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Whisper Creek Golf Course
This beautiful course is set on 240 acres rich in bluegrass, protected wetland environments, and even magnificent rock formations with casading waterfalls.
The newly renovated Bowen park's theme for their new playground is "Forest Findings". The overall layout offers tiered play areas arranged on the northwest hillside of Bowen Park. Fun and learning will go hand-in-hand as children and their families enjoy modern playground amenities, combined with several environmental learning stations that represent a forest ecosystem. Parents and kids alike will also enjoy the six-station fitness/exercise trail located on the perimeter of the playground.
The Village Vintner Winery
The Village Vintner Winery, a fully functional winery, is located in the heart of Carpentersville, Illinois. Come in, relax, and enjoy individually handcrafted award winning wines in the winery's distinctive atmosphere. They offer tastings daily of up to eight wines. Learn about different wines, food pairings or simply sample our blends of outstanding varietals. Their wine experts can help you select just the right wine for any occasion. Whether you are a beginner learning about wine, or an expert who enjoys wines from around the world, you'll find our winery the perfect place to explore new tastes and create your own personal vintage.
Lloyd and Leota's Antiques
Antiques and fine furniture, restoration, refinishing, repair, rushing, caning, spindles, and hand stripping. Complete restoration service. Eight shops and restaurants nearby. Spend a day in Hebron.
Comfort Inn - Gurnee
Located within walking distance of Gurnee Mills Shopping Mall, and one mile from Six Flags . This Gurnee, IL hotel is centrally located close to area attractions like the Bittersweet Golf Club.
Des Plaines River Trail
Located in southeast Lake County near Vernon Hills, this crushed gravel surface trail is perfect for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and cross country skiing. The trail offers a medium level of difficulty as it winds alongside tree-laden riverbanks, through dense bottom-land woods, adjacent to ponds and over footbridges. This trail links the Half Day Forest Preserve to the Wright Woods Forest Preserve spanning nearly the entire length of Lake County.
CITY: Vernon Hills
Antioch Bowling Lanes
Antioch Bowl is back with 28 premier Brunswick Synthetic Prolanes, AMF's Elite scoring system, and good folk in great leagues. Birthday parties, arcade games, cosmic bowling and Quick Strike snack shop.
Grayslake Heritage Center
A state-of-the-art history museum dedicated to collecting and sharing the history of the greater Grayslake area. The Grayslake Heritage Center offers programs, exhibitions and special events all year round and includes two galleries, a community room, and a classroom.
Bill's Pizza & Pub
Bill's Pizza & Pub is a family-friendly restaurant, since 1957, with a unique, comfortable, rustic, northwoods-inspired dining room with incredible wildlife mounts. World's renowned first double-decker and famous thin crust pizzas are outstanding! Bill's also offers delicious sandwiches and desserts. The atmosphere is relaxed, the beer is cold and served in a frosty mug, and the food is great. Throw your cares out the window and your peanut shells on the floor. Have Kids? Great! Bill's offers a large selection of video games for children. Convenient carryout and prompt delivery service, allows quality pizzas, sandwiches, and munchies to be enjoyed in the comfort of home or a hotel.
Bowl - Hi Lanes
Enjoy bowling as well as karaoke every Friday and Saturday.
Village of Grayslake
Historic Downtown Grayslake
Waukegan Main Street
Representing a variety of downtown restaurants, an array of shops and services and entertainment. Stroll downtown and enjoy shopping the unique stores, visiting the art galleries, eating at one of the many restaurants and end the day with a show at the famous Genesee Theatre, the new Clockwise Theatre or enjoy live entertainment at one of the downtown eateries. Join the fun at one of the many events throughout the year, including the monthly ArtWauk. Waukegan has something for everyone.
Challenger Learning Center for Science & Technology
The mission of the center is to honor the memory and spirit of the Space Shuttle Challenger 51L crew by providing hands-on space exploration curriculum and center that enhances thinking skills and inspires those to meet the challenges of 21st Century.
