Plan your trip to Chicago, Illinois
Regional Population: 2,841,952
Elevation: 179 meters
Time Zone: America/Chicago
Local Currency: USD
Nearby Airports: CHI, MDW, ORD, NOH, GYY, PWK, DPA
The Second City serves up first-class sights, entertainment, shopping and, of course, hearty food.
Broke? Fear not. You don’t need big bucks to enjoy some of Chicago’s best family attractions.
From gourmet to grub, there are lots of choices for families.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust has developed new tours of the architect’s works led by those who know them best: other kids.
Chicago’s top hotels want your family vacation business, and they’ve created the savings packages to prove it.
Visit historical locations and personal favorites of the 44th president in his hometown of Chicago.
On your next family vacation, test your fear and keep your cool on thrilling new coasters and giant water slides across the country.
Stroll some of the best campuses in the Midwest when you taste a deep-dish bite of Chicago.
A College Visit to a small-town, rural campus should focus on different factors than visiting a bustling city campus. Here’s what to know for both.
Amy Hatch gets the scoop from Chicago’s Department of Aviation on how parents can occupy the kids during delays at Chicago’s O’Hare.
Check out these St. Patrick’s Day parades and celebrations around the world to show your love for the Irish.
For those who like local, one-of-a-kind finds, here’s a list of the best boutique shopping cities in the U.S.
Start the holiday season with these fun top family activities including concerts for the kids, a train ride with Santa and chocolate-making demonstrations.
Communities pull out all the stops to celebrate the November holiday with family-oriented parades.
Explore everything from the evolution of the universe to 85 million-year-old dinosaur skeletons at exhibits offered at these natural history museums around the globe.
Be sure to visit the country’s coolest aquariums, where you can play with dolphins and wade barefoot through live marshes.
Many museums nationwide make it a point to be interactive and engaging for their younger patrons.
Families heading to Chicago or Winnipeg in June should look into a special taste of Chicago for kids and the 26th anniversary of Winnipeg’s annual Kidsfest.
Tips for how to navigate the Windy City when traveling with a disabled child.
TravelMuse’s editorial director shares her favorite family restaurant memories from when she lived in Chicago along with some recommended new venues.
Give your kids (or yourself) an education and treat at the same time while touring the factories for Ben & Jerry’s, Jelly Belly, Cape Cod Potato Chips and more on your next family vacation.
Find luxurious bargains that will make the over-50 set happy including a free night at the Four Seasons and a $500 air credit from MSC cruises.
Check out these great deals for family travel in the Windy City, Emerald Isles and the Land of Fire and Ice—plus a new family-friendly program from Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
Can’t afford your dream trip this year? Try these bargain alternative vacations instead.
The economy may be in the tank, but there are some super savings on travel to top destinations to be had. Learn where here.
TravelMuse completes its alpha phase and migrates to its new address. Oh, and we have a new issue too—my hometown, Chicago.