Chicago is a great city with a lot to do, not just for the adults, but the kids as well. There are skyscrapers everywhere, plenty of good food, and activities ranging from free and up. I have partnered with Hotels.com to bring you some fun family friendly things you can do while in Chicago, Illinois.
Last summer I spent a mere 24 hours in Chicago. You may be thinking I didn’t do too much in that amount of time. Rightfully so since there is plenty to do, see, and eat in Chicago. So it may surprise you to learn I did a lot. Or it may not because if you haven’t realized already I always do a ton in a short amount of time. Not everyone has the luxury of several days or more in one place. So here is the fun I had in my 24 hours!
There are so many great places to indulge your taste buds in Chicago. Arriving in the morning and being very hungry, we had to find something good to eat. A gentleman working the front desk of Hotel Felix recommend a great place to get breakfast, Yolk. He also informed us that Yolk has won awards and we would not be disappointed.
Deep dish pizza is synonymous with Chicago. Being from New York there has always been a pizza rivalry between the two. So of course being in Chicago I had to try out one of the many infamous places to get great deep dish pizza. I had a ton of recommendations and would have loved to try them all, but the one I did get to try was Giordano’s.
Chicago has an amazing skyline! There are tons of skyscrapers and unique looking buildings. You can see them in many ways, but one of the best ways is by cruising the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Not only do you get the opportunity to take in the beautiful sights of Chicago, but you have the opportunity to learn more about the history of Chicago and its many buildings. There are many cruises to choose from, but I highly enjoyed the Sunset Cruise that Wendella Boats offers.
Chicago has so much to offer in the way of attractions, food, art, and more. One thing that you can’t forget when it comes to Chicago are the crimes that have happened and even more so, The Mob and Gangsters. This is even more interesting when you realize that certain parts of Chicago are named after criminals! I learned this and more on Chicago Crime Tours!