Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel and Aloft
Chicago O’Hare, both located in Rosemont,
also have kid-friendly programs for groups
traveling with their families.
Rosemont’s Parkway Bank Park entertainment district is home to fun for the
whole family, including 13 eateries, iFly
indoor skydiving, a candy store, bowling
and more, added Alex Jakubiak, spokesper-son for Village of Rosemont.
“The venues surround a great lawn that
plays host to several seasonal events, including concerts, festivals and a winter ice
rink,” Jakubiak said.
Additionally, there is a full calendar of
live concerts and family entertainment
in Rosemont, including Riverdance at the
Rosemont Theatre, as well as Disney On Ice!
and Chicago Wolves hockey at the Allstate
In Oak Park, The Write Inn is situated in
the Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District
in a landmark building that combines
Old-World charm with modern features.
The property offers family-size rooms with
extra space for lounging, according to
Kevin Kilbride, marketing and social media
manager for Visit Oak Park.
“Guests will find special antiques and
accessories from the 1920s, making it a
memorable locale unlike any place your
family has stayed before,” he said.
From Oak Park, families are encouraged
to visit the Brookfield Zoo, which is home
to more than 3,000 animals and “
immersion exhibits,” including giraffe feeding,
walks with wallabies and penguin encounters that are simply thrilling for youngsters.
For a trip back in time, attendees con-
vening in the area with their families can
visit Galloping Ghost Arcade, which boasts
nearly 600 games spanning from the 1970s
“This retro spot is fittingly on Brookfield’s
stretch of the Historic Route 66 and is the
largest video arcade in America,” Kilbride
said. “Classic arcade hits like Donkey Kong
and Ms. Pac-Man let parents relive their
childhoods while giving kids a look at what
life was like before iPhones and touch-
A unique outing for families in the
Aurora area is Batavia-based Fermilab, the
U.S. Department of Energy’s most accessi-
ble site, where according to James Cardis,
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