We'll make you a deal: If you promise to put down the smartphones and tablets, we promise we've got something even more fun than the next level of Candy Crush. Yes, we swear! You told us your favorite places to play around Chicago, and none of them involved a touchscreen and a couch. Check out these great playgrounds, indoor play places, animal encounters and other ways to explore nature.You might also like:
This beach is pure Chicago fun. With a new harbor, beach with concessions and restrooms and a handicapped-accessible park, there's a little something for everyone. Plus, in addition to great views of the city, visitors will love the public art display of 18 trees painted in vibrant hues along the lakefront.