Posts Tagged: Chicago Family Activities

Chicago Hop On Hop Off Bus Tours and More

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Which Chicago Bus Tours Are Best

This post reviews and compares the many different Chicago bus tours, double-decker hop-on, hop-off, gangster and more, which are available to you. Chicago has several excellent bus tour companies that offer a variety of full service and hop-on, hop-off trips around the windy city!  Most of these services are very highly rated, so you can […]

Chicago Navy Pier Things to Do

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This post is a guide to things to do and see at Chicago’s Navy Pier, including free things, and have included a self-guided tour and map to help you find your way around.  We also list boat tours that depart from the pier and bus tours that make stops here. Be sure to check out […]

Free Chicago Museum Days 2018

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This post lists the days that Chicago museums offer free or pay-what-you-wish admission. Visiting museums in Chicago can be a really fun activity for you and your travel buddies to enjoy the city while indoors. We have some really great museums filled with artifacts, art, science, and sea-creatures. Many of the museums in Chicago have […]

Lincoln Park Zoo | Lincoln Park Conservatory

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Zoo Tiger

Within Lincoln Park you can find two great free Chicago attractions: Lincoln Park Zoo and the Lincoln Park Conservatory. Founded in 1868, the Lincoln Park Zoo is the oldest free public zoo in the country. The zoo is known for its vast array of animals on display. Nearby is the Lincoln Park Conservatory, founded in […]

Things to do in December in Chicago

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This post is about things to do in December in Chicago.  December brings in winter weather, but also lots of holiday cheer!  There are many festive traditions and cozy events to take advantage of this December in the Windy City! Below you will find our top 10 suggestions as well as a list of family-friendly […]

Chicago Bike Tours and Rentals

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This post reviews and compares the best bike tours and rental companies and other options in Chicago.  One of the best ways to explore the Windy City is on two wheels!  Whether it’s along the many bike paths or over 200 miles of bike lanes, you will be able to see more of the city […]

Museum of Science and Industry

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This post is about the exhibits and how to save money at the Museum of Science and Industry.  While in Chicago, venture down to the museum in Grant Park to “spark creativity and scientific inquiry”. It is worth the bus or train ride to see the building alone, though we have a feeling you’ll love the […]

Chicago Field Museum

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Check out our Chicago Visitors Guide, with budget advice, travel guides, and information about local Chicago attractions “The Field Museum inspires curiosity about life on Earth while exploring how the world came to be and how we can make it a better place.” Have you ever seen a dinosaur skeleton?  How about a mummy?  Have […]

City Pass, Go Card and Other Chicago Attraction Passes

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Chicago City Pass, Go Card and Other Tourist Attraction Passes

This post covers tourist discount passes available in Chicago. These passes can save you money as well as time, but you need a plan to maximize both savings. We have broken down and compared the different passes so that you can make an educated decision on whether any are a good fit for you.    […]

Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium

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Check out our Chicago Visitors Guide, with budget advice, travel guides, and information about local Chicago attractions If you are curious about aquatic life, you’ll love Shedd Aquarium, one of Chicago’s top five attractions! Home to over 32,000 animals, including: river turtles, tropical fish, beluga whales, dolphins, penguins, iguanas, tiny frogs, sea otters, and tiny […]