great Time During Your Stay In Chicago In June 2014.

The Art of Dr. Seuss Gallery
The Magnificent Mile gallery showcases artwork from Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss.

The Best of The Taste of Chicago 2014
From local culinary stars to live music concerts, here is the best of the Taste of Chicago 2014.

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