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The Perfect Midwest Family Vacation
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The Perfect Midwest Family Vacation

Summer is upon us … and that means vacationing with the family, getting out and exploring with the kids and noshing on seasonal foodie favorites in the vacation destination of your choice.

Whether you’re going for an extended two-week road trip or looking to get a lot in on a shorter stay, who’s going to plan all those activities? You, of course. And where to start is the hardest part. Do you plan everything out minute by minute channeling your inner Clark Griswold, or do you wing it and lean on the local concierges for help? However you choose to plan your summer trip, it’s undoubtedly a lot of work. Late-night Pinterest pinning and Instagram scrolling to find the best photo opps, attractions and restaurants can be time-consuming. So, why not let Loews Hotels help you plan the perfect Midwest family vacation so you can enjoy creating these new memories rather than playing tour guide?

A View Of A City

Millennium Park Fountains

Loews Loves Families … and that’s why two of our Midwest hotels have done the leg work so you can have a fully curated adventure and learn about the city rather than just seeing it. Both Loews Chicago Hotel and Loews Minneapolis Hotel offer the ultimate scavenger hunt package for kids — including parent-friendly elements so you can unwind as well.

The Chicago Discovery Family Package

Loews Chicago Hotel

Discover your own Chicago stories while creating new family memories and get outside to explore the windy city from the best vantage point, Loews Chicago.

Our Chicago Discovery Family Package is designed to keep kids entertained and parents engaged while navigating the city’s top tourist spots. Complete with the fuel to keep kids energized for a downtown Chicago scavenger hunt.

A Man Sitting On A Bench

To keep track of the adventures, the package's “discovery kit” comes stocked with every junior traveler’s top survival needs, from a backpack and water bottle to sunglasses and a compass. The interactive scavenger hunt is a great way for parents and kids alike to explore all Chicago has to offer. What’s more, kids receive journals with colored pens to recap their adventures and share with their friends back home. And, to help parents unwind after this busy day, the package includes two complimentary cocktails of your choice when you decide to enjoy Happy Hour.

We've also included free breakfast for the little ones, and a delicious milk and cookies amenity.

Other Family Friendly On-Property Things To Do:

  • Dive in Movies at the Loews Chicago pool – begins 7 PM every Saturday during the summer.
  • Soak up the sun at Streeterville Social, our seasonal roof-top restaurant.
  • Explore the Chicago-themed décor throughout the property and see if you can find the poem and nod to the historic Chicago Fire.

A Tall Building

Photo Credit: @cheffyt

The Northern Explorer Family Package

Loews Minneapolis Hotel

Minneapolis is a great city, full of up and coming artists, parks, history and a growing culinary scene. As the only hotel connected directly to the Target Center via a skyway tunnel, Loews Minneapolis is the ideal place to stay when you're attending any sporting event or concert in the area. And to encourage guests to get out and explore all that Minneapolis has to offer, Loews Minneapolis created its own version of the ultimate family scavenger hunt in the Northern Explorer Family Package.

A Large Brown Horse

Clue: She's a TV icon and part of Minneapolis' scavenger hunt.

Like the Chicago package, it also features an interactive scavenger hunt and a kids’ Explorer Kit. To help parents relax after a long day of city exploration, this package also includes a 20% discount on treatments at Embury Spa at Loews Minneapolis.

We hope you enjoy exploring the Midwest, family-style!