Family Vacation

The kids are bored and you are out of ideas. Look no further than the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago.  We offer several kid-friendly attractions to keep kids of all ages entertained. Here are a few options to get you started: 

Winter can make it tough to come up with different ideas to entertain. At The Water Works (a part of the Schaumburg Park District) it’s summer year-round! Rain or shine, The Water Works is available under roof with water slides, wading area, drop slide and more. That takes care of the rainy days, but other days the outdoors are covered in white. Spring Valley Nature Center offers the rental of snowshoes (as long as we have 6 inches of snow). Hike through the nature area and you may even happen upon an 1880s history farm. Have your own snowshoes?  Trek over to Busse Woods Forest Preserve for a new vantage point.  Over 3,500 acres of land for you to explore in the winter or all season long.

A night of chivalry is set at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament where jousting knights and exquisite Andalusian horses display their techniques. Wenches serve your 4-course meal in a Middle Ages manner - hands only!  

Arlington Heights features unique locations you might not get to experience back home. Step back in time at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum campus. The building is home to The Pop Shop where soda water was once manufactured right in the heart of Arlington Heights.  Learn about Frederick W. Müller and grab a couple of four packs of Arlington Club Sodas (they still use the original recipe!).  

Scoot down Arlington Heights Road and take a trip to Japan at Mitsuwa Japanese Marketplace.  Mitsuwa is the Midwest’s largest Japanese grocery store. They offer aisles of options from fresh seafood to various rice options to Japanese snacks. Be sure to peruse the outer ring of the store as you’ll find various shops like a cosmetics counter, hair salon, bookstore and video store. We hope you’re hungry! Mitsuwa also offers authentic, specialty restaurants within their food court.  

Keep planning your family vacation!