Best Things to Do With Kids in Chicago

Best Things to Do With Kids in Chicago

After 14 days, in one of the most exciting cities in the world, we are happy to let go of your worries. Lake Michigan, where Chicago is located, not only looked like the sea, but also had a lot of beautiful beaches, so we didn’t have to feel the beach. And in almost two weeks, it was a great experience.

1. Maggie Daley Park

Maggie Daley Park

I’m not really a fan of the playground. In our hometown of Hamburg, there is another very small, fenced space with a sandpit and a half slide that my mother-in-law and I often call a “mother prison,” and we feel so stupid in this area with no imagination. Opening downtown in 2014, Maggie Daly Park, on the other hand, would receive the World Playground Award if this contest existed (city planners need to think a little about it).

For older children, there is a climbing and rock wall, an 18-hole mini golf course and a skating rink that will become a skating rink in the winter. The little ones go to the playground, but her design was inspired by “Lisa in Wonderland” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”. Boats that seem to float glide into the sky, suspension bridges where everyone feels like a knight. Maggie Daily Park is a fun house.

2. Field Museum and Shedda Aquarium

The Natural History Museum is like a sleeping bag for children and adults. Who wants to meet someone who can’t even spell their name correctly? However, the Field Museum is quite different. Part of the Jura Park is full of a large building reminiscent of the Acropolis. The T-Rex is located directly at the entrance. The dinosaur species known as the Sue Hunter is the largest, best-preserved, and largest skeleton.

Then you learn different kinds and the adult repeats, “Aha!” The moments were shocking. Then I learned something. Why there are blue-legged turtles and turtles in the Galapagos, for example, or pharaohs like to dig – you never know, but it’s incredibly fun. As the museum is one of the largest museums in the world, it is worth taking the time to plan. Anyone who doesn’t have enough biology yet can go to the pecta cage, where they can breed starfish, listen to belugas, submarine pilots or glide with penguins.

3. Willis Tower

Willis Tower

If you are afraid of heights, you should not even approach him. Even from below one wonders who would be crazy enough to work and even live so high. But okay. Many want to work hard. Anyone can do it here. Willis Tower (named Sears Tower until 2009) is 442 meters high and is by far the tallest skyscraper in the world. Those who climb the 103 floors with one of the fastest lifts in the world to Skydeck will be rewarded with a huge view, some days can see up to 80 km. The brave ones dare to climb on the glass balconies of “The Cornice” and practice floating. Our daughter was not tired, we had to pull her off the platform.

During construction, the architect allegedly considered a soft pack of cigarettes open, with some cigarettes out of the box and others. Due to its unusual design, skyscrapers look very different depending on where you are in the city. But I hope he never catches fire.

4. Beach-life


It’s sand, baby! Lake Michigan offers 33 different beaches, the most popular of which is North Avenue Beach, with rental chairs and umbrellas, grocery stores, volleyball courts and a seaside beach house. If you want, you can also take a yoga class. Or watch others flex their muscles. Rescuers patrolling the coast seem to be everywhere. Baywatch Warning! Boys and girls take it seriously, and as soon as the swimmer goes too far from the beach, they immediately call him. If you really want to swim here, you won’t go very far. However, families with children appreciate this event. And it’s okay: no one knows the word guest tax. You won’t find parking on Oak Street because it’s so close to town that you can shop on the famous Magnificent Mile while sunbathing. But this is the subway.

5. Navy Pier

Navy Pier

During World War II, sailors were trained here. Since 1995, however, the site has been honored as more exciting as local men have made the harbor a resort. The 60-meter-high paris wheel was built as seen at the World’s Fair in 1893, which was crucial to the development of downtown Chicago. Kids can also ride a Ferris wheel, play sports, boat or go to the IMAX theater. Navy Pier is famous in the American Midwest; eight million visitors a year. So there could be a lot. The children’s museum at the beginning of the harbor is a magnet. This is about relationships. Our son worked in the fire department and went shopping at the store where our daughter wanted to wash her car and build the Willis Tower.

