our camping trip along Lake Michigan was spending a morning in Chicago's Millennium Park.
Insider Tip: If you visit early on a weekday morning, it will be far less crowded and great for photos! At 9 a.m., it was just us and a few joggers.
The Big Arrow's favorite was the Crown Fountain. He loved splashing around in the water (even though it was about 60 degrees and windy... kids...)
Insider Tip: If you visit with kids, I highly recommend bringing a change of clothes for them. We learned this the hard way, and Big Arrow spent the 2-hour train ride home with a wet bottom.
I love an oasis of nature in the midst of an urban environment. It gives kids the freedom to run around and be themselves (especially toddlers who love a little bit of freedom), all while the vibrancy of tall buildings and city life surround you. On your next trip to the Windy City, carve some time out for a stop at Millenium Park.
More photos of the Cloud Gate sculpture here, and more photos of Millennium Park here.
If You Visit:
201 E. Randolph Street
Open each day from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
There are parking garages, but the park is served by many El lines, buses, and even has a train station beneath it.
Insider Tip: In 2012, from July 2 to September 2, each day between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., a family fun fest is held in the park.
This post is a part of Photo Friday at Delicious Baby.