Independence Grove Forest Preserve
This scenic 1,114-acre preserve offers a wide range of outdoor recreation and education opportunities centered around a 115-acre lake reclaimed from a gravel quarry. Visitors can enjoy swimming, fishing and boating, a Marina with boat rentals, a native garden and nearly seven miles of trails. The 19,000-square-foot Visitor Center features exhibits and a cafe. It can be rented for weddings and other private functions.
Dole Mansion at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park
Black walnut doors, detailed wood carvings in the Eastlake style, amazing marble fireplaces: there's so much to see on a tour of the historic Dole Mansion and the original Crystal Lake Country Club (now the Creative Arts Center).
CITY: Crystal Lake
Rainforest Cafe - Gurnee
Rainforest Cafe is a wild place to eat and shop. The most realistic indoor rainforest created with amazingly lush surroundings, cascading waterfalls, giant fish aquariums and more.
Horse Fair Park
Horse shows held at park several times a year.
CITY: Spring Grove
Clockwise Theatre's goal is to offer alternative entertainment choices, including world premiers of plays with an emphasis on Midwestern playwrights, new or unusual small-scale musicals, and programming for the teenage-young adult audience. Clockwise hopes to offer a welcoming canvas on which to work, mobilizing the energy of the young, wisdom of the old, vision of the artist, and the rich cultures woven throughout Waukegan and the Midwest.
Dover Straits of Mundelein
A unique experience in seafood dining, specializing in crab legs, lobster tails, imported Dover sole, and much more. Their lunch and dinner menus include awesome appetizers, steaks, ribs, lamb chops, pastas, salads and sandwiches. Children's menus are also available. The wine list contains a selection of wines from different countries including France, Greece, Germany, Italy and Australia, and states of Washington and California to compliment every meal. Enjoy live music and dancing in the lounge Friday and Saturday nights. Dover offers friendly courteous service in a relaxing atmosphere for lunch or dinner.
Mundelein Park & Recreation District
The Mundelein Park & Recreation District includes the Steeple Chase Golf Club, Diamond Lake Beach and Barefoot Bay Family Aquatic Center.
Groundhog Day - Woodstock Square
This hilarious comedy concerns a crabby weatherman who finds himself reliving Groundhog Day over and over. Filmed in the quaint town of Woodstock, the bell tower that the weatherman leaps from is actually the Woodstock Opera House (which today presents concerts and plays). A small plaque in Woodstock's historic town square marks the spot where the character repeatedly stepped into a puddle in the movie.
HeatherRidge Golf Course
HeatherRidge Golf Course is a beautiful and challenging full length nine hole layout that is enjoyable for players of all skill levels. Adding to its beauty are the flowing creeks and ponds that come into play on seven of the nine holes. Also enjoy the unique outside Cabana Bar and Grill. Great food, cold drinks, outstanding atmosphere and friendly staff will complete your HeatherRidge golfing experience. Golf clubs available for rent. Located on Northern Illinois' favorite 9-hole golf course, The HeatherRidge Clubhouse is a beautiful venue for just about any occasion. If you are planning a weddings, banquets or party we are the place.
Lake County Forest Preserve
We currently manage 25,268 acres of land and offer innovative educational, recreational and cultural opportunities for all ages. Visitors enjoy nearly 112 miles of trail for a variety of outdoor recreation uses, fishing ponds and lakes, public access to the Fox River, award-winning nature and history education programs and events, and three public golf courses. Facilities of special interest include Independence Grove near Libertyville, Ryerson Conservation Area near Deerfield, Lake County Discovery Museum near Wauconda, Greenbelt Cultural Center near Waukegan, and three golf courses (Brae Loch near Grayslake, Countryside near Mundelein, and ThunderHawk near Beach Park). Most Forest Preserves are open from 6:30 a.m. to sunset, every day of the year. Special hours apply at the golf courses, Discovery Museum, Greenbelt Cultural Center and Ryerson Woods.
