View Illinois family vacation ideas, things to do with kids, and family-friendly hotels with vacation offers. 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.
Renaissance festivals and fairs offer the possibility for a great day away from the 21st century. The atmosphere punctuated by entertainment and living history moments creates a carefree experience difficult to duplicate on your own.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for a quick, fun holiday family adventure? From Ohio, Wisconsin, and Minnesota to Illinois and Indiana, find a train and climb aboard. Featured below you will find our favorite train excursions for families.
From Illinois, and Indiana, to Michigan the season looks promising for terrific agri-adventures and quick family getaways.
To add extra value to any family vacation with young children one of the easiest things to do is find a few dinosaurs. Don’t let the big words scare you, just share in learning and fun.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...."
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.
Chicago offers families a multitude of entertainment options – always edgy and fun. From awesome music and art venues in Grant Park to the non-stop fun on Navy Pier the city delivers on the fun stuff.
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.
In terms of effort, time and planning, family reunions are right up there with weddings - easily taking a year or more to ensure a successful and smooth event. A critical first step is finding a location that not only can accommodate groups as large as 100, but can provide one-on-one assistance with all the details.
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.
Located on the Gold Coast within minutes of the Magnificent Mile. [Read More]
The Whitehall Hotel is located on the Gold Coast within minutes of the Magnificent Mile (Michigan Ave.), Navy Pier, Willis Tower, Millennium Park, and many other popular area attractions. Book today and Save! The Whitehall Hotel, 105 E. Delaware Place, Chicago, IL 60611. Phone: 312 944 6300 or www.thewhitehallhotel.com. [Read Less]
Discover a magical family getaway just beyond the glow of Chicago. [Read More]
Nestled in the Starved Rock area of Illinois, Grizzly Jack's is an oasis of relaxation and adventure - a destination where water park fun meets natural wonder. Escape from the big city and enjoy a vacation in the scenic Northwoods at Grizzly Jack's - an unforgettable place to unwind, play, meet, dine and explore with family and friends. Located in Utica, IL, Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort is surrounded by the breathtaking natural beauty, rich history and outdoor adventures of La Salle County. Our family resort is minutes from Starved Rock State Park and Matthiessen State Park. Enjoy rafting and boating on the Illinois River, tee off at Senica's Oak Ridge Golf Club and sip wine at the Illinois River or August Hill Wineries. Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort, 2643 IL Route 178, Utica, IL 61373. Phone: 866 399-3866 or www.grizzlyjacksresort.com. [Read Less]
Just blocks from Lake Michigan and Northwestern University with easy access to Downtown Chicago. [Read More]
Located on Chicago's exclusive North Shore, our hotel is four blocks from Lake Michigan and Northwestern University plus only 12 miles to Chicago’s best attractions. Our moderately priced suites and guest rooms offer warm comforts ideal for families including Sealy Posturepedic pillow-top mattresses, coffee makers, 27-inch television with Web, TV, premium cable, Nintendo video games and movies on-demand. Guests enjoy fitness room, outdoor pool, Continental breakfast, Business Center, and free wired and wireless Internet. Best Western University Plaza 1501 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, Illinois, 60201-4416. Toll-free 866-579-8381, (847) 491-6400 or online.
