20 Things To Do In Chicago This Summer

Are you heading to Chicago this summer for a vacation?

Over the last couple weeks I’ve been doing a series of posts about activities to do with kids. Each post features a different city, and some great suggestions for enjoying the area as a family.

There are about a million things that make Chicago great, but all of them can be traced back to the diversity of entertainment. There is literally NO end to the fabulous variety of activities. Summer is an ideal time to visit because of the temperatures and sunshine.

The Windy City has a nice variety of indoor and outdoor options, and all of these are very family-friendly.

Just a few of our favorite Chicago activities!

Here are my top 20 things to do with kids this summer in Chicago:

  1. Museum of Science and Industry
  2. Millennium Park
  3. Architectural Boat Tour 
  4. Taste of Chicago
  5. Maggie Daley Park
  6. Navy Pier
  7. Shedd Aquarium
  8. Children’s Museum
  9. Buckingham Fountain
  10. Skydeck at Willis Tower
  11. Cubs Game at Wrigley Field 
  12. Field Museum
  13. Brookfield Zoo
  14. Adler Planetarium
  15. Lake Michigan Beaches
  16. Art Institute
  17. White Sox Game at US Cellular Field
  18. Find your favorite pizza place (as in, try a bunch of places!)
  19. DuPage Children’s Museum
  20. Lincoln Park Zoo

**All of the activities listed are within a 1 hour driving radius of Downtown.**

Do you have any additional recommendations for top activities to do in Chicago this summer?

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