Jack Benny Center for the Arts
Jack Benny Center for the Arts -- Home to the Waukegan Symphony Orchestra & Concert Chorus and Bowen Park Theatre & Opera Companies. Bowen Park Theatre provides professional theatre and opera as well as children's theatre in the summer months, spring, and in December. The Jack Benny Center is the home of "The Old Time Radio Show" that holds performances quarterly.
Historic Woodstock Square
A Victorian town square, complete with bandstand and gazebo, is the setting for many unique shops, eateries, antiques stores and art galleries. The square is home to many events, and was the film site for the hit movie Groundhog Day.
McHenry Drive-In Outdoor Theatre
One of the few remaining authentic drive-in movie theatres remaining in Illinois. Enjoy the nostalgia of double-feature movies in the comfort of your car. Unique family experience.
Welcome Stitchery, Inc.
Specializing in Counted Cross Stitch and Custom Framing. We have the largest showcase of fabrics, fibers, patterns, kits and accessories in the Midwest.
CITY: Crystal Lake
Best Western Gurnee Hotel and Suites
Stay at this pet-friendly Gurnee, Illinois hotel located less than one mile from Six Flags Great America. Ideally situated off Interstate 294 in Northern Illinois, the Best Western Gurnee Hotel & Suites offers the best in accommodations, customer service and location. This Gurnee hotel features 65 well-appointed guest rooms, each offering cable satellite television and free wireless high-speed Internet access for guests' convenience. This 100 percent non smoking hotel offers a variety of amenities including a complimentary continental breakfast, an indoor heated swimming pool and hot tub, fitness center, guest laundry and full business services.
Hampton Inn Hotel - Gurnee
Enjoy one of the newly renovated comfy rooms with all new Cloud 9 beds and the little touches such as wireless Internet in all rooms, heated outdoor pool, complimentary passes to Gold's Gym with an indoor pool, fresh baked cookies and a House Hot Deluxe breakfast. Meeting facilities to accommodate groups of up to 100 are also available. This hotel is conveniently located a tenth of a mile from Six Flags Great American/Hurricane Harbor Waterpark and down the street from Gurnee Mills. Tour the Jelly Belly Center, play golf, see a sailor graduate from Navy Boot Camp or visit the Volo Auto Museum all within minutes away. So when you're ready to give yourself a break, head our way and discover the Hampton Inn hotel in Chicago/Gurnee.
Holiday Inn Express - Algonquin
Comfortable, convenient, economical accomodations
Golf Club of Illinois
Hailed by Golf Digest as "The best example of target golf yet built," the Golf Club includes pot bunkers, double greens, fescue-covered mounds and water hazards.
Country Cabin Orchard and Nursery
This u-pick apple orchard (with eight varieties), also includes a petting zoo, gift shop, wagon rides, pumpkin patch, Christmas trees, donuts, pies, bakery and fall nursery. Open mid-September through December 24.
Buffalo Park Campground
62 vehicle sites. Seasonal.
The residence of the founder of the City of Zion, Dr. John Alexander Dowie, is a stately 23-room mansion that was built in 1901-02 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
McHenry County Pirates Football
Catch all the summer gridiron action of this minor league football team during Saturday night home games played at Jacobs High School in Algonquin.
2ns Annual Color Aloft Balloon Festival
Bring the family out for this exciting new event held at Central Park in Grayslake. The Color Aloft Festival will begin with hot air balloons being inflated and compete in a "Fox and Hounds" contest in which competing balloons seek to land closest to the 'Fox'. Balloons will be retrieved and return to the park. After dark they will be internally illuminated by their burners and glow. Enjoy family activities, live music and food vendors.
The Texan Barbeque
Open for breakfast Saturday and Sunday. Tender barbeque sandwiches cooked a variety of ways.
Excellent food in a casual atmosphere serving truly innovative New American cuisine. Including everything from Jambalaya to Rack of Lamb, and eclectic selections such as ostrich, buffalo and elk. Full service Bar too.
