Planning a family vacation in the Chicago area is easy and budget-friendly when you explore the diverse culture and beautiful landscape of Oak Brook. Located just 20 minutes from downtown Chicago, Oak Brook offers great lodging options along with a plethora of fun activities such as those showcased below.
Housing more than 2,000 animals on 216 acres, the Brookfield Zoo offers a full day of fun and exploration. The zoo is open 365 days a year, with new exhibits that mix education with excitement. Visitors can even see creatures from the past with the new Dinosaurs Alive! exhibit, running through late October.
Drury Lane Oakbrook Theatre
Broadway-style musical theater is much more affordable and fun for the whole family at the Drury Lane Theatre, which features elegant architecture and spacious, plush seating for audiences of just under 1,000 people. Shows for young audiences are regularly featured, so you can bring young children along to enjoy the live theater experience.
If you love shopping, the low sales taxes of Oak Brook gives you extra incentive to explore the 160 stores located within Oakbrook Center. From department stores to fine boutiques, you can find it all at Oak Brook’s premier shopping destination.
The Morton Arboretum
To enjoy the outdoors while the weather is warm and welcoming, bring the family to the nearby Morton Arboretum. With a mission to educate guests while conserving plants from dozens of species around the world, the Morton Arboretum is a perfect addition to a day trip outdoors in Oak Brook.
This extensive 500-acre park features two museums, a golf course, picnic and camping areas, and formal gardens, so there is something for every member of the family to enjoy. There are also several gourmet and casual dining options in the park to provide you with fuel for a day of outdoor exploration.
To book your family-friendly Oak Brook vacation, call 630-568-1234 to connect to one of four Hotels of Oak Brook. Your fantastic and convenient lodging options in the area include Double Tree, Hyatt Lodge, Marriott, and Residence Inn by Marriott. Each offers great competitive rates and diverse room choices to give your family world class accommodations on any budget.