Frank Sinatra said it best, "Chicago is my kind of town...", and truly, it is. Chicago is the perfect combination of a metropolitan city with mid-Western flair. If you are looking for a Big City experience in a clean, welcoming environment, then put Chicago high on your list as a great place to travel with your family. Chicago provides a spectacular nightlife along with world class dining and hotels. A city rich in history and culture, there are many options if you decide to travel with your kids. From the Navy Pier to the Lincoln Zoo and the Field Museum, the family will have plenty to choose from to keep them entertained. Shopping is a must-do activity in Chi-Town. Indulge your appetite along the famed Michigan Avenue for some of the hottest couture available.
Fashionistas who seek the latest can find chic boutiques in areas off the Magnificent Mile like Armitage Avenue, Wicker Park and Bucktown. Of course, there is always Wrigley Field and Soldier Field, sure to satisfy any sports fan's need for nostalgia, no matter who you root for. Breathtaking and internationally recognized architecture and skyscrapers provides Chicago with depth and dimension, creating pockets within the city to explore. If you are bringing a soon-to-be college student with you, be sure to check out the impressive campuses at University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and University of Illinois at Chicago. Future Med students might enjoy a quick look about Rush University Medical Center. Depending on the season, Chicago offers family fun summer festivals, winter wonderlands and crisp, autumn weather. Even better, Chicago is fairly easy to get around by cab, by foot or by public transportation. With so much to do and see, art, culture, attractions and culinary delights; the home town feel makes Chicago a top family destination spot.