Before heading on a tour of Chi-Town, you might want to consider the best ways to get into the city. Many of the best campgrounds in Chicago are an hour outside the city, and oversized parking near downtown is expensive and limited. Campers may want to consider leaving their motorhome at their RV park and use local bus and train services to navigate the city's congested streets.
Once you arrive in downtown Chicago, you'll want to head to Millenium Park, home to contemporary art installations, interactive fountains, and Mirror Gate, one of The Windy City's most recognizable landmarks. For the best views of Chicago, take the elevator up to Willis Tower's Skydeck, a 1,353 foot-tall observation point with glass-floored balconies. Chicago is also home to one of the best art museums in the country, like The Art Institute of Chicago. The museum boasts some famous paintings by European and American artists, such as A Sunday on La Grande Jatte by George Seurat and American Gothic by Grant Wood. Sports fans in your group? Nothing says family outing like an afternoon baseball game at Wrigley Field.
Campers who'd prefer to spend their days exploring the shores of Lake Michigan should head to Illinois Beach State Park. Covering over 4,000 acres of beaches, marshes, and woodlands on the edge of Lake Michigan, Illinois Beach State Park provides some of the best water sports opportunities in the state. Take a lakeside stroll along the park's 6.5-mile beach or bring along your fishing pole and catch trout, salmon, and catfish at Sand Pond.