Things To Do

Things To Do In Oak Park and River Forest!
 


 

There is plenty to do in the Chicago area and below I have included some links to our most popular attractions. There is also plenty to do here in the Oak Park/River Forest area and that is why many people move here. In a matter of minutes you can be in downtown Chicago but if you want a little quaint village evening with excellent dining, a movie, a walk through our historic districts… there is no place like here.

Below are my favorite local activities & past-times:

  • Saturday Farmers Market - begins June 7th @ the corner of Elmwood/Lake in Oak Park
  • Ice Cream at Petersen's Ice Cream Parlor @ the corner of Chicago/Marion in Oak Park
  • Dinner at Hemmingway's Bistro (211 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
  • Sandwich's at The Alpine on North Avenue in Elmwood Park!!!!!
  • Taking my kids to any of the activities offered by the Park Districts of Oak Park and River Forest!!!!!
  • Catching a movie at the vintage Lake Theatre on Lake Street in downtown Oak Park.
  • Christmas Lights Everywhere!!!!
  • Trick-Or-Treating.
  • Magnolia Bloom Season in Elmwood Park.
  • The whole entire season of fall.




Local Parks & Park District Programs
 
Shopping
 

River Forest Park District

Oak Park Park District

Local Shopping

Weekend Get-Away

 
Dining Out

 

Door County, Wisconsin Navigator

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Indiana Dunes State Park

Dine.com

Chicago Reader Restaurant Finder

Museums, Zoos, Art Galleries, Etc.

 
Transportation

 

Children's Museum

Chicago Historical Society

Brookfield Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo

Chicago Botanical Gardens

Art Institute of Chicago

John G. Shedd Aquarium

Field Museum of Natural History

Museum of Science & Industry

Chicago Center for the Print

Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art

Metra Rail

O'Hare Airport

Midway Airport

Pace Bus Services

CTA a.k.a. the "L"

Local Parks and Park District Programs

 
 

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