Your kids need a break, and so do you. Why not take them to the legendary Windy City and treat them to a vacation that’s both educational and exciting?
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Head to Lincoln Park, Chicago’s largest public green space. Besides offering trails and picnic areas, Lincoln Park borders beaches and animal sanctuaries. You can stop by the Lincoln Park Zoo and visit with the animals there, including penguins, gorillas, and polar bears. Once you’ve explored the terrestrial beasts, get to know all things aquatic at the Shedd Aquarium and hang out with some stingrays and sea otters. If you’re visiting in the winter, take the little ones ice skating at Millennium Park – just make sure you hold their hands in case they slip. For a more educational experience, give your kids a taste of history during the U-Boat tour at the Museum of Science and Industry, or visit the exhibits at the Chicago Children’s Museum, located at Navy Pier. Don’t forget to explore Navy Pier itself: ride the Ferris wheel and carousel, and walk around the many kid-friendly attractions, such as miniature golf.
At the end of a long day of exploring, head back to some of the best hotels for kids in Chicago. If your little ones aren’t quite as tired as you’d like, you can try to wear them out in the pool or at a nearby playground. Grab a meal at the in-house restaurant, or order room service if you can’t quite bring yourself to leave your bed. Some venues offer childcare for a surcharge, so you can slip away to sit in the hot tub or just relax in the lounge for an hour or two. When it’s time for bed, order up the latest animated movie on the television and drift off for a good night’s sleep – you get to do all this again tomorrow.
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