No matter which area around Chicago you visit for a quick getaway, there is somewhere different to play, stay or something to discover for your family.
Thrill seekers will love Mystic Waters' two 37-foot slides as well as daring drop slides. Mom and dad need to relax? Coast along on the 550-foot lazy river or sit by the leisure pool with fountains, jet sprays and a child-size dolphin slide for the little ones. Even toddlers and nonswimmers can enjoy a designated area that has no standing water but plenty of water sprays and a jungle gym.
This cozy hotel is in the perfect location for exploring the northern suburbs. Great America literally is across the street, and the hotel is minutes away from Gurnee Mills Mall. The kids will love the complimentary 24-hour candy and cookie service and the indoor pool. Parents and teens will love the access to Gold's Gym, the whirlpool and the free deluxe continental breakfast. Your family's furry friends will love that the hotel is pet friendly. The whole family can wind down at the library filled with adult and children's books.
If you're looking for proof that "healthy" burgers need not taste like cardboard, check out Everest Burger. Everything on the menu is made from scratch using fresh, organic ingredients. And be sure to try something from the on-site bakery-we're partial to the scrumptious chocolate ganache and raspberry tart with a unique cornmeal crust.