Chicago with Kids Highlights

Chicago is one of my favorite American cities. Although I went to Northwestern and I’ve spent quite a bit of time in and around the city, I was completely blown away on my last visit by the quality of the development and renovations to parks, buildings, and recently, the riverfront walk.

The main attractions in Chicago are accessible via walking, public transportation, and taxis. Although the city overall is enormous, it’s easy to navigate. The heart of the city is urban, although, the vast lakefront development, as well the parks, provide excellent opportunities to be active with kids.

Oscar Meyer Weiner Mobile in Chicago

Our friends at Trekaroo had their KidsMobile stop in Chicago last week.  Here’s a summary of the great tips and advice from moms around the country.

First up, Minnemom shares how to have Fun in Chicago with Young Kids. This is a mom extraordinaire who has traveled through big and small towns all over the midwest with her 4 kids.  If you need advice about how to have a lifestyle of travel with a large family, she’s your go-to gal and you can follow her adventures on her fantastic blog: Travels With Children

Amie O’Shaughnessy of Ciao Bambino brings us some Family-friendly Tips from a Local Mom for Exploring Chicago. Ciao Bambino is a one of Trekaroo’s favorite partners because we share a common passion – inspiring families to travel. Ciao Bambino provides vetted reviews of the best accommodations when traveling with children of all ages around the world.

Free and Cheap Entertainment in the Suburbs of Chicago – sign me up!  The bargain hunting mom behind Bargains Rock has no hesitation sharing her best finds in her home town of Chicago. She’s passionate about saving money and loves passing on good deals to her blog readers.  If you like deals too, be sure to bookmark her blog.

Bridget Stern also has a list of the Best FREE attractions in and around Chicago. Bridget works with families day in day out capturing the most wonderful photos of children and families as a professional photographer.  She is also an active mom who loves exploring with her daughter.

To see great pics and read about their family’s adventures, hop on over to Bridget Stern’s blog.

Other Chicago Resources:

Next stop, we’ll be heading to Seattle, Washington for another big launch the week of Halloween.

KidsMobile_jumponThe Trekaroo KidsMobile is a blog carnival with a twist.  It’s designed to provide a unique opportunity for mom and dad bloggers to be featured on Trekaroo while

1) expressing their unique point of view

2) getting a web of link exchanges.

Join us for one of our next stopovers.

 Photos by Amie O’Shaughnessy

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