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Matthew Scott loves Elmhurst, IL

Planning a trip to Chicago? If you are you definitely need to add a day trip to Elmhurst on your list. Although Elmhurst, IL is a small village outside Chicago, it has a whole lot to offer visitors regardless of what they enjoy. From one-of-a-kind museums to signature shopping destinations, Elmhurst has it all and with far less frustration and expense than downtown in the Loop. Possibly the best part? Everything is within a short distance. Park your car and head out on foot.

Matthew Scott loves the Elmhurst Art Museum

Chicago is known for its incredible museums, and rightly so, but it is not the only place to experience the arts and culture. Elmhurst has its own unique museums and several of them should not be missed. If you love history, art, or architecture, Elmhurst has a place to delight and amaze you. The best part? You will not have to battle the massive crowds like you would downtown. This means you can actually take your time and enjoy yourself. Ask questions about the exhibits and enjoy the atmosphere in a much more relaxed atmosphere.


Below is a list of places to visit in Elmhurst, IL:

- Elmhurst Art Museum: 150 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst, IL 60126

- Elmhurst History Museum: 120 E. Park Ave. Elmhurst, IL 60126

- Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art: 220 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst, IL 60126


The Magnificent Mile is a must for shopping, but the atmosphere is crowded and very rushed. It makes it hard to really enjoy the shopping atmosphere. The City Centre in Elmhurst, IL is a great shopping destination. Few cities keep their downtowns as thriving and vital better than Elmhurst, IL.

Matthew Scott loves Elmhurst, IL

Elmhurst City Centre has over 275 merchants, 40 dining options, and it is located just a few steps off the Metro Line, making it a great place to run errands. The relaxed atmosphere is a nice change of pace from the Downtown hustle and bustle. Below is a list a resources for those looking to shop at the City Centre:

- Elmhurst City Centre website

- Halfway House Golf

- York & Vallette Business District


If you love to spend your time outside in nature, Elmhurst has some destinations that you will want to visit. The Elmhurst Park District is a great resource for those looking for fun outdoor activities. They offer an extremely wide range of activities and that means that there will most likely be something you will like. The Elmhurst Park district is an extremely valuable resource for seniors as they plan the entire day for you. All you have to do is add yourself to the schedule and show up at the scheduled time. Trips leave from The Abbey via bus and all materials needed will be picked up inside. Everything is taken care of! How great is that? Below are some useful links:

- Elmhurst Park District

- Wilder Park Conservatory

- The Abbey

- Sugar Creek Golf Course


Make sure you visit Elmhurst, IL on your next trip to Chicago. Hopefully the links above point you in the right direction and ensure your trip is wonderful.

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