Family & Pets
Chicago has something for everyone regardless of age or activity level. Here are a few activities seniors and their entire families might enjoy during a weekend around town.
Are you planning to get a new dog? Two Chicago experts share some of their tips on how you can housetrain your new pet.
Enjoy the summer weather in Chicago while you still can with these family-friendly activities in and around Chicago.
What do you look for in a perfect babysitter? We talked to a Chicago area expert to get tips on what to look for.
Toddler-friendly activities in Chicago are abundant and here you will find some of the best destinations for both toddlers and parents.
Swimming is a rite of passage during the hot summer days, and the best public pools can be found in Chicago.
As the days are heating up and growing longer, you’ll want to keep the little ones entertained this summer – here’s how to do exactly that, and without breaking the bank.
If you are looking for an exciting paintball experience, give one of these arenas a try.
What are your plans for the Fourth of July? If you’re looking for a place to watch fireworks in the Chicago area, then keep this list in mind.
Day trips can be energizing or relaxing or even a combination of both, taking a day trip can make for memories that last a lifetime. Here are the best day trips from Chicago.
The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois offers many interesting exhibits and educational experiences; this family friendly facility is a must visit anytime of the year.
Get behind the wheel at these go kart racing venues in the Chicago area.
Skate parks can be great places to try new maneuvers without worrying about pedestrians or cars. Here’s where to go in the Chicago area the next time you want to spend some time on your skateboard or inline skates.
Playing a game of tennis on the just right court is extremely important for tennis players, here are the best tennis courts in Chicago and surrounding areas.
Make your own one-ingredient dog treat using this recipe from a Chicago expert.
Taking care of your pets during the summer months in Chicago is extremely important. Marcia Coburn, President of Red Door Animal Shelter, offers her expertise in how to keep your pets cool in the warmer months.
Oftentimes the excuse for not working out is lack of childcare. Check out some of the local gyms in Chicago that provide childcare, and become swimsuit ready while the kids play.
This year, do a little more to celebrate Earth Day than turn off the lights when you leave a room. From trail clean-ups to discussions and hikes, the Chicago area has plenty of events where you can learn how to make a difference.
Chicago’s warmer months can be a great time to have a picnic. Whether you’re taking in the skyline or just enjoying the outdoors after surviving another Chicago winter, there are some picnic areas in the city that stand out above the rest.
Grab your helmets and bottled water for a fun afternoon on a bike ride with your family. From paths in the city to serene rides in forest preserves, the Chicago area offers many bike riding trails for all abilities.