CITY: Crystal Lake
Illnois Beach Resort and Conference
92 total rooms. Four suites. Indoor pool. On-site health club. Room service. Two bonfire pits, sand volleyball court,seasonal tent, private beach, bike rentals. Located near Gurnee Mills, Six Flags Great America, Naval Station Great Lakes, located in state park
Holiday Inn Express and Suites
Start your day off right with our new Express Start Breakfast featuring the world's best cinnamon roll.
WhirlyBall Vernon Hills
WhirlyBall combines basketball, hockey, lacrosse and bumper cars all rolled into one exciting sport! Whether you're planning a holiday party, corporate outing or meeting, team building session, bar/bat mitzvah, bachelor/bachelorette or birthday party, WhirlyBall is the most complete venue in Lake County offering a variety of entertainment options including WhirlyBall, two-level lasertag, climbing wall, video games, pool tables, complete food & beverage menus, fully-loaded sports bar and flexible event facility that comfortably accommodates 400+ guests.
CITY: Vernon Hills
Offering in-house dining as well as delivery services.
Doubetree Libertyville Mundelein
This upscale Award-winning hotel prides itself on providing business travelers and family vacationers with the utmost in luxury accommodations perfectly blended with the 5-star styling and service of a downtown hotel. Hotel features 183 custom designed guestrooms with the distinctive design inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. Enjoy a wealth of amenities including natural oak armoires, over-sized genuine leather Morris chairs, imported granite bath finishes, and cozy window seats. Take advantage of a superb selection of services, such as a large indoor heated pool, fitness center, meeting rooms and business center. Then discover Karma Asian Food & Fine Wine, an award winning restaurant and bar featuring an eclectic lunch and dinner menu with a Pan-Asian flavor.
Bill's Pizza and Pub, Inc.
Dine-in and carryout, delivery restaurant.
White Deer Run Golf Club
Built on the well-known Cuneo Estate in Vernon Hills, White Deer Run Golf Club is an 18-hole public course sprawling over 240 acres of rolling terrain and picturesque lakes with bent grass greens and fairways. Able to accommodate small and large group outings and banquets.
CITY: Vernon Hills
Marytown National Religious Shrine of St. Maximillion Kolbe
One of the nation's most beautiful religious sites features beautiful stained glass windows and seven-foot mosaics decorating the chapel, as well as seven types of marble.
Woodstock Ornamental Werks
Deck & Porch hand rails, custom entry driveway gates, all types of welding, repairs and maintenance, Job Shop.
Grayslake Heritage Center
A state of the art history museum dedicated to collecting and sharing the history of the greater Grayslake area. The Grayslake Heritage Center offers programs, exhibitions and special events all year round and includes two galleries, a community room and classroom.
Comfort Inn Chicago - Mundelein
Platinum winning property for exceptional quality accommodations and unsurpassed guest service. This hotel is ideally located just minutes from many nearby points of interest, including Six Flags Great America, Naval Station Great Lakes, College of Lake County and the Libertyville Sports Complex. The hotel offers standard rooms, king whirlpool suites, and specialty theme rooms. Take advantage of the hotel's heated outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness center and an on-site cocktail lounge. Free Continental Breakfast, game room and high speed Internet included with room.
Shepherd's Crook Golf Course
This 18-hole, par 72 public golf facility, designed by Keith Foster, opened in August, 1999 and has earned rave reviews as a course that is both challenging and exciting to play. Its design reflects the golden era of golf course architecture of the 1920's and 30's with bentgrass fairways, tees, and greens. Individuals, tournaments and golf outings welcome. Enjoy a sandwich and beverage in the full service clubhouse grill or enjoy refreshments on the veranda overlooking the 9th and 18th holes. The Eden Room is also available for events, golf outings and banquets, please call for more information.
Very spacious, elevators, crystal chandeliers, live entertainment on weekends.
