Family Vacations Directory - Illinois

View Illinois family vacation ideas, things to do with kids, and family-friendly hotels with vacation offers.Best Illinois Family Vacation Ideas 
Best places for family vacation fun include:  Grant Park Zoo, Kidpalooza and
Lollapalooza, Abraham Lincoln’s home in Springfield, Navy Pier ChicagoShakes, Museum of Science and Industry, Shedd Aquarium, Six Flags Great America. Create your own urban family adventure in Chicago. Here's the deal! Take advantage of vacation savings with Chicago CityPASS.

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Best of Winter Days on the Farm for Three Generations – Sharing Natural Downtime.

Winter farm stay vacations provide guests with an array of energizing activities from dog sledding and snow shoeing to ice fishing and story time by a cozy hearth. [Read More]

Celebrate the Season - 12 Ways for Families to Share a Winter Wonderland in Chicago.

Twinkling lights and holiday music along with special holiday exhibitions, and annual traditions including Chicago Shakespeare productions, Lincoln Park ZooLights, urban ice skating and family fun on Navy Pier make the holiday season in Chicago magical. [Read More]

US/Canada: Jellystone Park Camping Resorts, Great Family Vacation Spots – Not for the Ordinary Bear.

Looking to lighten up and laugh a little more? Want to camp out and share s’mores or play laser tag with your kids or better yet introduce your family to Yogi Bear? [Read More]

Great Lakes Santa Trains and Holiday Lights - Create Your Own Family Tradition.

From Illinois and Indiana to Wisconsin and Minnesota we have named the best of the season. Seek out the best holiday lights or find a Santa train and climb aboard for the fun. [Read More]

Earth Friendly Family Vacations – Staying Green in the City.

Urban family vacation adventures can be even better by including a stay at an earth-friendly hotel in the city. In the spirit of Earth Day it may be time to plan your green family vacation in the city. [Read More]

Take Your Daughter to the Course Week - Family Fun on the Greens.

July is "Family Golf" month according to the National Golf Course Owners Association and golf courses have special offerings meant to be enjoyed. Checkout our recent discoveries for families. [Read More]

Illinois: Hartford, Creating a Family Vacation Road Trip with Lewis and Clark.

Getting out and doing, as well as seeing the real stuff is energizing for everyone which is why field trip days during the school year are happy days for kids. Organizing a family version takes a little more time but is definitively worth the effort. [Read More]

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Parks and Camping Resorts - Great Places to Camp in the US with Friends and Family.

With summer family vacation time on the radar screen the folks at Jellystone have announced Yogi’s newest family vacation spots - each with a unique personality and all fun, friendly, clean, and service-oriented. [Read More]

Golf Resorts and Destinations in the US with Great Family Golf Benefits.

For us it is always time to golf with kids – the value of fresh air, exercise, and one-on-one time cannot be beat. The National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) has declared July family golf month meaning there are plenty of extra benefits for parents or grandparent who wish to golf with a child. [Read More]

Illinois: Chicago, Irish Music School of Chicago and Chief O’Neill’s Host Family-Friendly Events.

With St. Patrick’s Day on the radar screen, The Irish Music School of Chicago offers extra family fun which includes free traditional Irish music lessons, a St. Patrick lookalike contest, and an easy way to share a bit of Ireland with your kids. [Read More]

Great Lakes Spring Break Family Vacations with Waterparks, Museum Encounters, and a Pizza Party.

Getaway ideas to cure spring fever may be found through the Heartland States. From Minnesota and Illinois to Indiana and Ohio, we have ideas that spell fun. Whatever your family’s passion, we have spring break vacation ideas to fit the quest. [Read More]

US: Smithsonian Affiliates Free Museum Day - Share a Family Adventure.

Smithsonian museums in Washington DC offer families worlds of wonder with awesome artifacts and interactive activities – all for free. But if DC is not in your backyard then who cares? Great news! Each year Smithsonian affiliates celebrate with a free admission day. This year it is September 28. [Read More]

Illinois: Chicago, Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents Shrek - The Musical This Summer.

Adding to the excitement and liveliness of Navy Pier this summer will be a staged version of the TONY Award winning Shrek. It promises to be crazy-fun for everyone. [Read More]

Illinois: Chicago, Family Vacations – Clown Fish, Dinosaurs, and Gnomes in a Garden.

From the beauty of Lake Michigan and Grant Park to the fireboats on the Chicago River, Chicago is an awesome place. The parks are better than ever and the Sears Tower is still a thrill when it is not in the clouds. [Read More]

Illinois: Route 66, Family Vacation Idea - A Roadtrip Across America.

From Chicago to LA more than 2,400 miles the route weaves through remarkable places with effortless formality. It is the road that inspired songwriter Bobby Troup’s famous lyrics "get your kicks on Route 66...." [Read More]

Illinois: Chicago, Museum of Science & Industry – “Science Storms” Amazing Family Fun

Be blown away by a 40-foot tornado swirling before you. See bolts of lightning crack over your head. Trigger an avalanche. Unleash a tsunami wave. Science Storms at MSI is a wild ride of family fun. [Read More]

Illinois: Chicago CityPASS Family Vacation Ideas-Sea Otters, NASA Missions, and a Submarine.

With a CityPass booklet it is easy to create your own urban adventure. Just add deep dish pizza, a trip to Navy Pier, and a Chicago Shakespeare Theater show and let the vacation memories happen. [Read More]

Illinois: Chicago, Grant Park Showcases Lollapalooza and Kidapalooza.

Sharing music with your kids has its own rewards and Lollapalooza in Grant Park is the place to do it.This year bands converge on eight stages in Chicago’s Grant Park from August 3-5. [Read More]

Illinois: Springfield, Family Vacation Ideas – Mrs. Lincoln’s Attic, Ghost Walks, and a Trolley Ride.

Solidly linked to the life and times of Abraham Lincoln, the Springfield is a remarkable family vacation spot showcasing plenty of history and offering modern day fun as well. The size is manageable – not overwhelming or exhausting, and the cost affordable. [Read More]

Illinois: Springfield, Happy Birthday Mr. Lincoln – Living History, Storytelling, and Theater.

Plan to take part in a grand birthday celebration which spans throughout the year as Springfield conveys the spirit of The Lincoln Bicentennial 2008-2010. No single location has a greater story to tell and they tell it well. The city has carefully preserved Lincoln’s sites and has plans set to celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s birthday like no other city in America. [Read More]


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FAMILY VACATION IDEAS
Hotel Arista - Naperville, IL

Offering luxury rooms and suites for modern travelers. [Read More]

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Destination - Chicago, Illinois

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Pheasant Run Resort - St Charles Illinois

Pheasant Run Resort in St Charles Illinois is the perfect Chicago resort for your weekend family fun. [Read More]

Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort - Utica, IL

Discover a magical family getaway just beyond the glow of Chicago. [Read More]

Best Western University Plaza - Evanston, IL

Just blocks from Lake Michigan and Northwestern University with easy access to Downtown Chicago. [Read More]

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Hyatt Regency - Chicago, IL

Conveniently connected to Illinois Center, minutes from Magnificent Mile and steps from Lake Michigan. [Read More]

Illinois Farm Stays - Connect with the County Life.

Share simple things with your kids. [Read More]

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Illinois: Yogi Bear's Jellystone Camping Resort at Pine Lakes

Family vacation deal - book a week and get one night free or reserve two nights and save 10% on the second night. [Read More]

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