Kid's Day on The Mile
A family vacation is all about making memories and spending time together. Check out a few family-friendly destinations as you plan a Kid's Day on The Magnificent Mile Mile!
Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel
505 N. State Street
Missing your pet at home? The Palomar Chicago offers a “Guppy Love Program” where staff deliver and care for a pet goldfish in your guestroom.
Kids and parents can look forward to their stay with special amenities designed for kids. Upon arrival, kids are greeted with a special welcome gift for their enjoyment! Everything from swimming pools, family-friendly dining, bunk beds, Kids' Happy Hour mocktails, animal bathrobes, hula hoops, and accredited babysitting is available during your stay.
You and your family will be conveniently close to The Magnificent Mile and some of the best family-friendly stores and attractions.
American Girl Place
835 N. Michigan Avenue
Step into the American Girl Place, the store that makes every little girl’s imagination become a reality. Enjoy shopping for matching outfits and accessories, then head over to the hair salon where you can pamper your doll with a new do! Sit down for a meal at the American Girl Place Cafe, a space that invites girls, dolls, and their loved ones to enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner or afternoon tea as a family. You and your doll are bound to leave the store in style!
Museum of Science & Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Drive
Learning has never been so much fun! The hands-on attractions at the Museum of Science and Industry are interactive and educational.
Explore and calculate your way through the Numbers in Nature mirror maze; then descend down into a “working” coal mine where you can discover, hear, and see what a day-in-the-life of a coal miner was like. Play around in the Science Storms Exhibit where you can make your own rainbows, step into a tornado, release a hot air balloon and create lighting!
The museum regularly features special exhibits, as well. No matter what you choose to see and do, you are sure to enjoy and learn together!
600 E. Grand Avenue
A trip to Chicago wouldn't be complete without visiting Navy Pier, Illinois' most popular attraction! Surrounded by the beauty of Lake Michigan, there are many activities for the whole family to enjoy.
The new 196-foot Ferris wheel is open for visitors to enjoy year-round. Make sure to catch a view of the skyline from the top of one of the six tallest Ferris wheels in the USA. Enjoy a variety of family favorites at the newly-renovated food court. And if you're looking to sit down and relax, take advantage of the IMAX Theatre where you will find Chicago's largest movie screen; or explore the Dinosaur expedition and kid’s town at the Chicago Children's Museum.
After a busy day of shopping and exploring during your Kid's Day on The Mile, sit down for a family dinner. We recommend a meal that is both delicious and easily shareable. Be sure to check out one of Chicago's famous pizzerias with locations all around The Magnificent Mile.
Chicago Sports Museum
835 N. Michigan Avenue
Jump right into the playground for sports fans at the Chicago Sports Museum. The Chicago Sports Museum combines high-tech experiences—including skill challenges and simulated experiences—with unique sports memorabilia and an impressive collection of game-used treasures and other artifacts. Find out how you measure up against Chicago sports legends, announce a game like Harry and study the science behind the games with interactive exhibits.