One of the USA’s most exciting cities, Chicago is full of fun and adventure for the whole family. If you’re looking for a city-break that will suit everyone, the Windy City is a great option. Full of culture, great food and attractions, you can be sure that everyone will be entertained and that your vacation will be a memorable one.
Chicago is a truly beautiful city, and there are plenty of opportunities to explore the natural world within its boundaries. The Lincoln Park Conservatory and Garfield Park Conservatory will delight young nature-lovers, while the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is full of fascinating exhibits and a beautiful butterfly haven. For animal enthusiasts, the Lincoln Park Zoo and Brookfield Zoo are must-visit attractions.
There are many ways to take in the sights of Chicago, but your family will definitely be the most thrilled by the sky views from the Ledge at Skydeck Chicago in the Willis Tower. John Hancock Observatory also offers incredible views. If your family loves to get out onto the water then consider the fun boat tours on offer in the city.
When it comes to getting your fill of Chicago’s culinary delights, you simply cannot go wrong in one of the Windy City’s famous pizza places. There are thousands to choose from, but Giordano’s and The Original Gino’s East of Chicago are popular choices. If your kids want to get in on the cooking themselves, check out Scoozi in downtown Chicago on a Sunday, where kids can make their own pizzas.
Museums and Culture
The Chicago Children’s Museum, located within the unmissable Navy Pier, is full of interactive, hands-on exhibits that will get the whole family involved. If your family love all things aquatic, there’s the Shedd Aquarium, while budding astronauts will enjoy the Adler Planetarium. To fill your evenings with entertainment, consider taking in some dance at the Joffrey Ballet, or check what’s currently on offer from the Broadway in Chicago stages, where world-famous musicals are always running.