Arlington Heights boasts a wonderfully walkable Downtown Entertainment District jam-packed with an amazing array of dining choices, fashionable shops, specialty food and wine establishments, and entertainment. With 40 exceptional restaurants, pubs, cafés and nightspots, you literally can walk next door to the next best cuisine.
Metra’s Northwest commuter rail line, with convenient service from Downtown Chicago, stops at both the Downtown Arlington Heights and the Arlington Park stations.
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Yes, there really are elk in Elk Grove Village. They’re not roaming the streets, but you can meet up with these urban elk at Busse Woods, an island of nature surrounded by the city.
Or ramp it up by attending one of the Mid-Summer Classics Concerts presenting world-famous entertainers to enjoy for free! Relaxing under the stars is simply a delightful way to spend a warm, breezy summer night.
Itasca’s events are amazing! Don your best kilts at the Annual Scottish Festival & Highland Games. On Independence Day the musical headliners and largest fireworks display outside of Chicago will knock your socks off!
And high spirits are assured at Oktoberfest with Oom Pa Pas all around, or the Itasca International Craft Beer Tasting.
Tour the Rolling Meadows Historical Society authentic replica of a 1950s-style home just like the Cleavers! Or discover Opera in Focus, an amazing miniature theater presenting fully-staged operas performed by elegant rod puppets. The backstage area will amaze you.
Farmers & Food Trucks during the summer allow you to nibble your lunch as you choose your produce for dinner. Grocery shopping doesn’t get better than that!
Who needs Napa? Roselle is home to Illinois’ finest winery, Lynfred Winery, producing world-class, award-winning wines since 1979. Tours and tastings are available year-round.
Stop by Roselle’s Town Center for delicious coffee and tea, and a selection of unique signature shops and restaurants. Enjoy a summer picnic during one of the Gazebo Concert Series in beautiful Turner Park.
Love to have fun, eat, and shop? Come on…who doesn’t? Schaumburg is known nationally as THE place for outstanding attractions, seemingly limitless dining choices, and the best shopping in the Chicagoland area.
Find anything and everything at one of 66 shopping centers. The iconic Woodfield Mall is underwent a major renovation in 2015. Why not stop by to see the beautiful results?
Check out one of the area’s many attractions, too… LEGOLAND Discovery Center, Medieval Times, GameWorks, Boomers Baseball, Trickster Gallery, the only Native American owned and operated arts institution in Illinois.
History buffs can take a history lessons in Streamwood. Visit one of the oldest churches in the region, built by German immigrants in 1868. Or take your children to the 100 year-old one-room schoolhouse museum. No computers, no smart phones, just chalk and books
Reflect on the sacrifices of our military heroes at one of the only memorials in the country to honor all veterans from every branch of the armed services. Pause in front of the touching memorial to the brave War Dogs that gave their lives in the service of our country.
Have a (golf) ball in Wood Dale. Check out Topgolf, a revolutionary year-round sports entertainment complex combining golf games with great food and drink. Computerized microchips in every golf ball track your shot’s accuracy and distance. Or try the links on one of Wood Dale’s three luxuriant, highly-rated golf courses at Maple Meadows and Salt Creek golf clubs.
If you love live music, great food, a carnival, and a spectacular fireworks display you won’t want to miss Prairie Fest, a tribute band paradise. What a better way to spend a summer’s day.