Road Trips for Families in the Chicago Suburbs

Looking to go on a day trip or take a road trip with your family? We have insider tips and ideas for you! Simply click on the titles to be taken to articles full of useful info and reviews.

Kid-Friendly Destinations in Appleton, Wisconsin
Find out about Building for Kids Children’s Museum, History Museum at the Castle, Butterfly Garden of Wisconsin, where to eat, where to stay, and other places the whole family will enjoy.

A Day Trip or Weekend in Champaign Urbana
Places to go, things to see, where to eat, and where to stay in and around Champaign-Urbana.

Road Trip: Sheboygan, Wisconsin, An Outdoor Lover’s Dream
Get the inside scoop on the Breaker Bay Water Park, waterfront, children’s museum, Bookworm Gardens, where to eat, Blue Harbor Resort, and more.

The Best Things to Do with Kids in Branson, Missouri
Branson offers families a connection to the outdoors with boating, biking, golfing, hiking, fishing, cave exploring, and swimming. Read Kristen’s review for all the details.

Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort
Overview of the grounds, waterpark, attractions, and activities.

5 Tips for Hiking Starved Rock with Kids
Going to Starved Rock with kids? We have expert tips to make your trip smooth and enjoyable! What to bring, when to get there, where to go, and more.

A Day Trip to the Bristol Renaissance Faire
A day trip to the Bristol Renaissance Faire is a great way to make memories with your kids (and take a trip through history!)

A Visit to Phillips Park Zoo in Aurora
At the center of Phillips Park in Aurora, the Phillips Park Zoo has great animal exhibits, a free splash-pad and a large playground.

Day Trip to Glencoe Beach
Glencoe Beach, on the beautiful north shore of Lake Michigan, is a family-friendly beach. Here are some tips on making the day fun for all.

Day Trip: Albanese Candy Factory Tour + Taltree Arboretum in Valpo IN
Nature, trains and candy?! Sounds like a great day to me (and my kids). Here are some tips and suggestions for this fun day trip!

How To Get To Maggie Daley Park (from the suburbs) + Review
Maggie Daley Park is fun for all ages and getting there can be an adventure too! Check out many ideas for how to get there along with a review of the park.

True Toddler Life: I Took a Toddler to the Art Institute of Chicago
Get tips on how to successfully take your toddler to The Art Institute and find out where to go once you get there.

Day Trip: Tulip Time in Holland, Michigan
Beautiful tulips, entertainment, arts and crafts, and more at Tulip Time in Holland, Michigan. Get the family-friendly festival details here.

Fruit Picking at Springhope Farm
Looking for a farm that does u-pick peaches? Springhope Farm is a family-owned farm with a family-friendly environment.