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Welcome To The Windy CityThings To Do In Chicago With Kids

Most visitors to America don’t think about traveling to the Windy City, but Chicago should move up your bucket list. This family-friendly city has everything for the entire family: beautiful buildings, lovely parks and trails, history, and culture, and so much more. Chicago with kids is a great option for a family vacation!

Top Things To Do In Chicago With Toddlers

Lincoln Park Zoo Chicago
#1
THE LINCOLN PARK ZOO WITH THE BARN AT THE ZOO, FOLLOWED BY GREEN CITY MARKET
Lakefront Path Chicago
#2
WALK ALONG THE LAKEFRONT PATH AND GO TO THE BEACH
Chicago Riverwalk and Downtown architecture
#3
WALK ALONG THE NEWLY RENOVATED CHICAGO RIVERWALK AND ADMIRE THE BUILDINGS
Chicago Museum of Science and Industry
#4
A DAY AT THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY
Family in front of Chicago Bean at Millenium Park
#5
PLAY AT THE MAGGIE DALEY PARK AND SEE A CONCERT AT MILLENIUM PARK

Visiting Chicago With Your Baby: A Guide For A Great Vacation

with the Bébé Voyage Travel guide, you'll be able to experience the city in a family-friendly way while traveling with your baby!

Insider tips from traveling families

Recommendations on things to do for families traveling with 0 to 5-year-olds and their adventurous parents and so much more.

Our Guides Have The Information You Need!
  • Top Baby sitting services in Chicago
  • Best Parks and Playgrounds in Chicago
  • Where to get baby supplies in Chicago
  • Chicago Tips And Info For Stroller Accessibility
  • Chicago Recommended Pediatrician and Health Care Providers
  • Chicago Phrasebook Tailored for Family Travel

what people are saying about our Chicago Travel Guide

Jessica
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With so many options out there this Travel guide was a great way to narrow things down. The hotel we chose was in an excelent location for sight seeing on foot with the kids. Also they offered a babysitting service! We never really considered babysitting services while on vacation before but we dicided to take advantage of the option and we were able to catch a late show! Thank you @bebevoyage!!!
Adam G
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This Travel Guide came in super handy on our trip! We let our kids choose 1 thing from the "things to do" section everyday. They loved being able have a say in the days activities. My wife and I appreciated all the detailed tips about the public transport and the shopping areas. Even though we did the must do "touristy" things we were able to eat at quirky, off the beaten path, restaurants. We really felt like we were living like locals in a strange city.
Stephanie
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Having this guide was a lifesaver! Knowing that our 5 year old is a picky eater my partner and I had come to terms with the fact that most of our meals would be at big fast food Chains also found at home. We decided to to try a couple of spots recommended in the Travel Guide and to our pleasant surprise our boy loved them! We were able to indulge our inner foodie and never once had to visit the golden arches of McDonalds the entire week we were there. We also are very grateful to have discovered a bunch of parks thanks to the guide. It turned out to be the highlight of our trip! We will definitely be using the guide on our next trip!

Bébé's Top Chicago Hotels For Traveling Families

Let A Chicago Mom Show You Around The Windy City With Your Baby

Chicago is a great “walking city” with great walking paths, lovely parks, independent boutiques and restaurants at every turn. Our family-friendly Chicago trails were created by local moms who love showing off their city to other families. Walk in their footsteps, as they take you around their favorite spots, hidden gems, and hacks on how to travel Chicago with a baby.

Choose Your Adventure For The Day!

Learn from our Chicago Ambassadors

Find out what a lovely weekend day in the life of a mom in Chicago is like and follow her in her footsteps, as she takes you to her favorite family-friendly spots.

Why Bébé Voyage Loves Chicago

Chicago is a city constantly evolving, with new skyrises being built, river walks and lake paths being remodeled, parks dotted throughout, and history and architecture to admire. There is something for parents and your little ones alike in the Windy City. The downtown area is filled with museums and cultural activities geared towards both children and adults. The museum campus houses the Adler Planetarium, the fabulous Shedd Aquarium, and the Field Museum of Natural History.

Downtown Chicago is home to Millennium Park and the famous Bean sculpture, and the new Maggie Daley Park with its impressive playground and ice skating rink. Further north is some of our favorite Chicago spots, including the Children’s Museum and the iconic Ferris wheel on the Navy Pier. The Chicago Park District is a great place to be, as you will find free parks and playgrounds in every neighborhood, just a few blocks apart from each other. The Lincoln Park Zoo is worth a visit, and best of all, it is totally free! In the summertime, you will find most Chicago residents enjoying the lake, sunbathing at the beach, and running, biking, or strolling along the scenic lakeshore path. Any time of the year, there is much to explore in The Windy City with your little one in tow!

Often overlooked when planning family trips to America, Chicago is oftentimes considered one of the greatest American cities. The gateway city to the west, Chicago’s fascinating history is essential to understanding how the city developed into the world-class city it is today. For history, art and architecture buffs, theatre and concert-goers, sports’ fans and foodies, Chicago will delight you.

With so much to offer to its locals and its visitors, so much of Chicago is very family friendly. With Lake Michigan to the east, providing 26 miles of open and free gorgeous lakefront beaches, parks, and walking and cycling paths, it’s the perfect place to take your baby for a walk in the stroller, or take the kids for a swim and just explore. The city is dotted with parks throughout all providing lots of green space for kids to run around.

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