Red Robin Restaurant
Home of the smiling burger.
Port Edward Gift Shop
Nautical binnacles, sextants, ship models, barometers, blown glass, kaleidoscopes, fog horns, compasses, Chelsea clocks, Bulova, Janmark and more.
Port Edward Restaurant
One of Mid-America's most unusual restaurants. World-class chef. Real windmill you can eat in. Sail boat you can eat in also. Fresh seafood.
Riverside Chocolate Factory
Creating fine chocolate candies since 1986. The landmark Teepee style building is your first clue that is not your ordinary candy store. Enjoy fine homemade and handipped chocolates and candies with the finest chocolate covered strawberries to be found. Enjoy an extensive collection of retro candies too.
Woodstock Opera House
Built in 1889 as City Hall, the Woodstock Opera House has long been one of the top performing arts centers in the Midwest. Its illustrious history also includes a cameo in Groundhog Day.
D.W. Anderson's Eatery and Ice Cream Parlor
An old-fashioned authentic soda fountain - an oasis of Americana. Every meal at D.W. Anderson's Eatery is turned into a celebration of flavor and freshness. Menu includes everything from salads and sandwiches and homemade soups to seafood and steaks to chili and pizza pie, and of course Ice Cream. The ice cream parlor offers over 15 flavors, made into shakes, malts, sundaes and Scoop-tacular Ice Cream Creations including The Carnival, Banana Bonanza and The Kitchen Sink. With good times, great people and a healthy dose of nostalgia, it's not just dinner - it's a memory in the making!
Wine & Roses Restaurant
Accommodates 260 between a sports bar and formal dining room. Specializes in meat.
The Sanfilippo "Place de la Musique"
A private Estate located in Barrington Hills, featuring the World's finest collection of Automatic Music Instruments, including the World's largest Theater Organ. Private Group Tours or 40 or more. Charity Gala Events & Concerts. A Summer Concert Series and a Christmas Concert supporting the Sanfilippo Foundation open to the public with pre-purchased tickets. Concerts include time to explore the Sanfilippo Collection. See website for details and tickets.
CITY: Crystal Lake
This theater venue hosts top-notch entertainment, local and national bands, karaoke and comedy shows.
McHenry County Historical Society Museum
Preserved buildings include an 1847 log cabin, an 1885 town hall, an 1895 one-room school house, and a 20th Century modern tourist cabin.
Paddock Hills Equestrian Center
Imagine a golden ball of Midwestern sun breaking on the horizon. As the night dew still clings to the vines and the grass in the pastures, a farm comes to life with the sights and sounds of morning. Hot coffee steeps in the pot. Hard-working farm-hands begin the daily chores. Horses whinny as the cool rush of morning air fills their lungs. The gently rolling hills are aglow with another new day. This is the beauty of horses and the magic of a vineyard. Paddock Hills Equestrian Center is located with Prairie Orchard Farm vineyard in the majestic countryside of Union, IL, and is minutes from the I-90 expressway, but miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city and suburbs. Whether, attending one of our many horse shows, riding lessons, clinics, or programs, we are sure that your time with us will be well spent.
The Algonquin Sub Shop
Located in Algonquin, Illinois, Algonquin Sub Shop serves the very best gourmet subs in the Chicago area. Fans come from all over the state to get a legendary sub prepared by the friendliest crew around. Relax at our establishment and enjoy everything from subs to homemade soups to our big deserts!
Raue Center for the Arts
Theatergoers love that every seat is a great seat at The Raue Center for the Arts in downtown Crystal Lake. Since its restoration a decade ago, Raue Center has attracted the finest stars, Broadway shows, musicians and artists. Raue Center has become a destination in the heart of a bustling downtown area chock-full of pre- or post-show dining and shopping options.
CITY: Crystal Lake
CITY: Lake Villa
Stained glass supplies, custom and restoration.
Resale shop. No consignments. Weekly specials.
