- TripBuzz found 354 things to do with kids in or near Crystal Lake, Illinois, including 342 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Buffalo Grove, Gurnee, St. Charles and Arlington Heights.
- From Metro Bowl to Main Beach, the Crystal Lake area offers 109 different types of family activities, including: Parks, Bowling, Rock Climbing and Trampoline Parks.
- Located forty-five miles outside of Chicago is the city of Crystal Lake. Named for the nearby lake, the city is a popular tourist destination for water sports and outdoor recreation such as fishing, camping and hiking. The city is also home to over 40 parks, offering many sports fields, picnic areas and walking trails, as well a historic district with walking tours of local mansions and structures.
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Crystal Lake Rib house Chicago MoreLess Info
Baby back ribs, chargrilled burgers, and chili served at restaurant praised by the Chicago Sun-Times
88% 8 votes
77 Brink Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 MoreLess Info
At Metro Bowl, visitors can enjoy a game of bowling with beer and other refreshments. The bowling alley has a basement lounge, complete with pool tables and a seating area for socializing.
78% 9 votes
300 Lake Shore Drive, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 MoreLess Info
Crystal Lake's Main Beach offers a variety of amenities. The beach itself is white sand, and offers a swimming area with lanes demarcated. There are barbecue facilities, playgrounds, and picnic areas, as well.
80% 5 votes
4504 Terra Cotta Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60012 MoreLess Info
Crystal Bowl is a traditional ten pin bowling alley with a retro décor style. The lanes offer automatic scoring, and there is an on-site concession stand and pro shop for serious bowlers.
45% 31 votes
5593 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 MoreLess Info
Offering jumping fun for all ages, Mega Trampoline is a popular location for birthday parties and other celebrations. Along with wall-to-wall trampolines, the facility is equipped with a play area which includes arcade games and inflatables.
50% 2 votes
691 Virginia Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 MoreLess Info
At Xtreme Wheels Inline Roller Skating Rink, visitors can enjoy a night of cosmic rollerskating in an indoor rink under neon colored lights. The rink also hosts Disney skate events where visitors can skate to classic Disney songs.
90% 71 votes
5517 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 MoreLess Info
With access to two lakes, Three Oaks Recreation Area offers two marinas for boats, and a beach area for sunbathing and picnics. There is also a boardwalk that visitors can use to view the scenery of the south lake.
87% 15 votes
824 S Main St, #106, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 MoreLess Info
Offering summer camp and birthday party packages, North Wall Rock Climbing is an indoor climbing gym with climbing walls and bouldering caves. On Wednesdays, the gym hosts community nights with discounted rates for day passes and rental shoes.
88% 16 votes
330 N Main Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 MoreLess Info
Veteran Acres Park is a 140 acre park housing a Nature Center, Rotary Building and Rotary Warming House. The park also features several athletic fields, and has several hiking and cross country skiing trails.
82% 11 votes
Rte 176 & Rte 14, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 MoreLess Info
Spanning 310 acres, Lippold Park houses a skate park, batting cages, dog park, and outdoor fitness area. Many sports fields and courts are spread throughout the area, along with ponds/wetlands and over 3 miles of walking/biking trails.
89% 9 votes
54 N Williams Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 MoreLess Info
Evolve is a gift store offering, among other items, local artisan jewelry, crystals, statues, books, and candles. The store also hosts a variety of healing and balancing workshops on a regular basis.