From the best playgrounds to the best beaches to the most stroller-friendly strolls, we've got everything you need to know to make the most of Chicago's summer season.
Looking for some fun summer activities? Well, here are 101 ideas we think will help you enjoy the season.
Looking for a quick getaway from Chicago? Here are ten short summer vacations we recommend for your family to enjoy.
Looking for a quick summer getaway? Stay close yet have a break just a few hours away from home. Here are a few of our suggestions for close yet fun and family-friendly destinations.
Ah, summer in Chicago. If it seems like there's a fair or festival every week somewhere in the city and suburbs, that's because there is. But you can't be everywhere, and little feet are good for only so many steps, so we've picked our ten not-to-miss summer fests.
Want to splash around without carrying the beach gear? Take the kids to one of Chicago's sprayparks for a quick cool down. Here are our picks for the five best water playgrounds in and around the city.
Twenty-six miles long with 31 beaches, the Chicago lakefront has a spot that should fit every family. Want to enjoy the beach but your toddler would rather splash in a fountain? Check out 63rd Street Beach. Looking for both sand and shade, with a place to light up a grill and spend the day? Visit Montrose Beach - a family hot spot. Is your beach day not complete without that daquiri? Head to North Ave. Here are our favorite beaches, just in time for the warm weather that must be just around the corner.
Sure, the playground you love and visit most will be the one closest to home, but isn't it nice to know wherever you travel with kids in the city, you'll be near a spiffy public playground to sweeten the outing? There are more than 500 playgrounds in Chicago. What's your favorite?
With a record number of 90-plus degree days this summer, and more predicted, sometimes you just have to head indoors. Here's our pick for nine of the best spots in Chicago and the suburbs.
Keep your wallet as full as your schedule this summer with these 10 free destinations - plus tips for what to do when you get there.
Shake up the traditional marshmallows and hot dog roastings for some more fun and healthy campfire foods. We have three different menus for you and your family to enjoy as you eat under the stars.