Red Tail Golf Club
This 18-hole championship golf course has been rated 4 stars by Golf Digest, 4-1/2 stars by Chicagoland Golf, and has been voted one of the best values in all of Illinois.
CITY: Crystal Lake
Gale Street Inn
Gale Street Inn is a Family Owned Restaurant in business since 1963. Our House specialty is BBQ Baby Back Ribs and Roast Prime Rib. We have an extensive offer of fine cuts of meat and fresh seafood. Join us for lunch or dinner and experience our breath taking views of Diamond Lake.
Oney's Tree Farm
Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride to find your perfect Christmas tree and browse the gift shop.
Tir Na Nog Estate
Unique rental property, for Weddings, Corporate and Family Reunions. The house accommodates 26 people and 80 acres has 9 hole golf course, swimming pool, tennis courts and Tent for up to 200 people.
CITY: Lake Villa
Bundling Board Inn
Queen Anne style B & B, 2 blocks from Historic Square and Woodstock Opera House. Intimate Victorian atmosphere, elegant amenities, full gourmet breakfast. All non-smoking rooms with private baths. Central air, heat, sprinkler system. Check website.
Wide variety of food from fish, chicken, and pasta; including a breakfast menu served all day.
Barrington Area Library
This full-service library presents a variety of arts events throughout the year.
Material Girl Fabric Shop
Material Girl Fabric Shop located in downtown Crystal Lake, formerly The Fabric Shop, features fresh and modern fabric designers such as Anthology, Free Spirit, Westminster Including: Amy Butler, Kaffe Fawcett, Riley Blake, Alexander Henry, Michael Miller - Including Anna Griffin, Moda, Henry Glass, Kaufman, Hoffman and more. We offer an extensive variety of fabrics, trims and notions for Crystal Lake and the surrounding McHenry County area. In addition, we continue to add more fabric lines and designers such as RJR, Batik Textiles, Red Rooster, Andover, Art Gallery, Lecien, Clothworks, Dunroven House, James Thompson & Co., Marcus Fabrics, Oilcloth, Intl., P & B Textiles, Quilting Treasures, Shannon Fabrics, Studio E, and Mary Flanagan Wools. We now offer Sewing Classes and Sewing Instruction right here in our Crystal Lake store. These classes will be for beginners as well as experienced sewers of all ages looking for new ideas and inspirations.
CITY: Crystal Lake
Old Country Buffet - Vernon Hills
Homestyle buffet serving a variety of different foods daily.
CITY: Vernon Hills
Pinecrest Golf Course
This course includes a restaurant and pro shop, and hosts the McHenry Senior Amateur (a Pinecrest special event).
Lake House Inn Bed and Breakfast
First bed and breakfast on Fox Lake (Chain O'Lakes).
Taylor Stevens Salon and Spa
Hair and nail service, esthetics, spa body treatments, bridal services, massage therapy.
Golden Corral - Gurnee
Located right off I-94, this popular buffet style restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week, and offering breakfast on the weekends.
Royal Oak Farm Orchard
Marengo Ridge Golf Club
Built in 1985, this 18-hole golf course offers a clubhouse, driving range, golf lessons, pro shop and a putting green.
Chapel Hill Country Club
Enjoy the delightful rural atmosphere at this semi-private facility located near the banks of the Fox River in lovely McHenry. Accept the challenge to play the longest hole in Illinois, measuring over 700 yards.
Lake County Discovery Museum
Hands-on interactive exhibits introduce the history of Lake County in a fun learning environment. The Museum also displays the nation's largest permanent exhibition on the history and significance of postcards. Changing exhibits throughout the year.
North Point Marina - Lake Michigan Charter Fishing
Enjoy the beautiful blue of Lake Michigan aboard one of over one hundred charter fishing boats on the Lake County harbors of Waukegan and North Point. You will find the Coho running in the late spring, Lake Trout biting in mid-summer, and the Chinook come home to spawn in late summer and early fall. Whatever time of the year you go, you'll find expert charter fishing captains ready to make your time on the water a great one. For information on charter fishing opportunities and hotel information, please contact us.
