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The 26 best things to do in Chicago with kids

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The top spots for families in the Windy City

Chicago’s world-famous architecture and cultural offerings make it one of the most popular cities in the U.S., but locals will tell you that Chicago is also a great place to live or travel to with kids.

Sure, children and parents alike love the deep-dish pizza, but the Windy City offers everything from top-notch kid-centric theater productions to one of the world’s largest aquariums. It’s also a relatively easy city to navigate with kids, especially because many of the main attractions are concentrated in Chicago’s downtown.

To highlight everything that Chicago has to offer, we’ve scoured the streets to find the best activities for parents and children of all ages. Whether you’re a local or a first-time visitor, here are the 26 best places in Chicago for families and kids.

Please note that the map points are ordered from north to south, not in any ranking.

Traveling to other cities with your kiddos? Don’t miss Curbed’s maps of the best family activities in Washington, D.C., Boston, Detroit, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Miami, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, New Orleans, Austin, and New York City.

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