The Travel and Adventure Show is getting ready to kick off its tour across the country, and while it’s a great place for adults, it can be fun for kids as well. On January 21st and 22nd, families won’t want to miss the Chicago Travel and Adventure Show at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Family entertainment may be difficult to find during the winter, but the Travel and Adventure show will captivate parents and children of all ages.
December is a magical time to celebrate the holidays in Chicago as the city puts its best foot forward. There are traditions aplenty throughout Chicagoland, if you know where to look. Everything kicks off of Saturday, November 19th with the 25th annual Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, a tree-lighting parade along Michigan Avenue. Grand Marshals Mickey and Minnie Mouse lead characters from Disney World, beautiful floats, and marching bands from along the route. Once the tree is lit, the rest of the city rolls out the holiday finery. Here are some of the best events to celebrate the holidays in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.
As a child, one of our favorite family traditions was watching animated holiday specials on television. Every year my sister and I anxiously awaited the premiere of our all time holiday favorite, “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”. You know the one I’m talking about, where Rudolph is left out of the reindeer games in Christmas-town. Imagine my delight when I found out Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical is coming to The Chicago Theatre!
7 Family Fun Fall Activities in Chicago Fall is a favorite time of year for many families in the Chicago area. The leaves begin to change to beautiful hues, there’s a chill in the air, and there are many reasons to go out and enjoy the weather. We’ve put together some of our favorite activities to get you out of the house and enjoying some hot cider and apple doughnuts in no time. 1. Visit a corn maze About an hour and a half north of downtown and just south of the Wisconsin border is Richardson Adventure Farm, home of the world’s largest corn maze. The place is more than a maze, there is a petting zoo, giant slides, bounce pillows, ORB… [Read More]
It isn’t every day you have the opportunity to play tourist in your own backyard, so when Loews Chicago approached me about trying out their “Urban Explorer” package, I jumped at the chance. Designed for families, the package encourages hotel guests to get out and explore Chicago like never before. The program is designed to keep children entertained while navigating the major attractions of the Windy City, which isn’t always an easy task.
When our family moved to the Chicago area ten years ago, we were pleasantly surprised by the wealth of kid-friendly activities the city has to offer. Chicago almost feels like a city built with children’s entertainment in mind. From the Lincoln Park Zoo to the Museum of Science and Industry, the city offers destinations for children of all ages, which makes it a perfect destination for a family getaway.
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin is a resort town located an hour and a half north of Chicago and an hour south of Milwaukee. In the summer, the town welcomes visitors coming to sail and swim on Geneva Lake, relax in their lake houses, or stroll down main street. Lake Geneva’s population hovers around the 7,700 mark, but on busy weekends the sidewalks swell with visitors. The winter is much quieter, with the exception of Winterfest, when tens of thousands of visitors gather to enjoy the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition and celebrate winter in earnest. This year the festival runs from February 3 through 13th, so if you haven’t been, there’s still time to go and have a fun time with your… [Read More]
If you’re visiting Chicago or live in the city or suburbs, I would highly recommend making time to visit the suburb of Rosemont. While tiny in population, the village certainly doesn’t lack for entertainment, restaurants, or shopping opportunities. Long popular as a convention destination, the village is celebrating its 60th anniversary so there will be a lot of excitement this year. Rosemont has an abundance of upscale hotels, the state-of-the art Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, the Allstate Arena, and the Rosemont Theatre. It is also home to the Fashion Outlets of Chicago and MB Financial Park, a one stop dining and entertainment center.
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The InterContinental Hotel Chicago is family friendly luxury right in the heart of downtown. Originally built as a men’s athletic club in 1929, the hotel was purchased by InterContinental Hotels in 1988 who immediately set to renovating while maintaining the building’s historical character. When visitors step into the four story lobby, they are instantly transported to a place of luxury and glamour. With doors that lead directly out to Michigan Avenue, the hotel is accessible to anything you could want in the city. Families desiring an upscale hotel with friendly staff, spacious and luxurious rooms, and a top notch location will not be disappointed by the InterContinental Hotel Chicago. InterContinental Hotel Chicago I recently had the opportunity to visit the InterContinental Hotel… [Read More]