What to Do around The Westin O'Hare
Collected by Westin AFAR
Rosemont boasts a serious slew of shopping, dining, and recreation options. While lots of its establishments are chains, it's possible to find more personal experiences here. On the other hand, sometimes it's good to go large. Just come hungry: It's a big-appetite kind of town.
7128 Barry St, Rosemont, IL 60018, USA
In the warm months, the Rosemont Park District’s Barry Recreational Center offers a fun, inexpensive way to keep kids cool—by splashing around in a safe play area with lots of fountains. At $5 a head for non-residents, it’s as cheap and easy a...
3111 River Rd, River Grove, IL 60171, USA
Both children and adults will find plenty to play with at Brunswick Zone. The entertainment emporium in River Grove boasts 48 bowling lanes, six pool tables, and video games. While kids stock up on treats at the snack bar, adults can take a break...
2800 Oakton St, Park Ridge, IL 60068, USA
There’s nothing like ice-skating to get you in the holiday spirit. If you prefer to avoid the elements, head to the award-winning Oakton Ice Arena, which offers year-round indoor public skating. The regulation-size arena has served as a training...
3 S Prospect Ave, Park Ridge, IL 60068, USA
If you are in need of a "professional unwinding," then the Body Repair Shop is waiting to help. With an array of services ranging from massages to trigger-point therapy to aromatherapy and guided meditation, everything you need to get re-centered...
3000 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018, USA
More than 1,000 slot machines and almost 50 game tables give casino visitors a taste of Vegas. Regulars say the table limits are steep, but there are plenty of dollar slots for the nights you’re not feeling like a high roller. Tip: The casino...
353 N River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016, USA
This 40-acre golf practice facility boasts more than six dozen heated hitting stations, making it possible to practice your swing even in the depths of a Chicago-area winter. Rather get an actual game in? There’s a nine-hole course on site for...
9701 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Rosemont, IL 60018, USA
The movie-going experience goes upscale at this enormous cineplex. Reserved seats, about a dozen screens, free popcorn refills, free parking, and a VIP area with a full bar turn even the silliest summer flick into a date-night-worthy event—...
10225 W Higgins Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018, USA
Though it’s located inside the Rosemont Health and Fitness club, you don’t have to be a gym member to visit this small, friendly spa. The citrus-sugar body scrub will leave you feeling smooth and sweet, while the airbrush spray tanning treatment...
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...
2001 N Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60195, USA
When modern life gets the best of you, go back to the period of jousting tournaments, knights, and royal courts at Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament. During the elaborate show, you’ll witness heroic battles, impressive horsemanship, and stately...
5400 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018, USA
With 4,400 seats, this theatre is the venue for big-name acts in the Chicago area: everyone from Justin Bieber to Barry Manilow performs here. If you’re visiting during the winter holiday season, make your spirits bright by taking in a show by the...
5505 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018, USA
With two bars, 20 bowling lanes, and three pool tables, it’s not hard to stay busy in this mega-alley. Afternoon is family time; starting at 6 p.m., the 21-plus crowd takes over, sipping cutesy cocktails such as the “strawberry pop rocktini,”...
5437 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018, USA
One of the oldest comedy clubs in the country, the Zanies chain has nourished the careers of comics from Jerry Seinfeld to Jay Leno. It’s exciting to think that the no-name funny-man (or funny-woman) you spot here might be the next to make it big....
27 Jennie Finch Way, Des Plaines, IL 60018, USA
There’s nothing like half an hour in a batting cage to work out the stress of whatever’s on your mind. Need a little help with that swing? Private hitting lessons are available. Rather watch someone else take a few swings? Take in a Chicago...
6300 W Touhy Ave, Niles, IL 60714, USA
I know, you're asking yourself, 'When did they put a reflecting pool in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa?' Weird question, with an even weirder answer. This tilted structure is located in Niles, IL and is a recreational park for employees of the...
5333 Prairie Stone Pkwy, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192, USA
Ever dreamed of driving a true luxury vehicle or an exotic car? If so, Imagine Lifestyles can make your dreams come true. Specializing in all things elegant and glamorous that possess four wheels and thousands of horsepower, their incredible fleet...
10225 W Higgins Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018, USA
I'll just start by listing the amenities of the Rosemont Fitness Center, and then you can draw your own conclusions. The RFC has (get ready), a running track, free weights, a basketball court, aquatic classes, spinning, yoga, pilates, a lap pool,...
1015 Howard Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018, USA
A walking path, golf course, fishing pier, paddleboat rentals, and volleyball courts ensure that everyone gets to experience nature in their favorite way at this 76-acre park. In the summertime, listen to one of the frequent live concerts while...
536 N Harlem Ave, River Forest, IL 60305, USA
Schiller Woods offers a bounty of outdoor recreational activities. The 284-acre nature preserve features a large pond filled with bass, catfish, and carp. Fish from the open shore or take the kids to watch ducks paddle by. Aspiring aviators will...
6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018, USA
With 18,500 seats, the Allstate Arena is large enough to host the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Disney on Ice, even a monster truck rally—as well as just about any other big, glitzy spectacle that comes to town. The concession stands...
5701 Howard St, Niles, IL 60714, USA
You are never too old for America's pastime—baseball! At the Chicagoland Baseball Academy, bring your cleats, glove, bat, and helmet, and sign up for some seriously professional coaching. Catering to all ages, from tiny kids to those of us who've...
Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, IL 60173, USA
Visiting one of the biggest shopping malls in the country is a unique experience for all and a must for black-belt shoppers out to do retail damage. Got kids in tow? Take a trip to Yu Kids Island where they can let off some steam on the Dr....
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