As you’re searching for gift ideas for the young adults, I highly recommend picking up a copy of author Melisa Wells‘ newest book, Chicken In The Car And The Car Won’t Go.
This book serves as an excellent Chicagoland resource guide for families with tweens and teens. If you have teens of your own or know someone who does, this guide is perfect for them. When they are ready to head out and explore the Windy City and surrounding areas on their own, they should definitely bring a copy of Chicken in the Car along for the ride. I know a couple of Chicago-bound teens myself who will absolutely receive a copy of this book before they venture out in our beautiful city.
I love having a copy of the book for myself. It’s nice to have a guide of Fun (with a capital F) destination ideas close by when I want to road-trip it into city limits. Not only does Melisa give us fantastic options for downtown, she provides suggestions for the outlying suburban areas, too. She’s got it all covered.
So, here’s the deal.
If you know of anyone moving to the Chicago area, Chicken In The Car And The Car Won’t Go is the guide for them. I’m talking about for families, teens, college students, etc. This book will become their bible. Trust. It’s a manageable guide with tidbits of helpful information, hand-picked by the author herself. Consider it your own personal tour guide…without the annoying gum-chewing tour guide or group of people you don’t know and that random person in the back asking if there’s a basement in the Alamo.
It’s way more simple than that. You have the book. You’re with your family or friends. You use the book as an informational resource to guide you to some of Chicago’s great family-friendly restaurants, beaches, parks, shows, shops, etc.
Pick up a copy of Chicken In The Car And The Car Won’t Go. It’s totally worth it for the Fun (with a capital F) that you’ll have!
*Chicken In The Car is also available for the Kindle.
And no, there is not a basement in the Alamo.