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Lakefront Beaches
1. Lakefront Beaches
Think that if you vacation in Chicago with your family you’re missing out on going to the beach? Think again. The lakefront beaches on Lake Michigan rival oceanfront beaches on the coasts. Of course, if you visit in the winter, you’ll need to bundle up to visit a Chicago beach, but summer visitors can boat, fish, walk, or simply enjoy soaking up the sun on the 26 miles of free, lifeguard-supervised beaches in Chicago.
Lakefront Beaches
1. Lakefront Beaches
Think that if you vacation in Chicago with your family you’re missing out on going to the beach? Think again. The lakefront beaches on Lake Michigan rival oceanfront beaches on the coasts. Of course, if you visit in the winter, you’ll need to bundle up to visit a Chicago beach, but summer visitors can boat, fish, walk, or simply enjoy soaking up the sun on the 26 miles of free, lifeguard-supervised beaches in Chicago.
2. Lincoln Park Zoo
This historic zoo features 35 acres of land. The zoo is over 100 years old and has beautiful landscaping. You and your family will enjoy visiting the gorillas and chimpanzees in its world famous Great Ape House. Families on a budget will love the fact that it is one of the few zoos in the U.S. with no charge for admission.
Lincoln Park Zoo
Lincoln Park Zoo
2. Lincoln Park Zoo
This historic zoo features 35 acres of land. The zoo is over 100 years old and has beautiful landscaping. You and your family will enjoy visiting the gorillas and chimpanzees in its world famous Great Ape House. Families on a budget will love the fact that it is one of the few zoos in the U.S. with no charge for admission.
Navy Pier
3. Navy Pier
The Navy Pier is an outdoor space on Lake Michigan that has something for everyone in your family. Activities at the park include shopping, dining, cruises, live entertainment, gardens, and attractions. There’s even a children’s museum and an IMAX® theater. Don’t miss a ride on the 15 story ferris wheel at the Navy Pier.
Navy Pier
3. Navy Pier
The Navy Pier is an outdoor space on Lake Michigan that has something for everyone in your family. Activities at the park include shopping, dining, cruises, live entertainment, gardens, and attractions. There’s even a children’s museum and an IMAX® theater. Don’t miss a ride on the 15 story ferris wheel at the Navy Pier.
4. Shedd Aquarium
If you have an ocean animal lover in your family, a visit to Shedd Aquarium is not to be missed. The aquarium features 32,000 animals with 1500 different species. The aquarium showcases fish, insects, birds, snakes, and amphibians. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn about animals that live in habitats as varied as rain forests and the Great Lakes area.
Shedd Aquarium
Shedd Aquarium
4. Shedd Aquarium
If you have an ocean animal lover in your family, a visit to Shedd Aquarium is not to be missed. The aquarium features 32,000 animals with 1500 different species. The aquarium showcases fish, insects, birds, snakes, and amphibians. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn about animals that live in habitats as varied as rain forests and the Great Lakes area.
Wrigley Field
5. Wrigley Field
Do you have a baseball fan in your family? Hope to get your kids interested in the game? Don’t miss a visit to Wrigley Field to watch the Chicago Cubs. This historic park still features ivy covered outfield walls. Not in town on a game day? Tours of the ballpark are available with insider information about what goes on behind the scenes.
Wrigley Field
5. Wrigley Field
Do you have a baseball fan in your family? Hope to get your kids interested in the game? Don’t miss a visit to Wrigley Field to watch the Chicago Cubs. This historic park still features ivy covered outfield walls. Not in town on a game day? Tours of the ballpark are available with insider information about what goes on behind the scenes.
6. Maggie Daley Park
Are you in Chicago with some kids who need to get their wiggles out? Maggie Daley Park has a variety of outdoor activities to help your kids get your energy out. Activities at the park include ice skating, climbing walls, a walking ribbon, an enchanted forest, and play areas.
Maggie Daley Park
Maggie Daley Park
6. Maggie Daley Park
Are you in Chicago with some kids who need to get their wiggles out? Maggie Daley Park has a variety of outdoor activities to help your kids get your energy out. Activities at the park include ice skating, climbing walls, a walking ribbon, an enchanted forest, and play areas.
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