Find fun things to do in Crystal Lake and nearby Chicago suburbs

Located just off Route 14 and near the village of Cary, the Country Inn & Suites, Crystal Lake, IL gives you access to plenty of fun things to do. Drive less than a mile to take the Metra into downtown Chicago, or discover the beauty of our local area at Veteran Acres Park. The whole family can enjoy a day on the water at Lake Park or at Three Oaks Recreation Area just across from the hotel, and the kids are sure to sleep well after laser tag at Urban Air Adventures. Here for business? After a day of on-site meetings, treat clients to a round of 18 at RedTail Golf Club or the outstanding Foxford Hills Golf Club. For an evening of fun, you can secure tickets to a live performance at Raue Center for the Arts.

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Algonquin Commons

5.88 mi / 9.46 km from the hotel
This great outdoor shopping mall features retailers like Lane Bryant, Nordstrom Rack, and Bath & Body Works. Keep your shopping spree fueled with lunch and a craft beer from Tap House Grill.

Foxford Hills Golf Club

4.08 mi / 6.56 km from the hotel
Golfers won't want to miss a round at this spectacular public course, which plays more than 7,000 yards from the tips and was awarded four stars by Golf Digest.

Grand Victoria Casino Elgin

13.66 mi / 21.98 km from the hotel
Try your luck at one of the 700-plus slot machines or at a table game like roulette, blackjack, or Texas Hold’em. Covering nearly 30,000 square feet, this riverboat casino is also home to live entertainment and multiple dining options.

Moraine Hills State Park

6.66 mi / 10.72 km from the hotel
Pack your fishing gear to enjoy a serene day at Lake Defiance, a natural 48-acre lake in the center of this beautiful park.

Raue Center for the Arts

1.43 mi / 2.3 km from the hotel
Catch musicians like Amy Grant, comedians like David Sedaris, and shows like Guys and Dolls as they visit Crystal Lake's performing arts center.

RedTail Golf Club

4.01 mi / 6.45 km from the hotel
Beginners and scratch golfers alike are welcome to play a round at this popular 18-hole golf course.

Regal Crystal Lake Showplace

0.17 mi / 0.28 km from the hotel
Blockbuster movies, buttered popcorn, and cold soft drinks are yours for the asking at this movie theater.

Three Oaks Recreation Area

0.44 mi / 0.71 km from the hotel
Formerly a rock quarry, Three Oaks is now a lake filled with opportunities for summertime fun. The park offers fishing, boat rentals, picnic grounds, and hiking trails.

Urban Air Adventure Park

0.57 mi / 0.91 km from the hotel
Challenges like trampolines, climbing walls, and a ropes course offer something for everyone to enjoy at this award-winning indoor playground.

Veteran Acres Park

1.78 mi / 2.86 km from the hotel
Take in the beauty of Veteran Acres Park with a relaxing stroll or an afternoon of fishing at the pier. Visit the Nature Center for a variety of activities year-round, and take on the cross-country ski trails in the winter.

Lake Park

2.4 mi / 3.87 km from the hotel
Nestled on the shore of Crystal Lake, this park provides opportunities to boat and swim in the warmer months and ice-skate in the winter. Pack a picnic and let the kids loose on the playground, or check out the events schedule for some family fun.

Lake in the Hills Fen Conservation Area

2.87 mi / 4.62 km from the hotel
Visit this 403-acre park to admire well-preserved prairie and wetlands and see the rare hanging fens that give the park its name. You might also catch a glimpse of one of the 21 endangered plants and animals that call the park their home.