6. Tour on Land and Water

There are two great ways to get around the city canyons and learn different stories about the buildings, some of which are extremely impressive. Find out how the historic water tower survived the great fire of 1871, why the Greek goddess doesn’t have a face at the Chicago Chamber of Commerce, where the Wrigley Building has the best chocolate in town, or why the Carbide and Carbon building looks like a bottle of champagne. as part of a big bus trip. We already know them from other big cities; You can get off at some sights and use another bus to continue your journey later. Our kids like to sit on these two-story buses without a roof over their heads. The sky is the limit. And finally, they are bigger than everyone else.

Another view of the buildings is from the river. You slip through a steel and glass canyon and gain more and more respect for architects and especially engineers. Our cruise started right at the Trump Tower and had an architectural accent, but there are a lot of themes. Anyway, the kids don’t care what they say, they just play the captain.

7. Gangster Meeting

Chicago without Al Capone is unthinkable. Anyway Roaring Twenty – The movie is ready for what happens in the city during the ban. So before you leave, check out The Untouchables starring Kevin Costner, Robert De Niro and Sean Connery, you’ll be well-prepared for the city’s biggest legends. To Capone, Johnny Thorium, Machine Gun Kelly, John Dillinger and The Jenna Clan. You met all these villains on a trip to the jungle fortress. During our Untouchable Tour, the guides behaved rudely and behaved appropriately. First class theater. But it is enough for children who do not have bad dreams about stealing stories or speaking enough English to understand all the atrocities that have taken place in St. Petersburg.

8. Lincoln Park Zoo

Best: There is no entrance to the zoo. Oh, maybe he’s just small and doesn’t have any special pets? Are you kidding? Are you serious? Lincoln Park Zoo is a world-famous zoo in historic Lincoln Park. Very new and the park is made for kids, we have never been too close to a bear or an otter! Veterinarians, environmentalists, biologists, endocrinologists and epidemiologists run one of the largest safety and science programs in the country. 3.5 million visitors a year thank them.

There is a large garden around the entrance restaurant, and next to it is a large playground and a large restaurant: R.J. murmur The interior looks 70 years old now, but the food is very fresh on the table or at the bar. It’s a great salad. The motto of the favorite store is: Salads entertain you.

9. Museum of Science and Industry

Museum of Science and Industry

There are over 40 museums in Chicago, but if you want to visit one, here it is! It has been a world-famous institution since 1933 and a model for all interactive museums around the world. We stood right in front of a real tornado, saw the shape of the sea world, had to create a robot, admired the Apollo 8 control system (the first manned flight to the moon), boarded a German World War II submarine and saw it. . with myself. eyes, glaciers melt. Donald Trump will only have to visit the museum once to finally understand climate change.

We found it less (and cheaper), but richer at the Peggy Notebaert Museum of Natural History. Some of the city’s oldest museum exhibits are in fact 160 years old. But don’t worry, there’s nothing dusty here. Wherever children approach turtles or snakes, they will find plenty of room to play in a time called Butterfly Weekend and will have a real imagination. I have rarely seen anything more beautiful in museums. About 1,000 different butterflies, including rare species, fly in the big tropical house. Our children could even see them coming out of the stool. By the way, if you visit Chicago in the winter, Butterfly Haven is one of the hottest places in town. Yes, this comment is correct; It can be very, very cold in Chicago.

10. Eat Pizza

Eat Pizza

In every German country there is an Italian in the corner and the pizza itself is nothing special. Except in Chicago. It must be very different, like a good cake. Same number of calories, but you should try once. The children got dressed. A deep bowl is a way to cover a thick paste first with cheese, vegetables and meat and then with tomato sauce. It takes at least 30 minutes to cook this delicacy. At Lou Malnat’s Picnic Bar, we found it very fun and child-friendly. There are 46 branches in Chicago, one is sure to go there.


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