Chugga Chugga fun
Train enthusiasts come in all sizes, from toddlers well through adulthood. Luckily, Chicago has the trains to match.
OUT AND ABOUT
From birthday parties to summer picnics to school lunches, few people escape childhood without having at least one
Keep their heads in the clouds
Kids big and small love to look skyward to check out what is in the air up there.
If you’ve ever wanted to get in touch with your Scottish heritage or just want to experience a little
The little field that could
It’s a dream for many baseball-loving kids—and adults—to play in their home team’s ballpark, running the bases,
Your guide to pick-your-own farms
Your kids have probably helped select produce from the grocery store or a farmer’s market.
Meet ice cream’s Italian cousin in Chicago
You may think that ice cream is the perfect ending to a fun-filled, blistering hot summer day,
Chalk it up
Once summer hits, it’s time to take art off of the refrigerator and onto the streets.
Hurray for history
Since 1853, the Graue Mill has been grinding out cornmeal on its traditional stone gristwheel.
Museum free days for the summer.
Fests to tempt the taste buds
Hot dogs, chicken nuggets, mac and cheese—getting the average kid to go beyond the common
Go green at the Green City Market
You probably already know that the Green City Market in Lincoln Park is the city’s premiere
Theater al fresco
The joy and benefits of live theater don’t end when the weather turns gorgeous.
Kids are rockin’ at Millennium Park
Almost every day of this summer—June 3-July 12 and July 16-Sept. 1—the Millennium Park
Fishing with the family
Take a new approach to the outdoors this summer by fishing with the kids.
Learn about scuba in the south suburbs
With an entrance to the world’s largest surface freshwater lake system sitting in Chicago’s backyard,
Big, beautiful bugs
If you’re feeling bugged by all the six-legged creatures crawling around now that the weather is warmer,
Fishing for fun
Looking to get close and personal with some aquatic life without hauling the kids to the Shedd Aquarium?
Soft to the touch
Kids love to explore by touch. Discovering the natural world is no different.
A seaside escape near home
Just off the hustle and bustle that is Irving Park Road, the Galos Salt Cave—the first salt-iodine cave
Indulge your candy cravings
If your sweet tooth demands nothing less than gourmet gummies, jolly jelly beans, cheeky chocolates or perhaps
Traverse City worth the trip
As the mother of three young boys, I had long feared any type of road trip, but when the
The ultimate getaway for fun
Club Med is the original all-inclusive resort and no one does it better.
Carefree travel not spontaneous
In those carefree pre-9/11 days, adults could travel to Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean with nothing
Blueberries and beaches in SW Michigan
Mid-July ushers in this year’s blueberry season. For four weeks blueberries are ripe, juicy and ready
Osthoff Resort offers something different
To me, going on vacation means never having to say I cooked.