Comfort Suites O'Hare Airport
4200 N. River Road
Schiller Park, IL 60176
Phone: (847) 233-9000
Fax: (847) 233-0842
Are you a parent traveling with children who wants to take a break from the hectic mess of airport travel? If so, head over to the departure level of Terminal 2, where you will find an assortment of interactive exhibits that will wear the little ones out in no time. There is an assortment of displays, including a two-story purple cargo airplane, complete with movable foam rubber cargo. Parents can rest on park benches.
This fitness club features a 1/5 mile oval indoor running/walking track, full basketball court, four racquetball courts, tennis courts, a 20 meter lap swimming pool, Whirlpool, steam rooms, saunas, and tanning facilities, as well as a wide variety of cardiovascular equipment, independent free weights and state-of-the-art Techno-Gym Equipment. Aerobics, spinning, and aquatics classes are offered. There are also spacious locker rooms with full amenities. In addition to a variety of membership plans, the Rosemont Health and Fitness offers a minimal daily guest fee for visitors, who would like to enjoy a day of fitness.
Offering Chicago's only ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science, Dominican University is a national leader in library and information science, where students work side-by-side with professors who bring years of experience to the classroom.
Martial arts training by a Grand Master in Karate, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Dangsudo, Judo, Hapkido, Aikido, and Farang-Do. Kumdo Sword training on Saturday. Classes six days per week for children, teens, men, and women. Self-defense training.
The Riis Park is a fully-equipped community park that welcomes everyone. It is named in the honor of Jacob A. Riis, a renowned journalist and a social reformer. This sprawling park is replete with facilities and is an ideal spot for picnicking with your entire family. Sport lovers can choose from basketball, badminton, soccer, dodge ball and many other games. The not-so outdoorsy types can simply enjoy the cheerful atmosphere and picturesque setting of the park. That's not it, Riis Park also features a modern gymnasium, an assembly hall, special water park for the young ones, a swimming pool and an ice rink. If that is still not enough, it covers creative and cultural avenues too and hosts workshops, acting classes and similar other events. Check website for details.
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Park or just Jefferson Park as it is locally known opened its doors in 1921. Named after the country's third president and the architect of the Declaration of Independence, this park features baseball fields, a soccer field, tennis courts, a playground, an outdoor swimming pool, a spray pool, gymnasium, a brick field-house, youth fitness arcade, club-rooms and an auditorium. The field-house is a hub for cultural activity for all ages. This park also hosts regular crafts and arts programs. There are seasonal chamber concerts held here. It is the home of the popular Jeff Fest, a community event with bands, stalls and local food. Jefferson Park was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.
Offering 18 holes, four distinct rooms for business meetings, clubhouse, proshop, putting green, lessons, and golf equipment rentals.
Bentgrass tees, fairways, and greens are featured at this 18 hole, par 72 golf course that also includes a driving range, putting green, fully stocked pro shop, and a restaurant.
Ned Brown Forest Preserve is a must visit for some family-friendly recreation. It is spread over 3700 acres (1500 hectares) and is one of the best-used natural preserves in the state of Illinois. Located within is the National Natural Landmark, Busse Woods. Named after the former mayor of Chicago, Fred A. Busse, it offers visitors with an array of leisure activities. Discover its flora and fauna, go fishing or elk spotting, enjoy a lakeside picnic or don't miss out on a bicycle ride along the 10.8-mile (17-kilometer) Busse Woods Trail.
Amuse the kids with educational fun. A plethora of interactive and energy-consuming exhibits, including a home that can be reconstructed and rearranged and supermarkets and subway cars will delight their imaginations. The Great Kohl Sailing Ship is a stage for imaginary play. They can use nets to catch schools of colorful fake fish or test parents' eardrums by ringing the ship's bell. The Grandma's Attic exhibit is stocked with tons of old clothes. Children can dress up in gowns, suits and shoes to act out imaginary scenes from their parents' and grandparents' lives. Old-fashioned radio is piped in throughout their stay.
West Town Bikes aims to promote bicycling in Chicago and to serve the growing bike population in the city by welcoming bikers of all experience levels to work, learn, and teach bike mechanics in their community workspace. The organization offers several classes and workshops and also hosts open-shop nights where tools are available for anyone to use. West Town Bikes even has a women's night where only women and transgendered bikers and instructors are allowed in the shop. Kids programs, such as BickerBikes, an earn-a-bike summer program, also educate and serve Chicago's youth about bicycle mechanics and cycling skills. West Town Bikes does not charge for services, but a donation is suggested for participating in an event. - Betsy Mikel
Built in the 1920s by worshipers of the Medina Temple in Chicago, this golf club is located only 24 miles from Chicago. It hosts one of the most important international golf events, the PGA Tournament, on its Course Three, with a 7,508 yard area. It boasts of two other golf courses and a picturesque club house, situated on 450 acres of lush green land. For details on upcoming events and other information, check the website.