Chicago February 28, 2018
This Charming Town Near Chicago Is Perfect For A Day Trip
Nestled in Chicago’s affluent west suburbs, there’s a charming town that locals love to visit. This is a wonderful place for a full day of fun, with delightful attractions and beauty everywhere you look. Make a Saturday out of it or take a day off to explore this marvelous place.
The charming town of Naperville is located in DuPage County, just over 30 miles from downtown Chicago. With so much to do here, you'll never get bored.
Naperville's population is 147,122, and it is the wealthiest town in the Midwest.
Start your day with something sweet at Glaze Donut Company.
You'll find it at 1292 Rickert Drive, Suite 104, Naperville.
This bakeshop is open Tuesday through Sunday and specializes in a variety of unique donuts.
The sweet treats are baked fresh daily, so you never know what exciting flavors they will have in store.
Take your breakfast down by the Naperville Riverwalk for a tranquil morning.
Sit by the DuPage River and enjoy the views or meander the 1.75-mile path that takes visitors past fountains, sculptures, bridges, memorials, and other natural wonders.
One of the sights along the river is the Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower.
The Carillon is a 72-bell instrument that stands 160 feet tall. It's taller than the Statue of Liberty! Visitors are allowed to climb the stairs to the observation deck. It's 14 stories high, so be prepared for a good workout if you attempt to go to the top.
If the weather is exceptional, Centennial Beach is the best place to relax.
Utilizing a former quarry, this public waterpark is a swimming experience like none other. It features slides, diving boards, and depths of 15 feet.
After an action-packed morning, it's time to fuel up with an amazing lunch of delicious sandwiches at Everdine's Grilled Cheese Co.
Homemade sandwiches and soups from this amazing shop can't be beat. It is family-owned and proudly uses fresh ingredients. Unique toppings for the grilled cheeses include mac and cheese, corned beef, and sloppy joe.
Everdine's Grilled Cheese Co. is located at 24 West Jefferson Avenue in downtown Naperville.
Next, walk off that hearty meal at Naper Settlement.
Established in 1969, it spans 12 acres and includes 30 historical buildings and homes that locals can tour. It could take between one and three hours to explore this settlement, depending on how much you like to soak in the history history. You'll always learn something new here.
After you peruse the historical settlement, head to the DuPage Children's Museum. It's a fun spot for the little ones.
It features interactive games and activities that are all about learning and fun.
Finally, sit back and relax while the folks at Mesón Sabika take care of you.
This award-winning tapas bar is situated in an 1847 Georgian mansion with interiors that reflect a European villa.
Menu items include soups, salads, cold and hot tapas, paellas, and desserts, many of which are gluten free, vegetarian, or vegan. You'll never forget this authentic, alfresco experience. Check out our previous coverage of this gorgeous restaurant
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Chicago is the best vacation city in America, you may never want to leave for another town again in your life.
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