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Blow the Vacation Blues Away - Visit Chicago
by CL Hendricks

Searching for a big city to entertain, delight and educate? Look no further than the family-friendly "Windy City." A Chicago Family Vacation is perfect for those looking for everything from zoos and water attractions to educational and historical museums and activities.

See the city from a unique point of view. The shore of Lake Michigan features a wonderful way to take everything in. Climb up to the Sears Tower Skydeck or gaze out of the John Hancock Observatory for a complete 360 degree view of this spectacular and famed cityscape.

Take the family to visit Lincoln Park Zoo, one of the oldest and most well know zoos in the country. With more than a thousand animals to see and learn about, an entire day can be spent wandering around this preserve. There are games and train rides to keep every member of your group entertained and amused.

A trip to Chicago wouldn't be complete without a stop at one of the areas top Museums. The Museum of Science and Industry is a world famous, child-friendly attraction that features interactive exhibits showcasing everything from the city's origins as a mining town to its storied 20th century past and exciting technology based future.

Check out the Field Museum of Natural History while you're in town. You'll find an exhibit you won't want to miss, Sue, the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton ever found. Educate your family as you explore the Ancient Americans exhibits featuring 800-year old pueblos.

For the art lover in your group a visit to The Art Institute and Museum of Contemporary Art is a must. This is an educational and entertaining option for everyone. Guests can stop at the drop-in art studio where they can interact and work just like a real artist.

Customer Service has designed games specifically to keep families interested as they explore the multi-leveled facility. Catch the Museum of Contemporary Art showcasing some of the most well know modern pieces in the country.

Explore, create and discover the many tremendous opportunities and adventures that await you in The Windy City. From the tallest skyscrapers and cavernous Museums to the best little neighborhood shops and restaurants the Chicago Family Vacation has a little bit of everything.

About the Author

C.L. Hendricks has been a Jill-of-all-trades and become an expert in some. She has also traveled extensively and now writes about travel destinations around the world for Family Vacation Spots and Best Vacation Getaways

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