Oak Brook, IL

Travel Guide

Relax at the parks and golf courses of this Chicago suburb or do some shopping, see live theater and visit historic sites.

While Oak Brook is a short drive from Chicago, it is far from the high-rises and bustle of the big city. Come to this pretty town for relaxation and refreshing outdoor activities.

Golf is popular in Oak Brook. Choose from Willow Crest Golf Club, Oak Brook Golf Club and several others for a stimulating day out on the fairways and a nice meal afterward.

On summer Sundays try something different just south of Oak Brook Golf Club. Dress nicely, bring a picnic lunch and watch players swing their mallets from atop their ponies at the Oak Brook Polo Club. The Butler family, who owned a paper mill, raised cattle and played polo among cowboys, formed the club nearly 100 years ago. Oak Brook Polo has hosted global heads of state and dignitaries, including Prince Charles as a player with his mother Queen Elizabeth cheering him on.

Visit the Oak Brook Park District Family Recreation Center for daily access to basketball courts, tennis courts, a fitness center and a running track. The year-round Family Aquatic Center features swim lanes, hot tubs and an indoor water slide. Play disc golf in the large surrounding Central Park or travel on the 15 miles (24 kilometers) of shaded trails of the Oak Brook Bike and Fitness Path through the park and nearby residential areas.

Part of Oak Brook’s history is revealed at Graue Mill and Museum, an operating gristmill, which was once a station on the Underground Railroad. Tour the mill and purchase some cornmeal made on site.

See more history at the Mayslake Peabody Estate with a restored prairie and savanna, Mayslake Hall and the Portiuncula Chapel. First Folio Theatre on the grounds provides live performances of classic and contemporary works.

The modern Oakbrook Center is an outdoor mall with five anchor department stores and more than 160 specialty shops and dining and entertainment sites. Drive just 23 minutes from central Chicago to enjoy the relaxing suburb of Oak Brook.

Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center
Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center
4 out of 5
3500 Midwest Road, Oak Brook, IL
The price is $105 per night from Nov 23 to Nov 23
Situated in Oak Brook, this golf hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of College of Dupage, Morton Arboretum, and Brookfield Zoo. Wheaton College and SeatGeek Stadium ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (967 reviews)
"I liked the décor of the lobby/lounge and guest rooms. Everything looks recently updated. It was a rainy day but when I was there before, the grounds looked really nice. Fast elevators. Nice front desk staff. They accommodated my early check in request and gave us free drink vouchers for making us ..."

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center
Hyatt Lodge
Hyatt Lodge
4 out of 5
2815 Jorie Blvd, Oak Brook, IL
The price is $149 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
Situated on a lake, this spa hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Oak Brook Golf Course, Oakbrook Center Mall, and Drury Lane Theater. Brookfield Zoo and Morton Arboretum ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (974 reviews)
"Nice"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Hyatt Lodge
Le Méridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center
Le Méridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center
4.5 out of 5
2100 Spring Road, Oak Brook, IL
The price is $206 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 29
Situated in Oak Brook, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Oakbrook Center Mall and Drury Lane Theater. York Woods County Forest Preserve and Oak Brook ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (986 reviews)
"No complaints other than I think they should offer free coffee in lobby"

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

Le Méridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown
Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown
3 out of 5
40 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL
The price is $103 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
Located in River North, this aparthotel is steps from State Street and Michigan Avenue. Wrigley Building and Chicago Riverwalk are also within 10 minutes. Grand ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,023 reviews)
"Great location, room with a kitchen and staff!"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown
Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown South Loop
Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown South Loop
3 out of 5
59 E. 11th Street, Chicago, IL
The price is $115 per night from Nov 16 to Nov 16
Located in The Loop, this aparthotel is steps from State Street and Grant Park. Columbia College Chicago and Roosevelt University are also within 15 minutes. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (861 reviews)
"Great hotel. Clean. Great morning breakfast. Located nicely in downtown Chicago."

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown South Loop
Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago River North
Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago River North
3 out of 5
110 West Huron St, Chicago, IL
The price is $118 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
Located in River North, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Chicago Theatre and Millennium Park. Art Institute of Chicago and Navy Pier are also within ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (792 reviews)
"The property was great… area / location is loud. Bed was dated.. as well as covers. I have stayed at other home 2 suites and the beds were very plush and the covers were very nice. Here not so much!!"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago River North
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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