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Things to Do in Chicago with Kids

Things to Do in Chicago with Kids

Chicago is blessed with world-class museums, extraordinary skyscrapers, beautiful beaches, and fabulous restaurants—and happily, it’s easy to take advantage of its highlights with the kids in tow. From river cruises and Segway adventures to pizza-themed food tours, here’s how to plan a family-friendly day out in the Windy City.

  • Get a bird’s-eye perspective on the Windy City when you ascend to one of itsskyscraper observation platforms: the Willis Tower’s Skydeck and 360 Chicago Observation Deck both offer unbelievable views. *Exploring by boatis the perfect way to make sightseeing exciting for younger visitors. Wend your way along the Chicago River, or even head out on Lake Michigan.
  • Chicago is a dream city for museum lovers—and cultural highlights like theField Museum of Natural History, Adler Planetarium, and Art Institute of Chicagoare fun to explore with the whole family.
  • If you’ve got older kids in tow, enjoy a speedy way of discovering Chicago’s major landmarks when you zip around townby Segway or by bike.
  • Given that Chicago’s culinary specialties includepizza and hot dogs, a wide-ranging tasting tour is sure to please kids and adults alike.
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Chicago Architecture River Cruise

Chicago Architecture River Cruise

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Cruise down the Chicago River to see the city's famous architecture on this boat tour. With commentary from your onboard guide, watch the spectacular skyline glide by, including more than 40 notable buildings like Navy Pier, the Wrigley Building, and the John Hancock Building. Cover all three branches of the Chicago River, passing the East Bank Club, the old Post Office Building and the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower).
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  • 1 hour
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360 CHICAGO Observation Deck Admission (Hancock Center)

360 CHICAGO Observation Deck Admission (Hancock Center)

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Tower above the Windy City’s world-famous skyline with admission to 360 Chicago (John Hancock Observatory). Ascend 94 stories to the observation deck of one of the tallest buildings in North America aboard its lightning-fast elevator. Then check out bird’s-eye views of landmarks like the famous Willis (Sears) Tower and the lakefront shoreline, and enjoy a variety of educational exhibits on site. Upgrade your ticket to include TILT, a thrill ride that offers visitors unique, downward facing views from 1,030 feet. Or, choose the Sun and Stars package for two visits to the observation deck within 48 hours. With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into 360 Chicago.
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  • 1 day
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Field Museum of Natural History Admission Tickets

Field Museum of Natural History Admission Tickets

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Delve deep into the world of natural history with this Field Museum admission ticket in Chicago. Spend as long as you like exploring the museum's collection of more than 26 million artifacts. Get to know SUE, the world's largest T. Rex, or stroll through the sparkling Hall of Gems. Time travel through 13,000 years of history in the Americas, from the Ice Age to Inca and Aztec temples. Take advantage of the free daily tours, led by Field Museum docents.
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  • 8 hours
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Chicago Style Food Tour

Chicago Style Food Tour

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Discover Chicago’s food, history, architecture and culture on this small-group walking tour. Try the Windy City’s quintessential staples from local restaurants and specialty food shops like Downtown Dogs and the world-famous Billy Goat Tavern. Taste local favorites including deep-dish pizza, a Chicago-style hot dog, and chocolates from Fannie May, just to name a few. Along the way, see and learn about the historical, cultural, and architectural components that make up this legendary town.
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Amazing Lakefront Segway Tour in Chicago

Amazing Lakefront Segway Tour in Chicago

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Experience Chicago like never before on this guided, 2.5-hour, small-group Segway tour. Visit popular Grant Park and see famous Buckingham Fountain, with the Windy City skyline as the backdrop. Glide along the lakefront, taking in views of the Field Museum of Natural History, Shedd Aquarium, Soldier Field, Adler Planetarium and Michigan Avenue. Guided Segway training plus the use of a helmet are included. Dress in weather-appropriate clothes with flat, closed-toe shoes.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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