Chicago Weekend Get-Away

April 29, 2011

Chicago has a special place in my heart as I lived close by in Illinois a very, very long time ago (between the ages of 6 and 8)…. I have vague memories of going up the John Hancock building and trying to get my head around the fact that Lake Michigan is actually a lake and not a sea, even though it is so big you can’t see across it.

Luckily enough, Inessa from the lovely blog Diaper Style Memoirs offered to write a post for us with a more reliable version of things to do in Chicago. By the way the Chicago sky line is a watercolour & ink drawing by Comic Nurse on Etsy. Isn’t it beautiful?

Here are Inessa’s tips for a weekend with kids in Chicago:

Chicago is truly a special town.  There are so many things to do and see here for the entire family, a weekend isn’t long enough to experience everything this wonderful city has to offer.  But, a weekend is long enough to get a little taste — a taste that will surely have you coming back for more.


Chicago is a great restaurant town with restaurants to please every palette and every budget.  It’s where the deep-dish pizza was invented and where the Chicago style hot dog was born.   Here are just a few of my favorite places you have to try while you’re here.






Comments (6)

April 29, 2011

I lived in Chicago working as an au-pair when I was 23 and I have to say than it is one of my favorite cities in the world. And specially if you are going with kids. As an au-pair and I had to find great places each week to go with the kids to keep them entertaining and Chicago has a great offer for the little ones. I specially love The Children’s Museum, Sheed Aquarium, Navy Pier, Lincoln Park zoo… The Lake…
It is really an incredible city, I’m looking forward to go there again but this time with my own kid ;).
Thanks for this great guide, it brings back old memories 😉
Have a great weekend.

Courtney in London
April 29, 2011

Thanks Inessa for the great guide! I love the way you wrote it — makes me want to go back to Chicago!
xo Courtney

Esther in Amsterdam
April 29, 2011

Oh, I want to go… But will have to do with the print for now… 😉

April 29, 2011

I would like to put a plug for my neighborhood, Wicker Park. There are several children’s play parks, child friendly restaurants and shops. For grown-ups, there are lots of boutiques, live music venues and bars. There is a family friendly bed and breakfast that has two bedroom and three bedroom apartments, Wicker Park Inn.

April 30, 2011

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May 6, 2011

Great Post Inessa!

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