Some of the best Bike Trails in the Chicago-land area are accessable from the Northwest Pacific Train Line. Whether you bike for fun or as a means of getting around, this post is for you. We’d love to hear about your trip and your tips for the other bikers out there
Follow the Festivals along the Metra Northwest line. Almost every town along the line has a festival planned for July. There is something for everyone; entertainment, food and fun. Gather up your friends & family and head out for a taste of summer.
One reader suggested this Girl’s Gluten Free Day Out, which features two dining spots with outstanding gluten free food and a little pampering at a local salon. We sent her 4 free Arlington Park Racetrack tickets for her great suggestion. Please send us your ideas
If you are looking for a fun way to spend the day/evening check out our list of the finest Irish Pubs on Metra’s Northwest Pacific Line. Hop on the train and enjoy some traditional Irish food and let the proffesionals do the driving so you can enjoy a pint or two of the your favorite Irish Brew.
Going on a bar crawl can be a great way to sample the offerings of different restaurants. This more subdued crawl can easily become a small plate progressive dinner as well. Enjoy the lovely downtown Arlington Heights, as it has a lot to offer, with great restaurants, shopping and entertainment.
Take the train to experience live theater, ballet, musical acts, family entertainment, comedy, original plays and old favorites, you can find it all. The venues are as varied as the acts and many are housed in beautiful historic buildings within minutes of a Metra Station.
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Get a group of your friends, family or co-workers together and enjoy the day at beautiful Arlington Park Race Track. Experience the horse races from a private suite. The suites can accommodate groups as little as 16 up to 100.
You don’t have to go to Chicago to enjoy an evening of live entertainment. The Metropolis is a great venue that offers a variety of comedy, drama and music programs. This venue is easy to access via the Metra Rails. Great excursion for a family, a group or a couple.
The Farmers Markets are back! Check the dates and head on out to stock up on some of the freshest ingredients available. Select from organic, locally sustainable, humanely grown and raised meats, produce, eggs, cheeses and more. Many provide live entertainment, activities, cooking classes and demonstrations as well.