Conveniently connected to Illinois Center, minutes from Magnificent Mile and steps from Lake Michigan. [Read More]
Just steps away, you'll find the Windy City's most exciting restaurants, shops and tourist attractions including the Magnificent Mile and Willis Tower. Sway to the electrified beat of Chicago blues and jazz greats, take in a show at Navy Pier, shop on Michigan Avenue, or enjoy a day in the park or on the water. Just minutes away, Chicago's historic neighborhoods, like Gold Coast and Lincoln Park.Hyatt Regency Chicago - Vanity, 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601. Phone: 312 565 1234 or www.hyattregencychicago.com. Hyatt Regency Chicago - Vanity, 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601. Phone: 312 565 1234 or www.hyattregencychicago.com. [Read Less]
An upscale Glen Ellyn, Illinois hotel offering business and leisure travelers spacious guestrooms and suites. [Read More]
Experience luxury lodging at the Crowne Plaza Glen Ellyn-Lombard, an upscale Glen Ellyn, Illinois hotel offering business and leisure travelers spacious guestrooms and suites, a fine collection of lifestyle amenities and close proximity to downtown Chicago. Crowne Plaza Lombard Downer's Grove, 1250 Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn, IL. Phone: 630 629 6000. [Read Less]
Offering luxury rooms and suites for modern travelers. [Read More]
Hotel Arista offers luxury rooms and suites for modern travelers with such amenities as complimentary WiFi and iPod dock in every room. Guests enjoy upscale minibar choices and casual fine dining at Sugartoad restaurant. Kindly inquire about contemporary meetings and events space and Chicago area vacation packages. Hotel Arista, 2139 City Gate Lane, Naperville, IL 60563. Phone: 630 579 4100. [Read Less]
Located two blocks from Magnificent Mile in the River North neighborhood. [Read More]
If you appreciate an eye for design and dig a high-tech vibe, you'll feel right at home at ACME HOTEL. Our hotel is downtown Chicago's all new lifestyle boutique hotel alternative, located 2 and a 1/2 blocks from Magnificent Mile in the River North neighborhood. Take advantage of modern amenities like a fitness center, hip services like our Morning Joe coffee delivery and clever add-ons like the Hair of the Dog package. When you lodge with ACME, we'll blow your mind and not your budget. ACME Hotel Company, 15 East Ohio Street, Chicago, IL. Phone: 312 894 0800. [Read Less]
Start your Chicago getaway at our charming Lincoln Park hotel in downtown Chicago. [Read More]
Start your Chicago getaway at our charming Lincoln Park hotel in downtown Chicago. Whether visiting the Windy City for a weekend getaway, family vacation or business trip, Days Inn Chicago offers you and unsurpassed blend of quality and value. The proud two-time winner of the Days Inn Property of the Year Award and Smith Travel Research's 2011 Best Performing Hotel in the Economy Scale, our hotel features beautiful accommodations that range from standard rooms to business class suites with expanded amenities and comfortable living areas. Days Inn Chicago, 644 West Diversey Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614. Phone: 773 525 7010. [Read Less]
Check out our Free pizza package. It's always a hit with the kids. [Read More]
Our hotel features a great onsite restaurant and offer great service and home-style comfort with a serious responsibility to the environment. Our intimate size allows us to offer personalized service of the highest caliber. These elements make us your unparalleled choice for hotel accommodations, fine food and drink and as the site for your next event.
Get the most out of your family vacation, or weekend get-away by taking advantage of one of our value hotel packages.
Crowne Plaza Glen Ellyn,
1250 Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Toll Free Reservations: 877-317-5789 Hotel Direct: 630-629-6000 or www.cpglenellyn.com
If your taking the kids to the theater or to the Aquarium, stay with us. [Read More]
Customize your family vacation with our Chicago hotel packages offered. They feature the best rates on our hotel rooms and include a variety of added services or amenities for special interests.
Hampton Inn Majestic Chicago Theatre District Hotel,
22 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603
Contact: 312.332.5052 | Fax: 312.332.5051
Email: CHITD_Hampton@hilton.com or
See the famous sights of Chicago on a Chicago Trolley Tour when you stay with us. [Read More]
Plan your Chicago family vacation with one of our specials available for the best rates online. Booking directly with us makes sense, as we can offer you the best prices, the most accurate room booking, and the greatest flexibility in case you need to adjust your schedule. Our hotel one the highest TripAdvisor award for hotels near Midway Airport.
Carlton Inn Midway
4944 South Archer Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60632
Reservations: 877-722-7586 Contact: 773-582-0900 or
An Easy Urban Family Vacation - A Family Vacation Idea. [Read More]
From Navy Pier to Grant Park and all around the Loop, Chicago is edgy and energizing and CityPASS makes it easy to formulate an urban adventure plan with your kids. Buy the pass and do the Windy City, it’s as easy as that. The pocket-sized Chicago family vacation coupon book makes the deciding effortless and provides a productive starting point for a family vacation in Chicago. What’s included? The Hancock Observatory, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, Museum of Science of Industry, the Field Museum, and the Shedd Aquarium. [Read Less]