From sky-diving to free live concerts, there’s something for everyone.
With all that Chicago has to offer, those of us who live near the epicenter of our wonderful metropolis can sometimes be found guilty of turning a blind eye to what lies further afield. Truth be told, Cook County, and the whole of Illinois for that matter, is ripe with wonderful city escapes.
Some require a long trip across the state, and some just a 30-minute drive. One that falls into the latter category is the vibrant Village of Rosemont – a convenient drive from the center of Chicago.
Rosemont is significantly known as the home of the Chicago Dogs baseball team, to others as the home of the Chicago Wolves ice hockey team, and to others as the place, you’ll find the award-winning Fashion Outlets of Chicago.
As the only two-level indoor outlet shopping center in the Midwest, there is a wonderful variety of over 130 designer outlet stores and unique Midwestern stores. With luxury brands including Gucci and Burberry, and more affordable brands like Lululemon, Nike, and Vineyard Vines – there is something for everyone who visits.
For a village with a population of just a few thousand, it is extraordinary how happening the northwestern edge city has become. In addition to Impact Field, the Allstate Arena, and a shopping center that was once voted The Best Factory Outlet Center in the World, the village is home to a variety of attractions and activities.
With over 40 amazing restaurants, 17 luxury hotels, and a jam-packed event calendar there’s no better place to escape the city clamor of Chicago. Of all the reasons to visit, however, Rosemont’s entertainment district, Parkway Bank Park, is where the heart of the action can be found.
A stone’s throw from the Fashion Outlets of Chicago, Parkway Bank Park has 15 dining and entertainment venues that surround a great lawn. Visitors can enjoy live music with the “Rockin’ in the Park” free summer concert series taking place through mid-September before the space is transformed into an NHL-sized ice rink once winter rolls in.
But the attractions don’t stop there, within the 200,000 square-foot complex, you’ll find live comedy, state-of-the-art film, indoor skydiving, bowling and so much more!
From international cuisine and adrenaline activities to theatrical spectacles at the Rosemont Theatre and sports games at Impact Field or Allstate Arena, there is something for everybody – and all just a 20-minute drive from Chicago’s Loop.
Just minutes from the Chicago O’Hare International Airport, The Village of Rosemont is easily accessible from both Chicago and the suburbs via any of the area’s major highways. Parking is free with validation inside any of the restaurants or entertainment venues while convenient garage parking is also available.