Things to do with kids in Chicago

About Chicago, IL

They call it the "Windy City" but Chicago is known for so much more. The famous Wrigley field, museums, and an iconic skyline all make this city special. As a result of the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 that destroyed downtown Chicago, many of today's buildings are known for their originality and bold architecture.

What Families Love

  • Very bike-friendly
  • Very walkable
  • Public transit

Recent Stories

  • Chicago Children's Museum

    Museum Chicago, IL

    Ignite your child’s imagination at the new “Once Upon a Castle” exhibit at the Chicago Children’s Museum complete with secret tunnels to explore, ropes to climb up, and costumes... Expand

    Written by a local parent

  • Apollo Theater

    Entertainment Chicago, IL

    Calling all theater lovers! Enjoy a kids play at the Apollo Theater in Lincoln Park. The Snowy Day and Other Stories tells the tale of young Peter and friends using innovative s... Expand

    Written by a local parent

Parks and Playgrounds

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  • Lake Katherine

    Good for Play, Good for Nursing, Changing Tables, Parking…

  • Wicker Park

    Good for Play, Good for Nursing, Stroller Friendly

  • Welles Park

    Good for Play, Good for Nursing, Stroller Friendly

  • South Lakeview Park

    Good for Play, Good for Nursing, Stroller Friendly, Parking

  • Holstein Park

    Good for Play, Good for Nursing, Stroller Friendly, Water Play

  • Maggie Daley Park

    Good for Play, Good for Nursing, Stroller Friendly

Family Restaurants

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Activities for Kids

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