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Family Vacation

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Family Vacation

We are thinking about taking a vacation to Chicago but we've never been and don't know what to do there. We have a family of 4 - two adults and two teenage girls. We enjoy watching sports and going to theme parks but I don't think there are any theme parks in Chicago. Is there anything fun/interactive to do in Chicago? Please help!

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1. Re: Family Vacation

The city has plenty to offer, Cubs and White Sox games, lakeside activities, shopping, theatre, museums and architecture tours.

Check the link at the top right or www.explorechicago.org and www.choosechicago.com. For concerts, plays and other happenings, check www.chicagomag.com or www.chicagoreader.com. For transit info check www.transitchicago.com. It has maps and a trip planner and how to track trains and buses with your smart phone.

If your dates are flexible, you'll be able to find the best hotel deals. Chicago is a big convention destination, so hotel rates fluctuate a great deal.

After you do some research, come back and post some more specific questions and you'll get much better info.

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You do have to do your own research, we can't plan itineraries for you. But it's a wonderful city, particularly in summer. From renting bikes along the lake, to beach volley ball to zoos and museums and shopping and eating, you certainly won't be bored.

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Look at "things to do" and type your and your daughter's interests in the search engine. We really can't guess what you would enjoy so do a little research and get back to us.

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Navy Pier has a few rides and lots of teeenagers. You can rent bikes and ride on the lakefront. There are several very nice beaches. There are boat tours of the river or lake. You can go to the top of the Sears Tower. You can kayak past the high-rises on the river.

http://chicagovisitor.net/

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theme park near chicago (need to rent a car).....

www.sixflags.com/greatAmerica/index.aspx

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Teens love going to see the Blue Man group show which is interactive. Going to the top of Willis Tower the tallest building in the US is always impressive. Bike rentals or Segway tours along the lake front. Window shopping up and down Michigan avenue and at water tower place. Or the Macy's store on state street. The largest store in this country.

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