You may be able to name the tourist attractions in New York City and Los Angeles even if you’ve never been there, but the big cities of the country don’t have an exclusive hold on awesome things for travelers to do. In fact, you’ll find the potential for many grand adventures in the picturesque town of Rosemont, Illinois. The enchanting village lives up to its motto of “You Can’t Miss It.”
You definitely don’t want to miss this lesser-known area that’s near the Chicago O’Hare Airport and downtown Chicago.
Fun from the Start
From the moment that you fly into the Chicago O’Hare Airport, which is so close to Rosemont that most of the airport’s hotels are actually located in Rosemont instead of Chicago, you will be awed at how lovely and exciting the village of Rosemont is. After you’re settled in your hotel, you may opt to start your journey by taking in the entertainment at the MB Financial Park at Rosemont, which has everything from a movie theater to a bowling alley. Other must-see area attractions include the Donald E. Stephens Museum of Hummels and the Rosemont Theatre.
No trip to Rosemont would be complete without stopping by its immensely popular discount mall for souvenirs, entertainment, and refreshments. The Fashion Outlets of Chicago, which is actually located in Rosemont despite its name, hosts such fun shops as Perfumania, Tory Burch Outlet, Neiman Marcus Last Call, and Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store. Take a break from shopping to grab a bite to in Maoz Vegetarian, a well-reviewed falafel restaurant that’s located in the mall. If you are in the mood for something sweet, Great American Cookies and Starbucks are also located at the outlet mall.
Warm Welcome for Dogs
Whether you are planning a family vacation or a business trip to Rosemont, you don’t have to worry about leaving your beloved canine companion at home. There are plenty of things that can be done with your pet in Rosemont, such as exploring parks like Monument Park and Community Park. Among several hotels that welcome dogs are the Westin O’Hare, the Hilton Rosemont Chicago O’Hare, and the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel.
Extraordinary Accommodations on an Ordinary Budget
No matter what your travel budget may be, there are hotels in Rosemont that will cater to your needs while also offering plenty of on-site activities. In fact, you don’t have to leave hotels like the Chicago Marriot Suites O’Hare to have a great time without spending a lot of money. This hotel has a spa, a swimming pool, a restaurant, a lounge, and concierge services. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites in Rosemont is also affordable, and its amenities include a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, a business center, free Internet access, an indoor pool, and a game room for kids.
Finally, keep in mind that Rosemont will likely surprise you as a destination on the rise. Have you been to this fun village before? I’m trying to build an ultimate resource on things to do in Rosemont. If you’ve been to Rosemont, please add your thoughts and other tips below!
Robin Raven has a passion for traveling the world, and she has written about travel for such sites as Yahoo!, Hipmunk, and USA Today. As a travel writer and editor, Robin likes to meet new people and animals every chance she gets, and she loves trying the vegan food in any city. She blogs a book set in the picturesque area of Gulf Shores at 100WeeksofWonder.com.