Whether your family has visited you in Chicago for the holidays before or this is their first time, each moment spent with them will be special in this beautiful city. To make it less stressful to plan, we put together a list of 10 places to take your family, ranging from tourist attractions to unique spots!
Skate Millennium Park | 201 E Randolph St
Take your family for a spin around the ice rink in Millennium Park. Not only is it located downtown and close to The Bean, it is also a perfect wintry activity to enjoy with your loved ones. Skating is free and open to the public.
Skydeck Chicago | 233 S Wacker Dr
The Ledge, a glass balcony extending four feet outside the 103rd floor of Willis Tower is a thrilling experience your family is sure to enjoy. Offering spectacular views of the city, Skydeck Chicago will not disappoint.
Myopic Books | 1564 N Milwaukee Ave
A true book lover’s dream lies within the walls of Myopic Books in Wicker Park. This used bookstore is wall-to-wall across several floors with books of every genre.
Green Mill Jazz Club | 4802 N Broadway
This classic Uptown Chicago bar is a century-old hotspot for jazz, drinks and more. frequented by celebrities like Charlie Chaplin and Al Capone, Green Mill Jazz Club has something for everyone.
ZooLights | 2001 N Clark St
While most animals will be inside due to the weather, take a walk through Lincoln Park Zoo to see the beautiful display of holiday lights. It is free to wander through the park, though there are ticketed events for you to enjoy as well.
Dusty Groove | 1120 N Ashland Ave
For the vinyl junkie in your family, Dusty Groove is the place to go to find the rarest in vintage blues, funk, soul, jazz, and plenty of other genres. This Noble Square record shop is the perfect spot for any music lover.
iFLY Chicago | 800 W Scott St
It might be wintertime, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take the family skydiving! This Lincoln Park indoor skydiving center will be sure to rise above it all for people of all ages.
Chicago Cultural Center | 78 E Washington St
Another Chicago classic is the Chicago Cultural Center, located downtown. This free attraction sees hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, making it one of the most visited spots in Chicago.
Lightscape | 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe
The Chicago Botanic Garden is hosting a new display of holiday lights and installations for you to explore this holiday season. The mile-long trail is a magical wintry experience for everyone!
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