The warm weather is on the way, so get ready for a day in the country. If you are coming in from Chicago, Harvard is the last stop on the Pacific Northwest Metra Line. It also is a great place to pick up the Long Prairie Bike Trail. This trail will take you by many small communities along the way.
Come and explore this great toy store in the heart of Crystal Lake. This family owned shop features quality toys that are hand chosen to spark the imagination of the child in your life. The knowledgeable staff at Marvin’s will be happy to assist you.
If you are looking tor that neighborhood bar feel, the kind where everyone knows your name, or acts like they do, then Matt’s should be your next stop. With their recent updates, Matt’s is the perfect place to meet with friends or family, have a drink,(my favorite is their Moscow Mule in a copper cup),and grab a game. Matt’s is also a great bar crawl spot, right across from the Crystal Lake station.
If you ride the train through Palatine then you most likely have seen this Palatine landmark. Durty Nellie’s is known for their Great Food, Live Music and Outstanding Selection of Beer. Their Convenient location across from the Palatine Metra station makes this pub an ideal choice for your next pub crawl.
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You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy this pub crawl. We have included five Irish pubs in five different towns. Pick where you want to stop and end, then go out and have some ‘craic.” (an Irish term for fun or good time). If you try all five we would like to hear about your favorites.
See Frozen the movies then have some frozen adventures of your own. Some fun, and some delicious activities for the whole family to enjoy. Don’t miss Julie Ann’s special sundae inspired by the movie.
Chessie’s in Barrington is one of the most unique restaurants in the Chicagoland area. Diners can enjoy their meal while sitting in a 1920′s train car, making it the perfect spot for a romantic dinner, or lunch with a friend. Or if you prefer their spacious bar is ideal for grabbing a bite, a drink or two and a game.
Who knew that traveling in space could be achieved by first traveling on a train to The Challenger Learning Center in Woodstock. If you loved the movie “Gravity” and have ever wondered about what it would be like to have an out of this world experience, then you need to check this place out. The center offers a number of programs to entertain, educate and expand your horizons.
Are the specialty liquor shots at Ortmann’s a drink or a dessert? You decide, than let us know your favorite. Ortmann’s is located just off the square and close to the train, making it a great place to start or end your evening while in Woodstock.