- Our list of the best things to do in Elgin, Illinois, features the top 688 nearby activities — including 254 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Elgin, IL has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Amusement, Entertainment & Shows, and Sports & Fitness.
- The results below include the top 18 things to do within the city of Elgin, IL , followed by 670 popular activities in nearby cities, including Aurora, West Chicago, Glenview, Lombard, Naperville, Wheaton, St. Charles, Schaumburg, Des Plaines, Buffalo Grove, Glen Ellyn, Downers Grove, Geneva, Arlington Heights, Elmhurst, Elk Grove Village, Mundelein, Palatine, Crystal Lake, Hoffman Estates, Woodstock, Park Ridge, Niles, Mount Prospect, Northbrook, Bloomingdale, Grayslake, Wheeling, Woodridge, Bartlett, Carol Stream, Barrington, Addison, Batavia, Vernon Hills, Algonquin, Libertyville, Oak Brook, Lisle, Lincolnshire, Oswego, Huntley, Bolingbrook, Carpentersville, Rosemont, Dekalb, Streamwood, Mchenry, De Kalb and Lake In The Hills
59% 74 votes
2380 Esplanade Drive, Algonquin, IL 60102 MoreLess Info
The Village Vintner Winery, Brewery & Restaurant offers craft wines and beers with a full-service menu. Customers can choose from a variety of appetizers, salads, entrees and deserts while enjoying a family-friendly atmosphere.
Running along Fox River, Pottawatomie Park provides access for fishing and boating and also has a trail along the river. The park features a miniature golf course, playgrounds, picnic areas, sports facilities and an amphitheater for events.
83% 6 votes
1300 Moonlake Blvd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 MoreLess Info
With plenty of lounge chairs to relax on, Seascape Family Aquatic Center offers visitors a sand volleyball court and beach play area. The pool is heated and has water slides, diving boards, and a shallow wading area.
The Algonquin Lakes Park is a 35-acre park home to a wide range of outdoor activities. Visitors to the park have access to two baseball fields, a tri-basketball court, two different playgrounds, and a network of biking paths.
Quiet and serene, Leroy Oakes Forest Preserve is a public space providing for an array of outdoor activities. Along with enjoying peaceful streams, wooded areas and wildlife, the preserve is also home to a nature center and house museum.
Located along a stretch of the Fox River, Buffalo Park Forest Preserve is a woodland retreat. It offers hiking and biking paths, scenic views, river access, and a sledding hill, when the weather permits. There is also a campground.
The Arcada Theatre is housed by a 1926 building which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and it has been staging shows since then. It has a maximum seating capacity of 900 and has hosted artists such as Joan Rivers and Kenny Rogers.
100% 8 votes
215 East Main Street, St. Charles, IL MoreLess Info
Filled with Civil War displays, St. Charles Heritage Center is a historic building that feature a mix of rotating and permanent exhibits. Visitors can learn about the first settlers to the area and about life in the 1920s.