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Garden at Cantigny Park during spring/summer.

A Dose of Nature in DuPage

From Local Experts

3 Days 82 Miles


Lisle, Naperville, Warrenville, Wheaton, Elmhurst, Villa Park, Glen Ellyn, Oak Brook, Aurora, Rosemont

from the local experts at DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau

Safely tucked away, just 20 miles west of Chicago, enjoy picturesque main streets, legendary names in arts and culture, carve your path along 500 miles of trails and indulge in the best dining and shopping experience in the Midwest.

Let us immerse you in the DuPage area's comfortable lifestyle with a harmonious blend of nature, recreation and small-town charm.

Day 1:

Lisle, Naperville, Warrenville and Wheaton

  • Horse Statue at DuPage.

365 days a year, nature is our backdrop, each season offering new reasons to enjoy the outdoors. Not sure where to start? We suggest picking a few destinations as featured in our Natural Wanders - 11 unique experiences from exploring the graceful ground of Danada, home of Kentucky Derby Winner Lucky Debonair, to a range of recreation that deliver the healing power of nature and the outdoors, fill your need for beauty and serenity, and connect the past to the present. Experience some of our favorites: Morton ArboretumCantigny ParkNaper Settlement and the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County.

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Day 2:

Elmhurst, Villa Park, Glen Ellyn and Wheaton

  • DuPage main street during spring.

Explore the Illinois Prairie Path - a hidden gem and the first successful rail-to-trail conversion in the United States. DuPage boasts 40 of the IPP’s 61 miles right in the heart of our communities. On foot or bike, alone, with friends or family you will enjoy the serenity and scenic beauty of the historic IPP. Make it a full loop and connect to the Great Western Trail, or simply take in the forest preserves, DuPage waterways and charming downtowns along the way.

Other nearby attractions:

Day 3:

Oak Brook, Aurora and Rosemont

  • Oak Brook shopping mall exterior during sunset.

Looking for more of a power shopping experience? DuPage does not disappoint. Jaunt over to the beautiful and renowned Village of Oak Brook for a stop at Oakbrook Center, the largest premier outdoor shopping center in the Midwest. Add on stops at Chicago Premium Outlets and the nearby Fashion Outlets of Chicago for the ultimate shopping weekend.

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