Hi everyone! You guys have always been very helpful, so I figured I'll try you guys out again. My wife and I are 34 and 32 years old and we have a 2 year old daughter. Last year, we took her to Wisconsin Dells and that didn't pan out too well...it was too difficult for our daughter to play there in the pools and we ended up having to chase after her and trying to keep her from slipping and breaking her head open. So we are looking for a roadtrip where we wouldn't have to drive more than 4 hours away from Chicago.
Here is what we DO NOT want to do: Of course, no Wisconsin Dells, we don't really hike or go camping, and we don't fish.
Here is what we would like to do: We would like to be able to go swimming with our daughter, walk around town (maybe on the strip of a smaller downtown area,) we love food, we love scenic drives, something kid and adult friendly, and maybe a beach nearby. We want something fun and relaxing as well.
We are wanting to start this trip sometime in the morning on a Friday and be back in Chicago sometime in the evening on a Sunday.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!