Comfort Inn O'Hare
2175 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Phone: (847) 635-1300
Fax: (847) 635-7572
2175 E. Touhy Ave., Des Plaines, IL, US, 60018
- Phone: (847) 635-1300
- Fax: (847) 635-7572
Located in downtown Park Ridge, the Hodges Park is a favorite recreational spot for the locals. Centrally located, and easily accessible by public transport, this park has allows for a good day spent outdoors with the family. There is also a War Memorial and two fountains here, which make for an aesthetic viewing. Call for more details.
In the heart of the village of Norridge lies the Norridge Park, home of the Norridge Park District. Being the main park of the village, this place is usually crowded with folks looking for some recreational activities. Among the facilities here are tennis courts, softball fields, playgrounds, a swimming pool, and basketball courts. The Norridge Park also plays host to community events, including sports events and concerts.
The Leaning Tower of Niles, located in the city of Niles, is a half sized duplicate of the original Leaning Tower in Pisa that is considered its sister city. Built as part of a recreational park by industrialist Robert Ilg in 1934, the tower primarily serves the purpose of storing water for pools. The slab at the bottom of the building pledges this construction to Galilio Galilei, the renowned Italian scientist.
The Harrer Park and Pool lies in the very center of Morton Grove, and is an ideal place to take the whole family for a full day outing. Equipped with facilities like baseball fields, basketball courts, softball fields, playgrounds, tennis courts, and a swimming pool, this park has something for everyone. There is also the Morton Grove Historical Museum located inside this park, so if you are not the sporty kind, a trip down the history of this town is recommended. Open from dawn till 10:00p, Harrer Park is bustling with locals as well as visitors, just looking for a break from the hectic town life. See the website for more information.
The settlement in the area that would later be known as, ‘Glenview’, can be credited to farmers, who came to exploit the rich soil and natural resources available here. Originally named South Northfield, the name, ‘Glenview’ was given by the Chicago & Milwaukee Railroad in 1872, and the village residents retained the name when the village was incorporated in 1899. Today, Glenview is more of a modern town, with various shopping centers and malls scattered across its land. A pleasant place to visit, and located just about 30 minutes from Chicago, Glenview is definitely worthy of a place on your itinerary.
A park that is bustling with people and events, the Lions Park, or Rainbow Falls as it is also called, is one of the numerous parks that dot the landscape of Elk Grove Village. Open from dawn to dusk, this park is spread over an area of 11.4 acres (4.61 hectares), and comprises a basketball court, a playground, a skating rink, and three baseball fields. Do see the website to know more about upcoming events and other details about this park.
A city located in the DuPage County of Illinois, Wood Dale is a charming community of more than 13,000 residents. Like most American towns and cities, the land that would later become Wood Dale once belonged to a Native American tribe, and was taken over by the State after Illinois received the status of a state in 1818. Today, Wood Dale is a humble city, being home to a vast acreage of open spaces, modest homes, and a vibrant and friendly community. See the website to know more.
Don't miss out on events hosted by the Copernicus Center — a civic and cultural center. With modern sound equipment and several several venues on-site, it's no wonder that Copernicus Center has hosted everything from musical performances to annual fairs to small local events. Concerts are often held in the center's historic Mitchell P Kobelinski Theater, formally known as the Gateway Theater.
The Cernan Earth and Space Center is a public planetarium named after astronaut Eugene Cernan, one of the persons to leave his footprints on the moon. In the 44-foot (13-meter) dome theater, one will find a series of tech-savvy equipment. The Space Center has outstanding laser projections and a three-screen projection system, star projector, slide and special effects projectors, film projector and a sound system that has multiple speakers and channel mixers. The Cernan Center is ideal for school and college children to explore space through various public programs. Call or check out the website for costs and timings.
Henry Proesel Park has something for everyone! With a swimming pool, baseball and softball diamonds, two full basketball courts, a playground area, picnic facilities, three tennis courts, an in-line skating rink, an outdoor ice skating rink and two volleyball courts, choices for recreational activities are endless.
In the heart of Elk Grove Village, surrounded by the town’s government building, lies the Village Park. This small strip of a park is a popular gathering point for the village residents, be it for just a walk, or to attend a community event. Among the events that have been hosted here are Art in the Park, the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, and Summer Concert Series. Call for further information on upcoming events.
Located in Chicago, Irish American Heritage Centre was started to promote Irish culture among the Americans and is a place for all the Irish settlers in America to get back to their roots and feel at home. Preserving Irish heritage and culture, this centre has a library, an arts gallery, a dance studio as well as a very good Irish Pub. The mission is to educate the masses about the richness of this culture. There is also a theatre here that features shows that provide quality entertainment to audiences.