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
THE LINCOLN PARK ZOO WITH THE BARN AT THE ZOO, FOLLOWED BY GREEN CITY MARKET
WALK ALONG THE LAKEFRONT PATH AND GO TO THE BEACH
WALK ALONG THE NEWLY RENOVATED CHICAGO RIVERWALK AND ADMIRE THE BUILDINGS
A DAY AT THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY
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!
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Bébé's Top Chicago Hotels For Traveling Families
Eastern graciousness meets midwestern hospitality at The Peninsula Chicago. This 5-star hotel offers everything you might need and more. Escape and unwind with their spa services while the kids enjoy fun promotional offers like ‘Camp Peninsula’, which includes a complimentary tent setup complete with a “campfire” and camping-themed treats. Schedule a visit for Peter Bear to come by your room with a wagon full of treats or snuggle up to a movie with children’s robes and slippers. They have other amazing programmes like pastry classes and helicopter rides for the littlest adventurers in your family.
The Kinzie Hotel is both family- and pet-friendly. Located near the River North neighborhood, this hotel is less than a 10 minute walk from all major El stops. Their family-friendly amenities include spacious (and pet-friendly) rooms with pull-out sofas, continental breakfast on your floor for the entire family, valet parking with easy in-and-out privileges, and walking distance from Millennium Park and the Rainforest Cafe.
The Talbott Hotel
The Talbott Hotel is in the Gold Coast area, several minutes walk from the lakeside beachfront area. This is a good option particularly in the summertime if you’re looking to spend some time at the beach! Rooms are large enough for a family of 4-5 persons, which is a rare find in the heart of a big city. Check their specials and package deals, as they often have a Kids Fun Pack available to keep your little one(s) entertained!
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.
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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.