Chicago gets mighty frosty during winter, making warm summer months the perfect time for families to pay a visit to the Windy City. A good first stop is Navy Pier, where you'll find the Chicago Children's Museum, a Ferris wheel, a carousel, a swing ride, a fun house, miniature golf and more. Some nights, you'll even see the lake lit up by a stunning fireworks display.
If you're looking for something to bring home, the Magnificent Mile has you covered. And while you shop, you'll stroll past famous landmarks and examples of Chicago's definitive architecture. The lower exterior walls of the Tribune Tower are even embedded with stones collected from more than 150 global architectural landmarks, including the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China. If all that walking starts to wear out little ones, hop on one of the numerous sightseeing tours.