Chicago is a perfect city for museum hopping in the winter. Kids and adults alike will not be disappointed with the variety of choices available.
If you wear the right clothing, outdoor ice skating is actually quite fun. Some great places to try out the ice include: Millennium Park, the Maggie Daley Ice Skating Ribbon, or the Rosemont ice rink.
When it is not below freezing and there is plenty of snow on the ground, one of the best ways to spend the day is on a sledding hill.
Most people from the Chicago area know about the Wisconsin Dells, and will head there in the winter to visit one of their numerous indoor water parks.
If you have a clear day, head to the John Hancock Observatory or Willis Tower Skydeck for spectacular views of Chicago’s winter wonderland.