Hodgkins is the perfect place to stay in Chicago as some of the city’s main attractions are nearby. Two attractions that should top every visitor’s to-do list is the fabulous Brookfield Zoo and the much-loved Willowbrook Community Park. Two other interesting attractions nearby Hodgkins are the Graue Mill and Museum and the Chicago Ridge Shopping Mall.
Chicago’s heart is also full of fascinating sights, like Willis Tower and McCormick Place. And, before returning to Hodgkins, you should also check out Millennium Park and Hancock Tower.
To really understand Chicago, head to one of its many cultural destinations. Book a tour, admire the interior of the building or simply enjoy the wonderful artworks at the National Shrine of St. Therese in Darien, the Gregg House Museum in Westmont and the Hawthorne Works Museum in Cicero.
If the sun is shining get outdoors and make the most of the nearby green spaces. There are some great green escapes, so take a picnic blanket to the Ty Warner Park in Westmont and the Twin Lakes Park. The nature havens such as the York Woods County Forest Preserve in Oak Brook, show visitors the species of flora and fauna that flourish in the area.
If you love to play golf, take a trip to the Twin Lakes Golf Course in Westmont and the Oak Brook Golf Course in Oak Brook. It's a perfect way to enjoy the outdoors.
Go to the Oakbrook Center Mall in Oak Brook to get in some retail therapy.
A local icon is United Center, the stomping ground of the Chicago Bulls basketball team in winter and the Chicago Blackhawks ice hockey team. If you'd prefer to see a concert or show, check the stadium’s website for dates and prices.
To make sure you get the most out of Hodgkins, consider making a reservation at one of the area’s hotel or serviced apartment options. Make reservations for the DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago - Oak Brook, the Hilton Chicago/Oak Lawn, or the Best Western Chicagoland - Countryside.