When you’re looking for a quiet place to stay but still want access to the greater Chicago area, look no further than Lombard and Oak Brook.
Situated about 35 km outside of Chicago, Lombard began in the 1830s as Babcock Grove.
You can peek into some of its lengthy history by exploring the buildings scattered throughout the town. Lilacia Park, a large public garden full of lilacs and tulips, was once part of Colonel William R. Plum’s estate. Every May, Lombard celebrates the beauty of the lilac in its Lilac Festival, which features music, a fair, and a parade. Not to be outdone, Oak Brook features a fascinating part of its local history: Graue Mill and Museum. Stop by to see an operating waterwheel grist mill and its attached homestead, and earn about milling, weaving, and much more through living history presentations and artifacts. When you’re done exploring the mill and its surroundings, it’s time to get your swing on. Play a round of golf at the beautifully manicured Willowcrest Golf Course, followed by lunch or dinner at Oakbrook Center.
When you stay in Oak Brook hotels, Illinois becomes easy to access. You can go east and enjoy all the hustle and bustle of the greater Chicago area, or you can explore other areas like Aurora, Arlington Heights, and Joliet. If you end up renting a car while you’re visiting, you’ll be able to access the entire state from your Lombard/Oak Brook base.
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