Last Updated on December 24, 2012 by Jody Halsted
Ah, Chicago. The city that is technically part of the Midwest but really doesn't feel Midwestern. While my husband and I have visited Chicago in the past, it's time for the girls to come along and get a taste of The Windy City.
We're Taking a Bus
From central Iowa there were really only two ways to get to Chicago- you fly or you drive. (Yes, I suppose you could also take Amtrak… but the cost is prohibitive not to mention the closest station is an hour away from where we live.) But last May a new option came to town… That's right…
We're taking the Mega Bus! This is very exciting to our girls as, being suburban kids, they don't get to ride buses- and this one is a double decker! It's very exciting for my husband and I because we don't have to drive! And the cost… approximately the price of a single plane ticket. It will be a great adventure.
Where We're Staying
I'm thrilled to have a new Travel Partner this year- Omni Hotels. After our wonderful stay at the Omni Majestic in St. Louis I was thrilled when Omni offered us lodging at the Omni Hotel Chicago. It's located on Michigan Avenue so it's near to much of the fun Chicago offers. The views are supposed to be spectacular. But I think I may be most excited because every room is a suite. I'm not sure there is much I like more when we travel than not sharing a bedroom with my kids…
What We Will Do
While I have a few ideas, much of our trip will be guided by social media- Twitter, Facebook, Yelp, websites and apps. Do you have a favorite Chicago activity for families? Leave it in the comments or, better yet, let me know on Twitter! Use #megabus2chicago when you ping me on Twitter and I'll see it right away!
You will also be able to follow our trip with the #megabus2chicago, as well. If the kids hate the bus, hold up “the bean” or convince us to buy an American Girl doll, you'll know it!
Disclosure: Family Rambling would like to thank MegaBus for providing our tickets and Omni Hotels for our lodging.