Recreation & Activities
THINGS TO DO IN THE CHICAGOLAND AREA
Take a stroll off the beaten path and indulge in the small treasures the Chicagoland area has to offer.
Stay at Eaglewood Resort & Spa and be only moments away from an array of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The resort is a 35-minute drive to all of downtown Chicago's popular attractions. Enjoy the views from the Willis Tower, watch a Chicago Cubs game, or indulge in a shopping spree on Michigan Avenue.
For a calendar of family-friendly events in the Chicago area, visit ChicagoParent.com.
Chicago Indoor Racing – 2 miles away
Chicago Indoor Racing features two professionally designed Indoor European Kart Racing Tracks. Drivers over the age of 18 can race wheel-to-wheel in specially designed Bowman Racing Karts.
Itasca Water Park – 2 miles away
Fun for of all ages, this water park features lap swimming, a thrilling water slide, sand play area and more. Open seasonally May 28 - September 5.
Medieval Times – 10 miles away
Experience an adventurous night of epic battles. Medieval Times in Schaumburg, Illinois seats over 1,000 people in a castle for a night full of adventure, romance, and a royal feast.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center – 7 miles away
Journey through a medieval castle on the Dragon ride and pedal to the skies on the Technicycle ride, fell a part of the story in the 4D cinema, see iconic Chicago landmarks in MINILAND, and much more! It's the ultimate place for all LEGO fans, for the young and young at heart!
Lynfred Winery – 4 miles away
The oldest and largest continuously operating, bonded winery in the state of Illinois, producing over 50 varietals and 25,000 cases per year. Features a tasting room and gift shop.
Grand Victoria Casino – 15 miles away
Enjoy Las Vegas-style gaming, live shows and great cuisine aboard the Best Riverboat Casino in the US as rated by Casino Player Magazine.
Arlington International Racecourse – 12 miles away
This International Thoroughbred racecourse dates back to 1927. Live racing starts again May 1st.
Wrigley Field – 22 miles away
Known for its loyal fans and historical stadium, Wrigley Field is located just north of downtown Chicago. It's been the home ballpark for Major League Baseball's Chicago Cubs since 1916.
US Cellular Field – 28 miles away
Formerly Comiskey Park, this ballpark has been home to Major League Baseball's Chicago White Sox – winners of the 2005 World Series – since 1991.
Soldier Field – 29 miles away
Constructed in the early 1920s as a memorial for veterans, this stadium is located on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago and has been home to the NFL's Chicago Bears since 1971.
The United Center – 23 miles away
The famous Michael Jordan statue stands on the east side of the arena with pride. The United Center is home to both the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association and the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League—winners of the 2010, 2013 and 2015 Stanley Cup.
All attractions approximately 25 miles away.
Historic Navy Pier is Chicago's lakefront playground and the Midwest's #1 tourist and leisure destination, attracting more than 8.6 million visitors a year. From rides to restaurants, exhibitions to entertainment, shopping to dining cruises and tour boats, Navy Pier has it all!
The Willis Tower Skydeck is the highest observatory in Chicago with the best view of Chicago.
This 100-story, 1,127-foot tall skyscraper is currently the fourth-tallest building in Chicago and the sixth tallest in the U.S. The observatory has Chicago's only open-air SkyWalk and also features a free multimedia tour in six languages.
Founded in 1879 as both a museum and school, the Art Institute of Chicago has one of the world's most notable collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in its permanent collection, along with a new edition— The Modern Wing.
The Field Museum collection is made of over 21 million specimens, including Sue, the most complete and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil currently known.
The first planetarium built in the Western Hemisphere and the oldest in existence today, Adler Planetarium features three theaters and numerous exhibitions for an unforgettable space science experience.
Shedd Aquarium holds over 1,500 species include fish, marine mammals, birds, snakes, amphibians, and insects.
Corner Lobby Shop
Eaglewood Resort & Spa's gift shop for sundry items, greeting cards, collectibles and Chicago-themed apparel.
Stratford Square Mall – 5 miles away
Just 10 minutes from Eaglewood Resort & Spa, this mall features shopping at Carson Pirie Scott, JCPenney, Kohl's, Macy's, Sears, and Burlington Coat Factory. Stratford also offers several dining options, glow-in-the-dark mini golf, and a movie theater.
Woodfield Mall – 8 miles away
Currently the largest mall in the Chicago area, Woodfield has the finest collection of department stores and specialty shops in the Great Lakes region including Nordstrom, Macy's, Lord & Taylor, JCPenney, Sears and nearly 300 other stores and restaurants.
Magnificent Mile – 26 miles away
Chicago's legendary shopping district is located on Michigan Avenue and is occupied by the world's best retail stores, fine restaurants, and some of the tallest buildings in the U.S.