Planning day trips for the under-4 set means scaling things down to tot-sized capabilities. Thinking a little smaller will boost your enjoyment of the day, empower your little one and, ultimately, help you step out more often.
These three pint-sized outings start from the same Lincoln Park Zoo parking lot hub and are timed to end before momentous meltdowns ensue.
The lakeshore section of Lincoln Park is one of Chicago's best spots for short, cheap trips, all doable in less than a day.
How far can you expect a 3-year-old to walk? "It varies with each child," says pediatrician Dr. Lisa Thornton, "but even a few blocks is on the outside limit." Travel light with one sturdy backpack, but be sure to include:
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