What to Do around The Westin Chicago North Shore
Collected by Westin AFAR
Located in the northern suburbs of Chicago, the Village of Wheeling is a snapshot of small town life at its finest. With a selection of restaurants and activities to please all, this 40,000 person community has a motto that captures its essence perfectly: 'A Community of Choice.'
2200 Euclid Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60005, USA
If the Kentucky Derby isn't on the radar, and you can't quite make it to the Preakness, I'd like to suggest you visit the Arlington Park Racetrack, if I may. Situated in the suburbs of Chicago, this is truly a unique Midwest attraction that will...
1071 South Wolf Road, Hangar 10 / Bay 4, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
Sure, you've seen downtown Chicago from 20,000 feet as you swoop down to O'Hare. But what if you could get up close and personal with the Chicago skyline in a different way? Based out of Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling, Chicago Helicopter...
100 Linden Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091, USA
While visiting family in Chicago, my cousin and I went for a drive and came across this intricately carved structure just north of the city. The Baha'i Temple in Wilmette is an unexpectedly stately building on the shores of Lake Michigan. With...
1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, IL 60022, USA
Far from the madding crowd, Japan has quietly nestled in Illinois. There are other Japanese gardens in the U.S., but here—this is another kind of serenity. There is a zigzag bridge, and small huts with notes that explain how bonsai works. The lake...
7705 N Eastlake Terrace, Chicago, IL 60626, USA
Pick up your morning coffee at one of the many local coffee shops, and walk to Rogers Beach (known by locals as Lighthouse Beach). The sunrise over Lake Michigan is stunning! Locals fish off the lighthouse pier in the early morning semi-darkness....
25143 N Gilmer Rd, Mundelein, IL 60060, USA
Open year round, the Orion Riding Academy is a truly unique experience for anyone interesting in becoming more comfortable riding horses. There is a plethora of knowledge to be gained from the staff at the academy. Sign up for a lesson and you...
9930 Capitol Dr, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
Located in Wheeling, IL, the Korean Cultural Center is a non-profit organization devoted to teaching the community about Korean history and culture. With a focus on the the arts, history, and education, all are welcome to come and learn more about...
100 Community Blvd, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
This 5,000 square foot fitness facility has everything you need to stay in shape while spending time in Wheeling. With an array of classes to choose from, and state-of-the-art equipment that includes on board iPods and televisions mounted for your...
Northbrook, IL 60062, USA
Located in the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Potawatomi Woods is but one of the many places where you can bring friends and family for a day at the park. This little pavilion is the perfect spot for a jovial gathering on a sunny...
971 N Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
The oldest school in Illinois was founded in 1835 in what is now Wheeling. And while the building no longer resides in its original location, you can still venture a journey to the landmark at its former spot at 971 N. Milwaukee Avenue. The market...
Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
Friendship Park is really as lovely a place as the name implies. Residing in the center of Wheeling, it's a great place to just sit and relax for a bit. The sound of the water is soothing, there are sitting benches along the sides, and the...
621 W Dundee Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
The entire Forest Preserve District encompasses 68,000 acres, and includes about 11 percent of Cook County, so there is literally a lot of ground to cover. Your best guide to navigating the preserve will be the maps located on their website listed...
131 N Wolf Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
One of the best parts of being in a small town is finding out exactly how it come into existence. If you so desire to do this in Wheeling, IL, the folks at the Historical Museum will be happy to aid you in your endeavor. Stop by the museum, and...
333 Community Blvd, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
There is no better way to beat the summer heat than to spend a day at the water park. Located in the park district of Wheeling, the Family Aquatic Center is like your own mini amusement park filled with water. Kids (and some adults I'm sure) enjoy...
181 W Dundee Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
If you're in Wheeling and need a little spiritual inspiration—or just some solitude—consider stopping by St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church. Located in the park district near the community center, this parish welcomes everyone. The small prayer...
1000 N Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
If you want a workout that’s both fun and scenic, sign up for the Chevy Chase 5K in Wheeling. The annual fall race is held at the picturesque Traditions at Chevy Chase Golf Course. As you wend your way through the property, the crisp November air...
21950 N Riverwoods Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015, USA
The weekend before Halloween, get your kids in the spooky spirit with a candlelit hike. The guided hour-long walk goes through the Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area, part of the Lake County Forest Preserves. Participants will stop to watch...
1100 Lee St, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA
The annual Fallapalooza in Wheeling celebrates autumn with a host of kid-friendly activities. Organized by the Wheeling Park District, the event takes place in the open space between London School and Husky Park. You can listen to live music, go...
1 Great America Parkway, Gurnee, IL 60031, USA
Roller coasters, oh yeah! Six Flags is a classic theme park with roller coasters, carnival rides, hot dogs and funnel cakes on the midway and evening shows with gunfights and singing contests. But Six Flags also has a 10,000 square foot water park...
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