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2 DAY KIDS' DELIGHT

Discover fun things to do in Chicago with kids & teens in this travel itinerary. Chicago has many activities to keep your kids entertained.

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With so many fun things for kids to do, there are about a zillion combinations for the ultimate Chicago weekend. From museums and zoos to kid-friendly restaurants, this two-day lineup should cover it.

 

DAY 1

Museum of Science and Industry

 

MORNING

❏ Get going with gourmet doughnuts and beverages at Glazed & Infused.

❏ Head off to Navy Pier. Once inside, browse the shopping stalls, see a movie at the Navy Pier IMAX Theatre or visit the Chicago Children's Museum where kids can climb three stories of rigging to a crow's nest.

 

AFTERNOON

❏ For lunch, fill up on deep-dish pizza at the new Giordano's at Navy Pier.

❏ Head down to the Museum of Science and Industry, where you can spend the rest of the day in the U-505 submarine, the coal mine or the mirror maze.

 

EVENING

❏ Eat at Medici on 57th, where pizza, burgers and families are king.

❏ Nap the night away at Hotel Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel. Kids get a welcome gift, can enjoy a "mocktail" and even have a live pet goldfish in the room.

 

DAY 2

The Ledge

 

MORNING

❏ Order seasonally-inspired breakfast fare at the airy Summer House Santa Monica.

❏ Spend the rest of the morning surrounded by butterflies at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.

 

AFTERNOON

❏ For lunch, order a specialty burger and a scrumptious milk shake at R.J. Grunts.

❏ Join in a treasure hunt at Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower.

❏ Munch on a bag of Garrett's Popcorn.

 

EVENING

❏ Later, attend a play at the Chicago Children's Theatre or Emerald City Theatre.

 

ADD A DAY & STAY

Chicago Sports Museum

 

MORNING

❏ Take a walk on the wild side with the exotic animals at Brookfield Zoo.

 

AFTERNOON

❏ Try the interactive skill challenges, see sports memorabilia, play games and eat dinner at the Chicago Sports Museum.

 

EVENING

❏ Kick back with a night at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. Kids can swim in the indoor pool and have the Ice Cream Man bring his cart right to the room.

 

Plus... Chicago for Older Kids & Teens

Tilt 360 CHICAGO

 

❏ The non-verbal antics of the blue-faced creatures at Blue Man Group are teen-approved.

❏ Get a thrill and angle forward from 1,000 feet above ground on Tilt at 360° CHICAGO (formerly the John Hancock Observatory).

❏ Watch hilarious improv suitable for all ages at ComedySportz.

❏ Get a custom-made shirt at The T-Shirt Deli. They'll put it in a bag with potato chips.

❏ Have a Beluga Encounter at the Shedd Aquarium.

❏ Play bocce or bowl at Pinstripes.

❏ Get active with a whole new competitive game at WhirlyBall.

 

Plus... Fabulous Toy Shops!

American Girl Place Chicago


  1. Get matching outfits for you and your doll at the original American Girl Place.
  2. Find more than 200 brain games at Marbles: The Brain Store.
  3. Let kids loose in the LEGO Store inside Water Tower Place.
  4. Find the latest Disney toys at the Disney Store on The Magnificent Mile and State Street.
  5. Take your child to story time at Play in Logan Square.
  6. Encourage your young budding architect at Building Blocks Toy Store.

360 CHICAGO (formerly John Hancock Observatory)
875 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(888) 875-8439
Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 595-5300
Navy Pier IMAX Theatre
700 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 595-5629
Skydeck Chicago
233 S. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 875-9696
American Girl Place
835 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 943-9400
Garrett Popcorn Shops
625 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 944-2630
Chicago Children's Museum
700 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 527-1000
Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 684-1414
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 939-2438
Blue Man Group
3133 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 348-4000
Brookfield Zoo/Chicago Zoological Society
31st St. and First Ave.
Brookfield, IL 60513
(708) 688-8000
R.J. Grunts
2056 N. Lincoln Park W.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 929-5363
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
120 E. Delaware Pl.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 280-8800
CSz Theater Chicago
929 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 549-8080
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Dr.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 755-5100
Summer House Santa Monica
1954 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 634-4100
Chicago Sports Museum
835 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 202-0500
Giordano's Famous Stuffed Pizza
730 N. Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 951-0747
Pinstripes
435 E. Illinois St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 527-3140
Emerald City Theatre
2936 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 529-2690
WhirlyBall Chicago
1825 W. Webster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 486-7777
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