Schaumburg is a sprawling city comprised of high-rise buildings, a buzzing nightlife and various entertainment centres sitting on the edge of Chicago. The area is known for its range of cultural attractions, from shopping to theatres, art galleries and a baseball stadium.
Things to do in Schaumburg
For retail therapy, visit Woodfield Mall to browse one of the largest malls in the United States. Shop for clothing at Banana Republic, Anthropologie or Columbia and browse accessories at Claire’s. When you get hungry, stop in for tropical cuisine paired with the sights and sounds of the Amazon at the Rainforest Cafe.
Escape the urban bustle with a trip to Spring Valley, a beautiful nature and wildlife area. Hike the scenic trails throughout Spring Valley, stroll through the Bob Link Arboretum and check out the rural Volkening Heritage Farm to see what life was like in 1880.
If you have kids, head to the LEGOland Discovery Centre for an afternoon of adventure. Enjoy learning about how LEGO bricks are made, check out the pirate-themed playland and browse the mini-replicas of famous Chicago landmarks.
For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, reserve a seat for dinner at Medieval Times. Dine on a medieval-themed meal in a castle while you watch epic battles of knights on horseback, jousting tournaments and experienced falconry.
Getting around Schaumburg
Schaumburg is located less than 20 kilometres north-west of O’Hare International Airport. The Metra Rail system serves the area along the Milwaukee District West Rail Line. The easiest way to get around is by car.