Summertime offers an endless amount of activities to participate in — rain or shine.  Here are some of our favorites to wrap up Summer in the Chicago Northwest area!  

Thrown Elements Pottery in Arlington HeightsArlington Heights

If you’re in need of a place to go when the weather is less than ideal, look no further than Thrown Elements Pottery in Arlington Heights! Take a seat and let all your creativity come out. From creating your own pottery to painting pre-made ceramics — there is something for all ages. Choose between open studio time or be a part of a scheduled class, whichever works best for your schedule!

Classic Cinemas Elk Grove EntranceElk Grove Village

Who doesn't love a movie night? Grab popcorn and snacks when you watch today's hit movie at Classic Cinemas Elk Grove! Did you know that they offer free refills on popcorn and drinks?  Comfy reclining seats (they are heated too!) give you the comforts of home while enjoying a blockbuster movie.  


Family of Four At Ray Franzen Bird SanctuaryItasca

Head to Itasca and check out The Ray Franzen Bird Sanctuary! The nature center is home to walking trails for bird and wildlife viewing, a dog park and a boardwalk! The nearly 12 acres of land offers a grilling area, a patio and a play area for children.  As long as weather permits, you have a fun day planned!    


StoryWalk® at Community Center Park in Rolling Meadows ILRolling Meadows

What's better than taking a stroll on a path? Walking and reading!  The StoryWalk in Rolling Meadows offers a unique reading and recreational experience. Follow the book from the  Community Center to the Rolling Meadows Library. The story changes every season!         


Coachlite Skate Center in Roselle ILRoselle

Hit the rink at Coachlite Skate Center in Roselle! With a combination of the hottest music and a great light show at a reasonable price — this is a place you won’t want to miss! Bring your own skates or rent a pair.



SelfieWRLD SchaumburgSchaumburg

Taking pictures is a blast when you have Selfie WRLD!  Located in Schaumburg, this #1 trending selfie museum is a must visit. It offers many eye-catching rooms and installations to capture great photos.  Best of all, there are daily deals including unlimited time on Wednesdays and bring your pet Fridays!      


Shady Oaks Park - Disc GolfStreamwood

Need to practice your throw?  Head on over to Shady Oaks Park in Streamwood for over 6,000 feet of throwing surface and 18-holes.  Surely your game will be aces after a practice or two!



390 Golf Experience in Wood DaleWood Dale

Hit your target with 390 Golf Experience and the Toptracer technology!  Take part in games where you can attempt getting the Closest to the Pin or make the Longest Drive.  Bring your family and your friends for a competitive game and some delicious food and drinks from Parlay!


No matter the season, the Northwest suburbs of Chicago are home to plenty of things to do! Continue your exploring now.