Indoor Activities - Just in Case
Plan for the Weather During your Chicago Stay
There are plenty of outdoor activities in Chicago that rely on the weather, so take into account the average monthly temperatures when planning a trip. While many of Chicago's parks are open year-round, a walk in the pouring rain might not be how you envisioned your Chicago vacation.
Fortunately, there are many indoor activities that can be enjoyed no matter what the weather in Chicago is like. Indulge in some top Chicago shopping at one of the many indoor malls. Gurnee Mills Mall, Woodfield Mall, and Water Tower Place are all cozy places to spend a wintry afternoon.
Another great indoor activity perfect for bad Chicago weather is to visit one of the many Chicago museums. Make sure to check out the wonderful exhibits at the David & Alfred Smart Museum of Art, the Chicago History Museum, and the Museum of Science and Industry - the largest science museum in the western hemisphere! If you weren't planning on going to a museum in Chicago (or maybe just didn't budget for one more on your trip) or even if you did, be sure to take advantage of the Chicago Museum Pass so that you can save 25% on four museums in Chicago! If it rains all day, your time will not be wasted here.
Weather-Proof Kid Activities
When it rains, it pours! A little rain can put a damper on any vacation, especially one with the kids. But don't despair! There are plenty of indoor kid-friendly Chicago activities to entertain. The Chicago Children's Museum has a great selection of interactive exhibits and educational programs to make learning fun! And a trip to the American Girl Place is a dream come true for any little girl!