Headliners For The 2017 Chicago Air & Water ShowThe Chicago Air and Water Show, presented by Shell and the City of Chicago, will return August 19 and 20 along the lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street, with North Avenue Beach serving as show center from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. daily and is FREE admission.
Family Fun Guide To Lincoln ParkOur family loves taking walks through the eponymous park, a lush expanse of green that stretches along Lake Michigan, just north of the Gold Coast. We also take full advantage of the amazing, kid-directed programming offered by the many area cultural institutions. From the gorillas lounging at the Lincoln Park Zoo to the tasty organic treats at the Green City Market, from a people-sized hot dog at the Chicago History Museum to a hidden water park perfect for tots – you’ll find it all in the historic north side of Chicago neighborhood, Lincoln Park.
Air & Water Show Quick TipsOnce again, the Chicago Air and Water Show is back to celebrate daredevil thrills in the air and on the water at North Avenue Beach and along Chicago’s magnificent lakefront on Lake Michigan.
How To Get To The Air & Water ShowCraning your neck up towards the sky to catch sight of the white, cloud-like end trails behind jets and wishing you were the pilot of one of those giant, metal, flying beasts is usually expected of children, and only children. The Chicago Air & Water Show gives everyone permission—children and adults alike—to look up at the sky and wonder exactly how amazingly rad being a pilot would be. It doesn't matter where you're coming from, this show is worth seeing no matter the distance. To prove this, we've figured out where you need to go to let your imagination fly and how to get there. All you need to do is read below...
Best Hotels For The ShowEven if you're coming from the suburbs, traveling into the city for The Air & Water Show can be a real pain in the butt. Make things easy on yourself by reserving a hotel room; a nice, soft, conveniently located bed to find yourself in at the end of the day. Best part: you don't even have to make the bed after getting up in the morning.
Best Family-Friendly Hotels In ChicagoWhether you are coming in from Ireland, Iowa or Itasca, a stay in a downtown Chicago hotel is a treat. Not just for business travelers anymore, downtown hotels have realized that families flock to Chicago for the theaters, the sights and of course, the shopping, and many have designed great packages with kids in mind. At the end of a busy day of culture, tourism or rampant consumerism – American Girl Place, I’m looking at you – here are some of the best places for families to put their feet up.
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