So, last weekend, the family and I made our way into our new city and acted like total tourists! Chicago has soooo much to offer for families, it's almost overwhelming. Somedays, I just want to do everything in one day, but then remember I live here and can come do all the fun stuff whenever. We decided to visit the Lincoln Park Zoo, which is a free zoo just north of downtown, right on Lake Michigan. It was a very hot and humid day, so I think it's funny that the clouds in the photos make it look cold...... so not the case.
We picked the most perfect day to go to the zoo because I swear we saw every animal with no problem. I don't think I've ever been to a zoo before where all the animals made an appearance. The zoo itself is really nice. It's the most urban zoo I've ever been to, in that right outside the gates is a city. But it was super clean and green, offering all my kid's favorite animals and attractions. And for free, no less. I know I'll be going back with the kids just to have picnics on the grass and to ride the little train. It might be one of our new favorite spots. And just a tip, if you ever have a chance to make it to the Lincoln Park Zoo, unless you are staying within walking distance or take public transportation, you will have to pay for parking, so keep that in mind.
Have a wonderful Monday!!