Traveling with kids can be a huge chore. You have to take extra time to search for family friendly things to do that the kids will enjoy. It can be difficult at times. Here is your guide to family friendly fun in Chicago, Illinois.
Where to Stay?
Best Western River North Hotel
125 Ohio St
Chicago, IL 60654
Best Western River North Hotel is perfect for those little picky eaters. They have a Rock N Roll McDonalds that is world famous. There is also a Rainforest Café which always allows for interactive dinner fun. It is a vacation in itself.
The rates are moderate and they have an indoor pool. Everything that a kid wants and needs is all under one roof.
Embassy Suites (near the airport)
5500 North River Road
Embassy Suites offers 1 bedroom suites so when the kids are napping or have gone to bed for the night, you can be in the opposite room with the door closed and not have to worry about waking them.
They also have a kitchenette for snack storage and preparation. They also offer a shuttle service to the train station so you don’t have to make the trek with the kids.
What to do and eat?
Visit the Lincoln Park Zoo. It is one of the world’s most famous zoo, so there is plenty of fun for all ages. It is also Chicago’s most known attractions. There is also lots of stuff for the kids to do in the vicinity of the Lincoln Park Zoo.
The Peggy Notebaerst Nature Museum lets the children interact with nature. Nature is brought to them at a level that they can understand. This makes it more of an enjoyable experience for the kids. They have a butterfly haven where children can watch butterflies in their natural habitat. They can also experience the beautiful sight of a butterfly release.
There is also an indoor water play area and a habitat playground so when the weather is not so delightful outside, the kids can hand out inside, keep warm, and have loads of fun.
Your child will have the opportunity to get up-close and personal with real, live animals. All of the aquariums are at eye level so there will be no need to pick them up to see.
Nookies, Too is a casual, kid friendly restaurant. It has a very simple, delicious food. The kids will love the pancakes and waffles.
Next time you travel to Chicago, take these suggestions with you for a very memorable experience that your kids will cherish for a lifetime. I guarantee it!