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Run Away & Join Midnight Circus in the Parks

Find out which Chicago parks are hosting a family-run open-air circus that your kids will flip for!

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Must-Have Memberships to Fit Every Chicago Family’s Interests

Chicago’s museums and playspaces have really stepped up for us by providing virtual content for our remote learners. . . so let’s do them a solid and support them right back this Christmas.

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Our Best Family Activities for Winter in Chicago

Resist the temptation to hunker down in your PJs and enjoy these fun things to do in Chicago this winter.

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100 Things to Do with Kids in Chicago

Some would say it’s the best city in the world and we agree, with only a slight bias. Let us present our irrefutable evidence for why you should give Chicago big-big love.

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Not Fake News: Fascinating Facts About Chicago That Every Kid Should Know

We bet some of your favorite foods and gadgets were invented right here in Chicago. Know what they are? We’ll tell you. . . and give some fun facts, too!

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Best Museums for Chicago’s Curious Kids

From museums that focus on the moon and stars to ones that take you to the deepest depths of the ocean, Chicago has you covered We’ll tell you about them all!

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Best Ways to Use Up Every Last Drop of Summer

School bells are ringing around the corner, but no sweat, we’ve brainstormed ways to make the most of our not-so-endless summer.

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The Ultimate Summer Bucket List for Chicago Parents

Yay, summer! It’s prime time to explore all that Chicago has to offer, from cool temporary exhibits to cheering on dragon boats.

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Squeeze in a Summer Staycation at These Hotels with Amazing Kid Amenities

Skip the airport security lines and make your next family vacation a super suite staycation at hotels with everything from pools to bikes for borrowing.

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One Thing You MUST Do in Every State with Kids

How many can you check off the list?

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The Best Ice Cream Shops in Every State (Plus D.C.)

We’ve got the scoop on the best 51 places to get your fix of frozen goodness.

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Act Like a Tourist in Your Own City

From cruising the waterways to city views in the clouds, we’re here to remind you of just how cool your city is.

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Cool Airbnb Rentals for Chicago Families

See ya another year, airports! Make your next staycation memorable with a family-friendly Airbnb vacation rental the kids will adore.

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Ice Cream Parlors to Grab Summer’s Go-To Treat

Ice cream-eating weather is here! We’re screaming. Are you? Cool off and celebrate at charming, old-fashioned parlors or new-ish sleek spots.

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Fourth of July Events That Sparkle & Shine

Stars, stripes and so much fun. Soak it all up this Fourth of July, when our country turns 245 years young.

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The Lights of the Big City Await at These Downtown Rentals

Massive parks, museum exhibits, highrises for days and every type of restaurant are just a few of the things you’ll find on your next city vacation!

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Ahoy, Captain! Explore Chicago’s Waterways on a Family Boat Cruise

Hit Chicago’s waterways for a bit of adventure, history, architecture and great storytelling with one of these river and lake touring companies.

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Exciting Ways to Explore the Chicago River

It’s winding, wonderful and even a bit wacky. The Chicago River is tons of fun for kids. We’ll show you why.

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Pride Month Activities for Chicago Families

Love is love! Chicago traditionally celebrates BIG during June’s pride month. . . get the scoop on what events are still a go for 2021!

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15 Amazing Resorts & Hotels That Welcome Pets

Bring your fur babies along for the ride.

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14 Chicago Mom-Owned Businesses to Support This Mother’s Day (and Beyond!)

Much like many of you, these Chicago women are balancing careers and raising kids. . . read about mom-owned businesses you can support this Mother’s Day (and beyond!).

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10 Trailblazing Women Who Changed Chicago

International Women’s Day is March 8th! Let’s celebrate the incredible women in Chicago’s history who have shaped our city.

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Party Hearty! Best Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day Weekend as a Family

Make Valentine’s Day memories at home or out-and-about in Chicago’s great outdoors. What’s not to love?

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Laugh in the Face of the Cold & Enjoy Winter in Chicago

Stay in your cozy stretchy pants if you want…or get outside and make the most of a wintry day in Chicago!

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Happy New Year! 18+ Family Activities to Kick Off 2021

It’s a new day and even better, a new year is here. It’s yours for the taking, make it the best yet—we promise to help!

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Get the Scoop on What’s New at Chicago’s Children’s Museums

Chicago museums have really stepped up to the plate since March developing content and resources to address the evolving needs of Chicago families.

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100 Things to Do in Chicago Before the Kids Turn 10

You better get hoppin’! From essential city experiences to hidden finds, these to-do’s to check off before Junior turns 10 will find a special place in your heart.

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Get to Know Your City with This Chicago-Themed Scavenger Hunt

Running low on ideas for fun summer activities? We’re here to help! Download this Chicago-themed scavenger hunt and let the games begin!

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Free & Discounted Museum Days to Jot Down

Did your 2020 resolutions include visiting more museums? How about staying on a budget? Score! You can tackle both at once.

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15 Reasons Chicago Makes the Perfect Family Vacation Destination

Planning a family vacation to Chicago? Here are the must-see attractions and destinations for kids families in the Windy City.

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Dream Day! Inspiring Ways to Spend Your MLK Day

Spend the day off school learning about Dr. King’s legacy at these fun and educational events around town.

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A Sensory-Friendly Aquatic Presentation and Other Inclusive Activities

We’ve got the scoop on autism-friendly performances, resources and other low-key spots to get out and about with your special needs child.

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Holiday Train & Sleigh Rides to Jump Aboard Now

Oh, it’s lovely weather for a sleigh (or train) ride together with you! Here’s where to catch a lift on the rails or over snow-covered trails.

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The Best Destinations for Multi-Generational Family Vacations

Planning your own multi-gen trip with you, your parents and your kids is a chance to make epic memories that both your kiddos and grandparents will cherish forever.

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Up, Up, Up! Get a Bird’s Eye View of the Holiday Lights

Buckle up for a holiday lights tour like no other—from 1,200 feet above the crowd.

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An Insider’s Guide to Chicago’s Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

Get the lowdown on the always-fabulous Magnificent Mile Lights Festival . . . and then add it to your family’s holiday agenda.

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