Out and About
Inspired by Chicago’s own lord of the dance, Michael Flatley, and his Riverdance partner Jean Butler,
Off to the races
From your child’s first "Vroom! Vroom!" as he pushes a car, the fascination with cars and speed
Forget the seven wonders of the world. Illinois’ seven wonders are easy to find and best of all, are family-friendly.
Take me out th the (minor league) ballgame
In homes across the area, spring means baseball, the season when hope, once again, springs eternal.
Think spring think green
With the "green revolution" upon us, local families can take heart. Despite Kermit’s words to the contrary, in Chicagoland, it’s easy to be green.
Monkeying around in Rockford
Calling all sick sock monkeys—Sockford General Hospital is open for business March 8 and 9.
To catch a smelt
Oh, the wonderful smells of spring: tulips, rain and of course, a local favorite—smelt.
Nature and history combined
Looking for a hands-on museum where kids can learn about Illinois history, Indians and nature? A place where they can discover the inside of a wigwam, touch furs and learn to trade just like the region’s ancestors?
Museum free days
Art Institute of Chicago and more
A day on Devon
Take a walk down Devon Avenue starting at Western Avenue
80 Number of years Buckingham Fountain has been open, specifically since May 26, 1927.
Theater for tots to teens
Looking for a way to stop your kids from acting out in your house?
Hit the water
You never want to be up a creek without a paddle when kids are involved, unless you’ve joined one of the many local canoeing and kayaking experts who can make sure you know what you’re doing.
Maple syrup by the treeful
Your family may only use Mrs. Butterworth’s on their pancakes, but do they know where the real stuff comes from?
Spend a day in nature
Poet Carl Sandburg found inspiration at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore for good reason.
Step into the circus
When Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi was a child, the circus was her playground.
Chock full of chocolate
Although most chocolate treats during spring are associated with Easter and Passover
Walk this great beach
Think summer vacation and you might think sandy beaches, a private lake, a pool and splash pad,
Illinois’ answer to the pyramids
If you’re into Native American history, you don’t have to travel far to visit the largest prehistoric Indian site
St. Petersburg isn’t just for old folks anymore
My family and I have been to Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale and Tampa in Florida but
To tour or not to tour? I never debate that question when I’m traveling in the United States,
Miles of fun in the Mile High City
A weekend in Denver sounded intriguing, but I had no idea it would be so much fun.