Best Kid- Friendly Things to Do in Chicago Announced by

Share Article

Traveling with kids is no walk in the park (they would probably complain about a walk in the park). Try one of the many incredible Chicago activities that are fun for the whole family.

News Image
The editors of ChicagoTraveler recommend taking the kids on a speedboat tour, biking around the city, and exploring Navy Pier.

Kids are the lights of our lives, except when they are complaining about being bored while on a family vacation. has come up with some ideas that will keep kids entertained while on vacation in Chicago. Their eyes won’t be glued to Angry Birds while doing one of these incredible things to do in Chicago with kids. The editors of ChicagoTraveler recommend taking the kids on a speedboat tour, biking around the city, and exploring Navy Pier.

Seadog Cruises
Nothing is more thrilling that speeding through Lake Michigan on a Seadog speedboat tour. Parents will find the tour interesting while listening to the facts about the area, and kids will find the ride exhilarating while zooming past the sky high towers of Chicago.

Seadog tours depart daily. The editors of recommend the Lakefront Speedboat ride, or the Extreme ride when booking with kids. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Bike Around the City
Kids can race in front while parents drop behind and talk about the trip. Renting a bike and exploring Chicago is the best way to not only see the city, but tire energetic children. Bobby’s Bike Hike boasts great rental bicycles, from a “Child Tag-a-Long” to junior bikes and tandem options. Bobby’s Bike Hike also does amazing tours, many of which are family friendly and would be perfect for spending a day with the kids.

With many places to explore, the editors of recommend starting off with a bike ride along the Chicago Lakefront trail. Make a day out of it and pack a picnic to bring along. The Chicago Lakefront Trail gives tourists the perfect opportunity to get out in the day and enjoying the view from shore.

Navy Pier
Home to the Chicago Children’s Museum, and a 440- seat IMAX Theater, Chicago’s Navy Pier is home to fun and excitement (especially for youngsters). Draw straws with other parents to determine who will take the kids for the day, and take them to Navy Pier.

From the famous ferris wheel, to rides that rank higher on the barf-o-meter, Navy Pier will have kids excited and entertained.


Chicago is one of the top vacation destinations in America famous for its annual events, popular foods, and architecture and top sports teams. guides travelers to all the best things to do, top places to eat and deals on the best places to stay in Chicago.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Lindsey Skinner
Follow us on
Visit website