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Spring Break Guide 2018

Posted on March 21, 2018

Spring Break is the perfect time to turn over a new leaf! Whether you’re planning a staycation right here in wonderful Lincoln Park, are an out-of-towner ready to scope out the city, or are bringing in visitors from around the world- there’s so much to do! Check out our list below of places to stay and fun, family-friendly activities.


Keeping Busy

Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark
Is your child a little historian in the making or do you have budding, inquisitive mind of your own? Spend a day of Spring Break at the History Museum! From activity stations to workshops, students of all ages can connect to the choices and challenges Chicagoans faced as their city grew and developed. It’s a chance to actually touch history!
Check out their exhibitions here.

Diversey River Bowl
2211 W. Diversey
Open at noon every week day, Diversey River Bowl will keep you from striking out on fun Spring Break activities! Enjoy delicious food, like Mac & Cheese Wedges and Chicken and Waffle Bites, adult beverages, and lots of bowling fun.
More info here on daily hours, specials, and pricing.

Kings Dining & Entertainment
1500 N. Clybourn
What do Shuffleboard, Billiards, and Foosball all have in common? They’re all at Kings! Spend the day (or night) snacking on a S’mores Brownie Sundae or a Brauhaus Pretzel and finish off with some games. With daily specials and and convenient hours, you’re sure to find the perfect time to bring the whole family and friends!
Check out their daily specials here.

Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N. Clark
Open 365 days a year and free of admission, the Lincoln Park Zoo is the perfect place to entertain kids and adults alike all day long. Aside from their spectacular exhibits and beautiful grounds, the Zoo has a special activities going on every day! Start the day off at 10:30am by feeding Holstein dairy cows and end it at 2pm while watching seals at the Kolver Seal Pool.
Full event calendar here.

NY Kids Club- Spring Break Camp
2727 N. Lincoln
Looking to keep your youngsters busy over break? NY Kids Club has a Spring Break Camp for kids ages 2.5-6 years old. Their highly skilled educators make sure your children are engaged in activities that are full of fun, exploration, and entertainment! Registration is open for half-day or full-day classes.
Register here.

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon
Are you ready to put yourself in the shoes of a National Geographic photographer or challenge your friends to a bird-like dance off? The Birds of Paradise exhibit at the Nature Museum is now open, bringing to life the extravagant birds of New Guinea. While you’re there, check out their fun daily activities, like a butterfly release and story time, going on everyday of the week!
Full event calendar here.

WhirlyBall
1825 W. Webster
This is not your typical arcade experience. Why? Aside from an expansive food and drink menu, along with bowling and laser tag, WhirlyBall is also home of the game WhirlyBall. Ride around in tricked-out bumper cars with scoops and wiffle balls to play this unique, crazy-fun game.
More info on activities and pricing here.


Home Away From Home

Hotel Indigo Chicago
1244 N. Dearborn
Located in the heart of the Gold Coast, Hotel Indigo is a great place to experience all of Oak Street’s Boutique Shopping, walk to Oak Street Beach, and check out their beautiful in-house art exhibit.
Book your room here.

Hotel Lincoln
1618 N. Clark
With sweeping, scenic views of the neighborhood and rooms artfully decorated with the urban Midwest charm of Chicago, you’re sure to find all you need at this contemporary boutique hotel!
Book your room here.

Inn at Lincoln Park
601 W. Diversey
Travel back in time to the historic Inn at Lincoln Park, complete with intricate oak woodwork, captivating architectural design, and charm reminiscent of the of the 1900s.
Book your room here.

Majestic Hotel
528 W. Brompton
Majestic Hotel has the warmth of home mixed with the grace and elegance of a London estate. Located in charming East Lakeview, you’re sure to enjoy your stay.
Book your room here.

Villa D’Citta
2230 N. Halsted
This Italian Style Bed and Breakfast is situated in a boutique mansion stocked with amenities, and sets the stage for a week of unlimited and unique opportunities.
Book your room here.

White Oak Tavern & Inn
The White Oak Guesthouse features a spacious, four bedroom apartment with skyline views. Find your home away from home in this beautiful Lincoln Park house.
Book your room here.


Searching for more cultural activities (like theatre, music, and film)? Check our our Lincoln Park Spring Culture Guide here.

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