- Visit the fun Chicago Kids website for a list of FREE admission dates for the major Chicago museums.
- Purchase a "CityPass," which will give you admission to the most popular of the downtown Chicago attractions. If you're planning to go to all of the attractions, it can be very cost-effective. The attractions below are noted if they are included as an option for the CityPass.
If you need to escape for a few days but don't want to travel hundreds of miles, consider spending a weekend in The Windy City - Chicago! With Chicago being the third largest city in the United States, there are countless opportunities for fun activities, shopping and delicious food! Plus, it is only an Amtrak ride away. Below are some suggestions located in the downtown or Lake Shore Drive areas.