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November 2, 2013 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

Traveling with kids is one of those things that can be the most rewarding, yet the most exhausting experience. It’s always hard to find a happy medium between wine-tasting and making a fort, so has come up with a list of things to do in Chicago for families traveling to Chicago with kids that will keep everyone happy. 

  • Discover Navy Pier

Though this might be more of a kid- driven activity, there is no way a Chicago trip in complete without a visit to the iconic Navy Pier. From incredible restaurants sprinkled around the pier, to shopping and rides for kids of all ages, Navy Pier is the #1 attraction for families traveling with kids.

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With an 18 mile car-free waterfront bike path, there is no reason why kids shouldn’t zoom ahead and race down the lakefront path. Bobby’s Bike Hike offers the best tours, and for kids we recommend the Lakefront Neighborhoods Tour. If taking the city without a tour guide sounds more appealing, rent a bike from Bobby’s Bike Hike and get the kids tired out.

  • Boat Tour -Argh Matey!

With October being the last month possible, there are only a few more days to get kids out on the seven seas (or Lake Michigan!) on a Tall Ship Adventures tour. Tall Ship Adventures has an incredible tour about pirates that gets kids finally excited about history. Explore the life of a pirate in this completely true tour boasting stories of past piracy on the inland seas.

  • Shedd Aquarium

Whether you are a kid at heart, or you have kids close to your heart, the Shedd Aquarium has a little something for everyone. With 32,000 different animals all living under one roof we feel bad complaining about when our pesky aunt takes too long in the bathroom. From whales to otters to a sea turtle, the Shedd Aquarium keeps everyone spellbound. And with the Go Chicago Card parents will be spellbound by the savings more so than the jellyfish.

  • Millennium Park

Everyone knows about the famous Chicago Bean… so now it’s time to bring the kids and go make faces at it! Pack a picnic and enjoy the day watching the kids tire themselves out running around Chicago’s cultural hub. Millennium Park regularly boasts free cultural exhibitions and family activities, so be sure to join the fun.

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