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January 29th, 2014

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Things to do in Chicago in Summer


Family summer vacation offers at the Essex Inn, Chicago.

There is no place in the world for a vacation like Chicago. With tons of culture, numerous attractions, and a multitude of activities, it is impossible to visit this city and feel bored. Chicago is a fantastic vacation destination for groups of friends, couples, and solo travelers, but has a particular appeal for families. From toddlers to grandmothers, Chicago has enough appeal to wow every member of the family.

Here are some of the activities that families can enjoy while vacationing in Chicago:

Visit the zoo

Lincoln Park’s Zoo is a fantastic place for a family day out.  As an added bonus, entry to the zoo is completely free of charge. Family vacations can easily become very expensive, however a trip to the zoo is a great way of reigning in your budget while still having fun. Animals you will be able to see include African lions, jaguars, meerkats, chimpanzees, pythons, crocodiles, and countless others. A trip to Lincoln Park Zoo is suitable for all ages and can inspire a love of nature and the outdoors in young visitors.

Take a sailing trip

In Chicago, there are several companies that offer sailing trips on Lake Michigan, one of the Great Lakes of North America. Fans of the outdoors will not want to miss out on the fresh air of a sailing adventure. On your trip you will be able to relax while enjoying a family picnic on deck, and take in the stunning scenery all around you. If you’re lucky, you will get a glimpse of the lake’s native wildlife such as falcons and hawks.

Enjoy an immersive theater experience

There are more than 200 unique theaters in the Chicago area, making it one of the best places for performing arts in the country. Many of the shows on Chicago stages are family friendly, and the most popular of them all is the Blue Man Group. This combination of music, art, dance, and comedy is a completely immersive theater experience that will have every member of the family captivated by the performance.

At the Essex Inn, we offer superior family accommodation in the heart of Chicago. Book your stay and create lifelong memories on your next family vacation in Chicago.

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