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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Route
“Orchard Road is a shopping paradise you can not miss. Full of eatery too. Must pamper yourself!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Excellent Mexican food and fantastic mixed drinks with fun ambiance. Outdoor seating. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Christmas-themed attraction with carnival rides & 200+ zoo animals. Open May through October.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Store
“Probably the best outlet mall in the Chicagoland area but it is a little bit of a drive.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“The name says it all. It's a coffee shop atmosphere. They serve coffee / espresso and ice cream, and of course, chocolate stuff.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Park and pool complete with waterslides and a zero depth entry section for the little ones ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of our favorite breakfast joints in the area. Creative takes on the usual breakfast fare and a bright ambiance. It's a great way to start a morning.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Casino
“Close and you can give your money to the state of Illinois, they will find a way to spend it. Gambling Boat. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Great Chicago style fast food known for their Italian beefs, hotdogs, and salads. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Raceway Woods is a lovely 122 acre open space tract getting its name from the old race track that once wound around parts of it. The central core of the tract has a fine savannah and mesic woodland with steep banks where pocket seeps trickle down into a clear rippling brook that wanders through several pristine natural areas. This preserve includes a horseback riding area. Most horse trails are natural surface, mowed grass paths. Limestone screenings trails and asphalt bike trails are available in some of the preserves. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“A fixture of the Elgin food scene, they are a great place for burgers and beers”
  • 5 locals recommend
Trail
“Cool spot to check out on short bike ride. Cross the river to the Japanese garden at historic Frank Lloyd Wright home”
  • 2 locals recommend
Gym
“Fitness and recreation center with complete fitness centre, private women's workout area, a variety of fitness classes, childcare, lap pool, climbing wall and "adventure island" indoor water park with a slide and zero depth entry.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Zoo
“In addition to the zoo, Lords Park has athletic fields, a pool, playground, tennis courts and a museum!”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Excellent Mexican food and fantastic mixed drinks with fun ambiance. Outdoor seating. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
“The name says it all. It's a coffee shop atmosphere. They serve coffee / espresso and ice cream, and of course, chocolate stuff.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of our favorite breakfast joints in the area. Creative takes on the usual breakfast fare and a bright ambiance. It's a great way to start a morning.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Great Chicago style fast food known for their Italian beefs, hotdogs, and salads. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“A fixture of the Elgin food scene, they are a great place for burgers and beers”
  • 5 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
“Good place for special occasions. It's casual dining with higher end quality of food. The milkshakes are awesome. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Tasty, special, great tasting food. Also, Niche, Noche, Nobel House, great bars...our good restaurants go on and on! You have to be good to stay in business here.”
  • 1 local recommends
Meal Takeaway
“It's a neat place to eat. The restaurant was built with old barn wood and they have peanuts available to eat while waiting. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

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