Chicago Northwest, IL

From traditional and contemporary to unique and out-of-the-ordinary experiences, Chicago Northwest is the perfect fit for your reunion.

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Fun and food make a for a memorable family reunion in Chicago Northwest

Conveniently located four hours from anywhere in the continental United States, Chicago Northwest resides on the edge of O’Hare International Airport and just minutes from downtown Chicago. Comprising the suburbs of Schaumburg, Itasca, Elk Grove Village, Arlington Heights and surrounding communities, Chicago Northwest offers numerous activities and attractions for the whole family.

Woodfield Mall is an all-in-one shopping, dining and entertainment venue. With more than two million square feet of distinctive retails shops like Nordstrom, Macy’s and Lord & Taylor, the mall features an impressive Dining Pavilion with a contemporary 820-guest seating area with natural light streaming through ceiling-to-floor picture windows, large-screen televisions and a wide range of cuisine options. The whole family can enjoy fun and games at PAC-MAN Entertainment with bowling alleys, arcade games and pub grub and at Punch Bowl Social, which features a great lineup of games, karaoke and food and drink. Within minutes of Woodfield Mall, families can celebrate in medieval style at Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament. Groups can revel in displays of sword fighting and jousting and enjoy a four-course meal fit for a king.

Across from Woodfield Mall, the Streets of Woodfield is an open-air town center with something for everyone. GameWorks has a variety of arcade games along with a newly added eSports Lounge while The Works Kitchen serves a variety of culinary creations. Youngsters are in for a treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center that includes theme rides, play areas, a 4D cinema and a gift shop. 

Family Fun for Everyone

Never a Dull Moment

Enjoy endless entertainment options for all ages including zoos, sporting events and more

For a wild time, the Brookfield Zoo is the place to be with over 450 species of animals housed across 216 acres in zones like Habitat Africa! The Savannah, Australia House, Tropic World and Seven Seas. Families who love sports can watch the Schaumburg Boomers, a Frontier League baseball team at Boomers Stadium. For a breath of fresh air, families can enjoy the outdoors at Busse Woods Forest Preserve where activities include hiking, biking, kayaking and picnicking. An ideal indoor and outdoor venue for family gatherings amidst nature is The Woodlands located within the 19-acres of White Oaks Park. Adults can enjoy some late-night laughs at the IMPROV comedy club and Laugh Out Loud Theater.

Dining is a real treat in Chicago Northwest with hundreds of restaurants from local favorites and ethnic eateries to top Chicago chains serving everything from salad and sushi to pizza and poke bowls to suit all budgets.

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Let us assist with hotel selection, suggested itineraries and all-around destination information. We want to make planning your reunion less stressful and give you the time to enjoy your family or friends.”

– Melinda Garritano, Meet Chicago Northwest

Why Reunite Here

  • Centrally located just four hours from anywhere in the continental United States
  • Never spend a penny on parking in Chicago Northwest
  • Dining options include classy restaurants and casual cafés serving global cuisines
  • Unmatched entertainment centers and venues for all ages
  • Outdoor activities like hiking, biking and picnicking at parks and forest preserves
  • Endless shopping malls and retail shops with something for everyone

Lodging Inventory

  • Total hotels: 64

Group Perks

  • Itinerary planning
  • Welcome materials
  • Hotel, transportation, and all-around destination assistance
  • Completely free resource

Top Attractions

  • Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts
  • Arlington International
  • Busse Woods
  • GameWorks
  • IKEA
  • IMPROV
  • Laugh Out Loud
  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center
  • Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
  • Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
  • Mitsuwa Japanese Marketplace
  • PAC-MAN Entertainment
  • Schaumburg Boomers
  • Topgolf
  • Woodfield Mall

What are you waiting for?

Let Destination Reunions help you plan the perfect reunion.

Melinda Garritano, CSEE

Melinda Garritano, CSEE

Senior Account Executive