CITY: Winthrop Harbor
Brae Loch Banquets and Golf Club
The golf course has 18-holes and it is a par-70 course. Brae Loch Banquets feature a bright space in a country setting overlooking the fairways at the Lake County Forest Preserves Brae Loch Golf Club. A fine balance of food, location and people are the three ingredients that an event at Brae Loch brings together for a truly memorable experience. The banquet facility comfortably seats up to 165. The menu includes appetizers, entrees, and desserts that are almost too beautiful to eat, but too wonderful to skip.
Fast, casual dining that includes salads and sandwiches. Gyros, beef sandwiches.
Providing the unique opportunity to sample some of the freshest and finest extra virgin olive oils in the world. Extensive selection of the finest aged vinegars from Modena, Italy. Specialty green, white, rooibos and oolong teas - Tiesta Tea. Natural Rossi Pasta and Galena Garlic Co. spices, rubs and rubs that complement our oils, vinegars and teas.
Holiday Inn Express - Vernon Hills
Just minutes from the shores of Lake Michigan, this hotel is conveniently located less than 25 miles from Chicago's O'Hare Airport and the Great Lakes Naval Base. Families staying at our hotel will enjoy exploring Lake County with attractions including Six Flags Great America. This hotel offers one and two-room suites and Jacuzzi and kitchenette suites which all include a free hot breakfast buffet, free high speed wireless Internet access and a complimentary Manager's Reception Monday - Thursday. Relax in the indoor pool and whirlpool or work out in the fitness center. Two meeting rooms totaling 1200 sq. ft. accommodating 100 people are also available for special events or meetings.
CITY: Vernon Hills
Half Day Forest Preserve
This quiet and clean preserve features a 1-mile trail for hikers, bicyclists and cross-country skiers, three beautiful picnic shelters, a 3-acre pond for fishing, open playfields and a playground. The Half Day Forest Preserve is also the starting point for the Des Plains River Trail which links this preserve to the Wright Woods Forest Preserve. The entrance and parking area are located on Route 21 (Milwaukee Avenue) at the light for Woodlands Parkway, south of Route 60 (Townline Road) and just north of Route 22 (Half Day Road).
CITY: Vernon Hills
Alden Resale is a flourishing resale shop with excellent prices on a wide variety of quality merchandise. Specializing in furniture and memorabilia. This is a bargain hunter's paradise.
Grayslake's Fall/Winter Farmers Market
Come out to downtown Grayslake on Saturdays for the Fall Farmers Market. The market will offer seasonal produce, baked goods, wine and cheeses, spices, organic selections, ready-to-eat food, live entertainment and much more. The fall market is located at Centennial Park 147 Center Street in downtown Grayslake. For details and vendors please visit the website.
Pioneer Tree Farm
Selling cut-your-own Christmas trees since 1973, this farm has thousands of trees to choose from, including Scotch Pine and Colorado Spruce, all organically grown and pruned by hand. There are tractor rides out to the trees, plus shaking and bailing are free.
American Cafe - International House of Wine and Cheese
Located in the International House of Wine and Cheese, home of fine wines, champagne, Wisconsin cheese, specialty spirits and gifts. Breakfast: specializing in omelettes, Belgian waffles, pancakes. Lunch: burgers, sandwiches. Dinner Friday & Saturday.
Boutique all-suite hotel features the "Phi" Bistro & Bar with a full-service Starbucks coffee bar through the "We Proudly Brew" program and room service for breakfast and dinner, indoor heated pool, 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour business center and wireless Internet access. Guest suites are 25% larger than standard hotel room & include 32" flat-panel TV, MP3-player alarm clocks, spa-inspired showers, sofa sleepers (most suites) and work desks with smart lamps. Within 1 mile of over 200 stores, fine and casual dining and much more.
CITY: Vernon Hills