Great ideas for a SUMMER trip to Chicago with the kids. We visited last July and our 9-year olds loved the John Hancock Observatory and the Lincoln Park Zoo. Also, we took an Architectural Boat Tour of Chicago which was way more fascinating for the adults than the kids. Luckily the complimentary lemonade and cookies on board offered up a truce. I would skip Navy Pier entirely. It is as described in the article and I don't need to journey to have a shopping mall food court experience. We found delicious meals everywhere in downtown Chicago. Keep an open mind and wallet!
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