Whether you have a child or you’re a kid at heart, you’ll want to take time to visit Chicago’s family attractions—just minutes from Hotel 71, one of the best places for families to stay in Chicago. Our front desk and concierge staff have numerous suggestions for family activities. Head to the Museum of Science and Industry and tour the Science Storms exhibit, ideal for children (and adults!) of all ages. For a special afternoon of shopping, stop by the famous Water Tower Place. Visit American Girl Place—featuring all of your favorite American Girl characters, books and dining in the American Girl Cafe—or stop by The Lego Store for a building adventure.
Within walking distance of Hotel 71 is Navy Pier, the Midwest’s #1 tourist destination. Featuring a 15-story tall Ferris wheel, IMAX Theatre, the Chicago Children’s Museum, shops, gardens and restaurants, Navy Pier is Chicago’s lakefront playground.
This spring and summer, book your family for a Segway Tour (ages 12 and older) and see all Chicago has to offer— from neighborhoods to the lakefront. If you plan to be in Chicago this winter, head to Millennium Park’s ice skating rink, but be sure to visit our hot chocolate bar in Hoyt’s for some homemade brew before you head back to your guestroom.