Our guide to Chicago's beachfront

Twenty-six miles long with 31 beaches, the Chicago lakefront has a spot that should fit every family. Read...

 

Experience the wonders of Harry Potter at Universal Studios

Soar over Hogwarts castle, travel by Floo powder, narrowly escape a dragon attack, and be drawn into a Quidditch match at Universal Studios. Read...

 

Meet me in St. Louis, a city full of free fun

St. Louis is one of those cities I always took for granted. But it's a charming city full of freebies.  Read...

 

Air Zoo so much more than hot air

The Air Zoo, less than three hours from downtown Chicago, combines the thrilling history of air and space travel with fun amusement rides. A win all around. Read...

 

Go buggy with the kids

The most important thing to bring out bug-hunting with your kids? An open mind. Read...

 

An introduction to life on the farm in Wisconsin

To give your children a gentle introduction to farm life in the Amish countryside, day camps at Suellen Thomson-Link's Kinkoona Farm, Brodhead, Wis., are just the ticket.  Read...

 

Train-tripping: Brown and Red Line trips for little feet

El trains and neighborhood dining: Knowing your way around both is the mark of a true Chicagoan. Take the kids along for an introductory ride that combines both. Read...

 

Get hooked on fishing this summer

Urban fishing? Yep, it's a real thing, and it's happening all over Chicago this summer. Get hooked! Read...

 

A day at the county fair

There are more than 100 county fairs in Illinois each year. So grab your straw hats and your appetite and hit the road! Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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