We just got back from a week long trip to Chitown. The weather was amazing! I was expecting it to be super humid, but it was so pleasant and the nights were cool and breezy! It was an awesome trip spending time with family and making new memories. It was so much fun to meet my new niece, Izzy! The girls loved spending time with her and holding her that by the end of our trip, they kept asking for “one” of their own. Whoa there kiddos!
We didn’t really have much planned this week except for Taste of Chicago which occurs after the fourth of July. It’s a few days of good Chitown eating, and you get to try samples of the food instead of getting a meal portion. But beware, the lines can be long if you go during peak times! They have a great kid zone section full of bounce houses, slides, dancing, a craft area, and much more. All of that is free too!
Our first stop – Navy Pier and the Chicago Children’s Museum. We went on Sunday, and the first Sunday of every month, admission is free for ages 15 and under! Yay! Saved us $28.
There is so much to do at Navy Pier! We didn’t get a chance to go on a boat ride but maybe next year. There was a maze house, shopping area, a carousel, a variety of restaurants, etc.
Next stop was Kohl’s Children’s Museum in the suburbs. Loved this museum! We googled for discount tickets, and came across a $1 off admission which you can find here. There were a lot of kids here because of field trips with their camps, so it got hectic towards the afternoon. Kohl’s website will give you tips on when the best time/day is to visit.
Next stop…Taste of Chicago. Sadly we didn’t take any pics of our food! Boohoo! All I have to say is that if you visit Chicago, you have to try deep dish pizza from Lou Malnatis. Yum!
Then we headed to the Skokie Exploratorium. This is actually at a community center, but it’s a wonderful place for the kids to spend hours playing. Plus, admission was only $5! How do you beat that price!?! There was so much stuff to do for the kids plus a great playground outside and a mini water park.
This climbing apparatus is mega and impressive!!!
And here are some other random photos from our trip…
In law’s backyard. They have a giant mulberry tree, and the kids loved picking the berries off and eating them. So jealous of the lot sizes here!
Welcome Back balloons tied in front of my in law’s home. How sweet are they?!
Bop n Grill yummy goodness. It’s Korean American fusion food, and you gotta try their kimchi fries! This restaurant was on Guy Fieri’s Triple D Show and deserving of it. My hubs knew the owner, and he was so sweet to give us extra food after we already ordered our meal. Everything was delicous!
Our two month old niece! Love her to pieces!
That’s all! We’re still recovering from the trip…haha well, maybe just me. It’s been hard to sleep before midnight, so my body has been paying for it. Can’t wait to visit again.