Item description for Fodor's Around Chicago with Kids, 2nd Edition: 68 Great Things to Do Together (Around the City with Kids) by Fodor's...
Each book focuses on 68 terrific ideas for family days, from museums and puppet theaters to skyscrapers and parks. Written by parents who live in the cities they cover, these books are smart about what kids like--and about what parents need. All the details for planning are included: addresses, phone numbers, admission prices, and age-appropriateness. "Hey, Kids!" info boxes provide fun facts and interesting trivia about the destination, and "Kid-Friendly Eats" features recommend three or four places to grab a bite to eat nearby. Fun to read and easy to use, these handy little guides make it easy to plan an enjoyable, hassle-free day with children in the world's most popular cities. They're perfect idea books for every city parent and grandparent, and indispensable aids for families on vacation.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.15" Width: 4.75" Height: 0.54" Weight: 0.33 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2002
ISBN 0679009132 ISBN13 9780679009139
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Internationally recogized as an authority on the spa experience, Bernard Burt has written articles in national publications and several other travel guidebooks and is the publisher of Spagoer newsletter. He lives in Washington, DC.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Fodor's Around Chicago with Kids, 2nd Edition: 68 Great Things to Do Together (Around the City with Kids)?
Don't let the small size fool you! Jun 29, 2007
I was first surprised that this is a postcard-sized book, but the information packed into it is great. Each page spread lists a different site that is kid-friendly. The top of the page has a quick reference: hours, admission, recommended ages, contact information. Then there's a quick synopsis of the site, along with some "Keep in Mind" info, "Eats for Kids," and "Hey, Kids!" that provide some important details.
I especially like that it give some little hints, such as where to park, arrive early, the layout is set up well for families, etc.
And because it's small, it would be easy to tuck into a diaper bag or backpack for an outing.
The only downside is that it should be updated. With its 2002 copyright, things have changed (admission prices if nothing else). I also wish it included a map of the sites listed, as the addresses don't make a lot of sense to those not familiar with the city.
All in all, though, a good little guidebook.
Good but out of date Jul 31, 2005
This is a great book, but the most recent edition was written in 2002. Therefore, it recommends things that aren't there anymore and omits things that you shouldn't miss. Even so, my 7 year-old enjoyed having her very own guidebook and picked out a number of activities for our vacation from it, including a few (like DuPage Children's Museum) that we would never have found without it.
Very usefull! May 19, 2001
This book is very usefull when visiting Chicago with kids. It has neat ideas and places to go with kids, apart from the traditional Chicago highlights. It made our stay very fun and interesting, we really recommend it!
Sight-seeing made easy Aug 31, 2000
I found this book to be MOST helpful in planning a visit to the Windy City with my children, ages 5 and 9. The book lists over sixty activities found in and around Chicago, and includes prices, age appropriateness, hours, phone numbers, and even kid-friendly eateries in the area. I recommend this book to anyone traveling with children. It is also a great gift idea if you have family or friends living in the Chicago area. Happy Traveling!