While the word family is often equated with the word suburbs, this doesn’t mean your family has to miss out on any aspect of city life.   The hustle-bustle of cities can be a great place to find activities and areas that appeal to both kids and parents.  If you’re looking for a family-friendly area that exposes your kids to the best the city has to offer, look no further than Aqua, located in Chicago’s stunning Lakeshore East neighborhood.

 

The 87-story Aqua, 2011’s International Property Award winner and 2009’s Emporis International Skyscraper of the Year, is the perfect place to immerse your family in learning, nature and Chicago culture.  Whether you find your home in one of Aqua’s gorgeous apartments or parkhomes or simply spend a few days in its luxurious Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, the options for family entertainment are limitless.  Aqua is composed of 110,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor entertainment options, including shops, cafes and restaurants.  The complex puts a major focus on green initiatives, ensuring the best for your family.  Magellan Development, the company behind the Lakeshore East neighborhood, also sponsors frequent, inexpensive events for its residents and guests, such as a “build your own pizza” workshop for kids.   

 

Aqua’s surroundings are arguably just as remarkable as the building itself.  The Lakeshore East neighborhood is right in the heart of Chicago’s most famous cultural centers, making it virtually impossible to run out of things to do.  Take your family to a show at the Chicago Theatre or head over to the Field Museum to look at Sue.  The Magnificent Mile offers Chicago’s best shopping, whether it’s for your kids or yourself!  Since the Aqua is just steps from Millennium Park, the numerous festivals and concerts that take place there, as well as the ice skating rink, are also great options for family fun.

 

Perhaps the most kid-friendly aspect of Aqua, however, is the park at Lakeshore East.  This 6-acre park contains lighted water gardens, a children’s playground (with shaded benches for parents!), and a fenced-in dog park, providing a beautiful, natural space that your entire family can explore and enjoy. 

 

So if you’ve shied away from the city previously, now is the time to stop.  Aqua places the best of Chicago at your family’s fingertips and is a safe, healthy place to experience city life. 

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