Get into spring

Our Going Places guide tells you where to go

After a cold Midwest winter, there is nothing more wonderful than spring. And even more wonderful is getting the chance to get up and get out of the house after being cooped up with the kids inside.

Yes, we indulge in many wonderful winter sports. Still, there is something about being outside in the spring and seeing those first flowers bloom that just makes you smile.

If, as your thoughts turn to spring, you need some help finding out where to go and what to do with those beautiful little people of yours, turn to the spring issue of Chicago Parent Going Places, which hits the streets Feb. 27. Pick up your free copy or check it out online at

This issue, we revel in the thing that makes spring happen—water—from the water tables at our favorite children’s museums to the new water park in downstate Utica.

We have more than 203 ways to get wet in this edition from nearby bogs to nature centers near you to boating and fishing.

We don’t forget that there are a lot of holidays to think of this season as well.

We give you some great ideas for Mother’s Day brunches as well as tips on how to make your Seder interesting for the children. Nor do we forget Easter, with a long list of Easter egg hunts around the six county area.

And don’t forget spring break.

We have a nice roundup of gas-tank getaways that are kid-tested and will allow you to get out of town with the family.

Finally, we give you the goods on the greens on our back-to-basics back page, where we round up the good things that come in green.

We’re having fun putting together the "ultimate guide to family fun" and I think it shows.

After you pick it up, let me know what you think by sending me an e-mail at

Happy spring and don’t stay dry.

Susy Schultz

Kids Eat Chicago

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