Family Day Out in Greektown Chicago
With the Windy City winter upon us, sometimes a fun day out is all you need to cure the cold-weather blues! Luckily, Greektown Chicago is the perfect destination for a unique and cultural afternoon with family. Below is an itinerary for a family-friendly afternoon in the neighborhood!
- National Hellenic Museum – Learn more about Greece’s timeless traditions and epic history at the National Hellenic Museum. Chicago has one of the world’s largest Greek populations, and the museum is the first and only museum in the country dedicated to the Greek journey. Located at 333 South Halsted St, admission is $10 for adults and $7 for kids – so make the interactive museum the first stop of your day!
- Lunch at Greek Islands – Known for their authentic Greek cuisine, Greek Islands, serves most dishes family-style which are perfect for sharing. Try one of their signature items like the cold spread sampler, the village salad or lamb chops or ask for a recommendation, as the staff is very welcoming. They open at 11 am and offer complimentary valet, making this stop as convenient as it is delicious.
- Treats from Artopolis – Don’t forget about dessert! Trying traditional Greek treats are must during your day trip. Stop by local bakery, Artopolis, to choose from a variety of sweets like Loukoumades and Baklava and eat like a Greek!
- Complimentary Trolley to the United Center – What better way to wrap up the day than catching a Chicago Bulls or Blackhawks game? Luckily Greektown Chicago offers a complimentary shuttle to the United Center. The shuttle leaves 45 minutes before game time at Athena/Greek Islands and Artopolis/Ambassador Public House (look for the signs) in the heart of Greektown.