Fall is the perfect time to visit the Windy City, as the Summer heat has died down but the Winter chill hasn't yet hit. Stroll Navy Pier and get a bird's eye view of the city from the top of the Centennial Wheel. For a more Fall-centric experience, the Lincoln Park Zoo hosts its annual Fall Fest during the months of September and October. And, the best part about the Lincoln Park Zoo? It's free! If Chicago's Fall air is a little too brisk for you, animal-lovers will also enjoy a visit to the indoor Shedd Aquarium.
Stay right in the heart of Downtown Chicago at the Loews Chicago. Not only do children under the age of 18 stay for free, but if you left something behind (hello, mom brain!), don't sweat it. They offer everything from cribs, baby bath amenities, and nightlights to family activity guides who will help you make the most of your visit.