Are you planning to take a weekend trip to Illinois? Don’t forget to visit Lincolnshire in Lake County, a peaceful small town offering some cool activities to make the most of your weekend getaway. Whether you’re travelling with children or elderly people, ‘The Windy City’ (as it’s popularly known) offers fun activities for everyone. Ranging from museums and theatres to some classy restaurants, where you can taste delicious cuisines and parks to get some fresh air into your lungs, Lincolnshire has it all. The fastest way to reach there from Chicago is via cab, which takes approximately 45 to 50 minutes. You can also take a train from Chicago Union Station, but it will take you longer, about three hours. Even buses will take that long, so cabs are the best option you have. Let’s now give you an idea about the top things to do in Lincolnshire:
1. Watch a breathtaking play at Marriott Theater
Are you into performance arts like dramas and musicals? Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire holds huge significance as a regional theatre and produces about five musicals every year. Its productions are mainly aimed at the younger generation, so if you’re travelling with kids, they’ll have a great time. The theatre is designed in a way that offers an optimum view of the stage from every corner. It’s located to the north of Sedgebrook at the famous Lincolnshire Marriott Resort. After watching a play, you can have food in one of the amazing places nearby like Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, Real Urban Barbecue or Walker Brothers.
Address: 10 Marriott Dr, Lincolnshire, IL 60069, United States
Website: Marriott Theatre
2. Tee off at Par-King Skill Golf course
Offering the world’s mini-golf courses that are acclaimed by industry biggies like Time, Sports Illustrated, The Travel Channel, Chicago Sun-Times and more; Par-King goes the extra mile to entertain visitors, especially children. However, your kids should be at least 48 inches (121.9 centimetres) tall to take part in the activities. Whether you’re a first-timer or a pro, the 18-hole mini-courses with challenging features like a mini Mt. Rushmore, Humpty Dumpty, and a rocket ship, you’re likely to get your money’s worth. You can also plan a surprise birthday party for your kids on their premises or hold picnics, arrange for corporate outings and a plethora of other events. The only thing of concern is you’ve to pay in cash, as credit cards aren’t accepted.
Par-King Skill Golf
Address: 21711 N Milwaukee Ave, Lincolnshire, IL 60069, United States
Website: Par-King Skill Golf
3. Attend Food Truck Fridays
The parking lot of Lincolnshire Corporate Centre turns into an amazing food fest every alternate Friday during the summer months. Plan your trip to Illinois accordingly, so that you don’t miss it. From 11am to 2pm at noon, you can taste some mouth-watering delicacies ranging from pizza to lobster rolls. This amazing food festival is loved by all, as it leaves no stone unturned to entertain people with live music performances, vintage cars and more. You can take your family there to enjoy the food as well as the celebrations and take some stunning pictures for your Instagram followers.
Food Truck Fridays
Website: Food Truck Fridays
4. Explore the Lincolnshire Art Festival
If you happen to be in Lincolnshire during the second week of August, then you are from a lucky lot. Lincolnshire Art Festival, organized by Amdur Productions, is held every year in the second week of August in the Village Green of Lincolnshire. The festival hosts 100 juried artists who set an example of fine arts and crafts and present it through a variety of mediums. Fun along with delicious food is a part of this great festival which marks a perfect weekend getaway.
Lincolnshire art festival
Address: Village Green, Lincolnshire
Website: Lincolnshire art festival
5. Indulge in reading at Vernon Area Public Library
Vernon Area Public Library, a public library in Lake County, is home to nearly 200,000 physical items along with music CDs, video games and movies. There is a lot you can do in this library, either read a book or attend classes and events. In addition to this, there are also, book groups and workshops which you can be a part of. You can spend an entire day to yourself in this library with books and events to cheer you up.
Vernon Area Public Library
Address: 300 Olde Half Day Rd, Lincolnshire, IL 60069, United States
Website: Vernon Area Public Library
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 9am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 9am - 5pm; Sun: 12pm - 5pm
6. Explore nature at Rivershire Park and Nature Centre
If you are planning a picnic or just a stroll around nature, Rivershire Park and Nature Centre is a perfect place to embrace nature. Situated on the east bank of the Des Plaines River, this park is a great sight for bird-watching. Bird feeders and houses have been placed in the entire park to glorify the diversity of birds along with flora and fauna.
Rivershire Park and Nature Center
Address: 45 Londonderry Ln, Lincolnshire, IL 60069, United States
Website: Rivershire Park and Nature Center
7. Visit the Spa at Lincolnshire
Are you tired of the monotony and want to recharge yourself? If yes, then you must visit The Spa at Lincolnshire. It is a perfect way to rejuvenate and relax while gazing at nature. Located within the iconic Marriot Resort, the spa fills the heart with tranquillity. If you wish to relax in the lap of nature while being pampered into relaxation, then you must visit this facility to feel refreshed.
The Spa at Lincolnshire
Address: 10 Marriott Dr, Lincolnshire, IL 60069, United States
Website: The Spa at Lincolnshire
Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 10am - 6pm; Sat: 9am - 6pm; Sun: 9am - 2pm (closed on Mon)
8. Go on a tour of Half-Day Brewing Company
Have you experienced a brewery tour before? If no, then this is the go-to place for you. Located in the Village Green Shopping Centre, this place is a gem to enjoy a brewery tour. You can relish your taste buds with a combo of craft beers and hand-tossed pizzas. Their menu has a great combination of steamed mussels, Angus Beef burgers, homemade potato chips and a braised beef of the day.
Half Day Brewing Company
Address: 200 Village Green S, Lincolnshire, IL 60069, United States
Website: Half Day Brewing Company
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 12am; Fri - Sat: 11am - 1am; Sun: 11am - 10pm
9. Take your children to Pumpkinfest at Didier Farms
Situated in Lake County, Didier Farms offers a variety of vegetables and flowers in their greenhouse in spring. If you also want to experience, hayrides, pony or camel rides along with pumpkin play area, then this the place that you must visit. Didier Farms also hosts an annual Halloween Pumpkinfest, every fall, which marks a great event of the year.
Address: 16678 Aptakisic Rd, Lincolnshire, IL 60069, United States
Website: Didier Farms
Opening hours: 9am - 6pm (daily)
10. Spend time in nature at the beautiful City Park
If you are confused about where to go, then this place can come to your rescue. It is an entertainment destination with multiple to-do options at a single place. Be it shopping, dining, or movie time, City Park serves it all. You can enjoy unique boutiques, the 20-theatre Regal cinema and glow-in-the-dark miniature golf along with outdoor concerts. Also, it is home to many classic restaurants which you must try.
Citypark At Lincolnshire
Address: 275 Parkway Dr, Lincolnshire, IL 60069, United States
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 8pm; Sun: 12pm - 5pm
Head to Lincolnshire for everlasting memories
No weekend trip to Illinois can be complete without visiting Lincolnshire, a beautiful spot to relax and rejuvenate besides creating everlasting memories. Plan the days of your travel according to the seasonal events and festive celebrations to have a gala time.
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