Winter in Chicago can feel long. Luckily, there’s no shortage of fun things to do both indoors and out. From museums to outdoor snow fun and nearby states to visit, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite winter day trips near Chicago to do with kids. These are perfect for that post-holiday stretch when you just need to get the kids out of the house and into a fun winter adventure, whether it's a short drive away or a local activity that takes most of the day.
For more travel guides and winter activities, check out our Chicago Family Travel Guide here.