Explore the fun things to do in Elk Grove Village and the Northwest suburbs

The Country Inn & Suites, Elk Grove Village/Itasca places you close to the action and all the exciting things to do in Schaumburg and Greater Chicago. After you wrap up your on-site meeting or event at Belvedere Banquets, you can make the short drive into downtown Chicago to explore Grant Park, Shedd Aquarium, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Take the kids to Brookfield Zoo to check out exotic animals, or head to head to Schaumburg to find new favorites and to shop 'til you drop.

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Allstate Arena

7.33 mi / 11.79 km from the hotel
Ready to see a bull-riding competition, a hockey game, or a concert? Get your tickets to the next big event at this mammoth arena, which is home to the AHL’s Chicago Wolves.

Arlington International Racecourse

6.7 mi / 10.78 km from the hotel
Enjoy live racing and great entertainment at this historical horse-racing track, which first opened in 1927. Check out the Superfecta Grill at lunchtime for specialty burgers and sandwiches.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

5.48 mi / 8.82 km from the hotel
Enter the castle to experience epic battles between jousting knights on horseback and to watch the flight of the majestic royal falcon. This spectacular show even offers a feast fit for a king.

Brookfield Zoo

14.93 mi / 24.03 km from the hotel
Swing by this 216-acre zoo to see more than 2,000 animals, including bison, African lions, and two-toed sloths. Visit the giraffe feeding station or the penguin encounter exhibit for interactive fun.

Chicagoland Speedway

35.87 mi / 57.73 km from the hotel
Feel the excitement of a NASCAR race or an NHRA drag competition at this world-famous speedway. You can get behind the wheel yourself when you book one of the on-track driving experiences.

Goebbert's Farm & Garden Center

8.78 mi / 14.12 km from the hotel
Find year-round fun for the whole family at Goebbert's Farm. Stroll through a wide variety of plants in the garden center in the spring, enjoy fresh produce in the summer, and pick pumpkins in the fall.

Grand Victoria Casino Elgin

13.09 mi / 21.07 km from the hotel
Try your luck at one of the 1,000-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.

Grant Park

22.45 mi / 36.13 km from the hotel
Known as “Chicago’s Front Yard,” Grant Park is home to the famed Art Institute of Chicago, The Field Museum, Millennium Park, and Buckingham Fountain. The park also hosts Lollapalooza, one of the largest music festivals in the nation, each summer.

Historic Downtown Long Grove

12.86 mi / 20.7 km from the hotel
Browse the eclectic boutiques and artsy shops that line the streets of Long Grove, or stop by restaurants like The Village Tavern for a bite to eat. Be sure to check out the seasonal festivals in this charming village.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago

3.19 mi / 5.13 km from the hotel
At this attraction, LEGO maniacs young and old can take a ride on Kingdom Quest to rescue the captured princess, visit the 4D cinema, and admire the amazing MINILAND built with more than 1.5 million bricks.

Lynfred Winery

2.67 mi / 4.3 km from the hotel
Sip sangria or savor a local wine produced by this family-owned facility, which has been serving wine for more than 30 years.


4.39 mi / 7.06 km from the hotel
Peruse modern furniture and come home with a new ready-to-assemble piece for your space. While you’re there, be sure to stop by the food court for some Swedish meatballs or a cinnamon bun.