Some cities are more family-friendly than others and you can include Chicago as one of those venues that offer plenty of fun things to see and do if you are looking for an adventure with your kids.
Here is a look at some of the great things to keep your family entertained during your time in this fabulous city.
You can’t go wrong with a big dinosaur
There aren’t many children who are not fascinated by dinosaurs and Chicago offers you the chance to set eyes on the most impressive T-Rex around anywhere.
Affectionately known as “Sue”, she is the most complete T-Rex structure in the world and is the star attraction of the Field Museum in Chicago.
If you are staying in the windy city at somewhere like the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel there are a number of must-see attractions within close proximity including the Field Museum, which has other features to wow the kids besides prehistoric monsters, such as the fascinating glow-worm cave.
An aquatic show not to miss
Another popular family attraction in the city is the Shedd Aquarium.
If you are planning a visit during October it might coincide with the amazing stingray exhibit which is an awesome sight and also gives children the chance to actually touch one in the water.
With over 30,000 different creatures to enjoy including the ever-popular dolphins and whales, you are sure to enjoy a great day at the Shedd Aquarium whatever time of the year you come to Chicago.
An ultra-modern attraction
The city plays host to a very modern form of entertainment in the shape of Millennium Park.
This urban park features a very unique three-story steel sculpture that is nicknamed “The Bean” and it will prove hard to resist a selfie standing alongside the gleaming structure that reflects the Chicago skyline.
The Lurie Fountain and the Crown Fountain are other features in the park that allow the kids the chance to enjoys some water fun.
A great way to see the city
Taking a tour is always a good way of getting a useful guide about the sights and attractions around and taking a cruise along the Chicago River will be something the whole family will enjoy.
Your tour guide will deliver lots of cool facts about the landmark buildings and sights you pass so you will get the opportunity to learn a bit more about Chicago while enjoying a leisurely cruise.
Head for the pier
If you are going to enjoy some time on the water you might also want to spend a few hours visiting Navy Pier.
The pier is easy to find with the Ferris Wheel a familiar landmark and it is also home to the Chicago Children’s Museum and Theater, so you won’t be short of entertainment options when you are visiting Navy Pier.
These are just some of the good reasons why you might decide to plan a family adventure in the windy city.