5 of the Best Chicago Family Attractions

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One of the great things about Chicago as a vacation destination is that there are endless things to do for travelers of all ages.

Dozens of museums and landmarks are fun for kids & parents, & family-friendly hotels and restaurants make your Chicago family vacation all the more convenient.

Shark Week at the Shedd Aquarium

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Deep in the waters of the earth’s massive oceans, more than 300 species of sharks live in a shroud of mystery and myth. From coral reefs in the Indian Ocean to Caribbean Sea, sharks hunt their prey, scavenge for food, and stealthily… [Read More]

Chicago Aquariums and Zoos Discounts

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Chicago might not be known for its wildlife (unless you count the locals), but that doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to get your animal fix during your visit to the Windy City. There are plenty great Chicago Aquariums and Zoos… [Read More]

Top Chicago Sights and Attractions

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The diversity of Chicago attractions means that there’s something for everyone in this vast city where art, culture, history, entertainment, and education intersect. Some of the best museums in the world are located in Chicago, as well as some of the best… [Read More]

Field Museum Discount Tickets

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Situated at 400 South Lake Shore Drive near Chicago Harbor, the Field Museum is the centerpiece of a lakefront Museum Campus that also is home to the Adler Planetarium and Shedd Aquarium. The campus’ three attractions are regarded as among the finest… [Read More]

Shedd Aquarium Discount Tickets

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Experience an enchanting underwater world as you learn about conservation, animals, and their habitat at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago! Shedd Aquarium discounts are available through Smart Destinations’ special discount attraction passes and packages! Come face-to-fins with some of the most beloved… [Read More]

2012 Taste of Chicago Festival

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Summer is all about mouth-watering seasonal food and outdoor family fun. As usual, Chicago is turning up the heat with the Taste of Chicago, “A 4-Star Feastival of Food and Fun.” The famous Taste of Chicago is the world’s largest food festival,… [Read More]

Step into Spring at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier

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This spring, Chicago’s Navy Pier welcomes back the annual Chicago Flower and Garden Show. What better way to say good-bye to winter and welcome in the sweet smells of spring than with a weeklong celebration of beautiful gardens and inspirational demonstrations? The… [Read More]

The Amazing Life of Jellies at Shedd Aquarium

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It seems impossible that any animal could survive without blood, bones, or brains. Yet jellyfish have been gliding through the oceans for millions of years without any of these three “essentials.” In fact, the body of a jellyfish is 95% water! The… [Read More]

Chicago Things To Do With Kids

Belugas at the Shedd Aquarium.

If Chicago doesn’t sound like a great destination for a vacation with your kids, think again! As Chicago is pretty well known for its world-class museums and other adult-friendly entertainment options, its east to overlook (at first glance) the surplus of children’s… [Read More]

Rock-A-Bye-Baby….. BELUGA!

If  you’re heading to Chicago,  you might want to extend your congratulations to the most unique pair of expectant mothers in the city.    Shedd Aqauarium has announced that two female beluga whales,  Puiji (poo-EE-jee)  and Naya (NI-yah) are both  expecting calves… [Read More]