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Discover things to do on an Elgin, Illinois, getaway

Discover the top things to do in West Dundee for a fun-filled weekend trip

West Dundee, nestled in the Fox River Valley in Northern Illinois, makes for the perfect weekend getaway. Grab a hotel room at the Courtyard by Marriott or TownePlace Suites, and then begin the adventure.

West Dundee restaurants

Downtown West Dundee is packed with unique dining options all foodies can enjoy! Start your day with a brown sugar oat latte and gourmet donut from Craft Donuts & Coffee. Grab a seat on Bleuroot’s patio with a view of the Fox River while you settle in for a local farm-to-table experience. We recommend the charcuterie and cheese boards paired with a glass of wine. Bring the whole family out for dinner at the Village Squire, an English-style pub with a variety of great food. Be prepared to yell “Opa!” with the crowd as the saganaki comes out.

Entertainment in West Dundee

If you have not been to the Fox Valley’s hottest new music venue, RocHaus, then you have not really been to a rock concert. Come rock the night away and stay for some more fun. If you are looking for entertainment for the whole family, then we recommend a visit to Underground Retrocade. Enjoy machines that have been lovingly restored. If you are looking to escape to nature, then Randall Oaks Zoo will keep the kids entertained for hours.

West Dundee shopping

The Spring Hill Mall is still known as the Elgin area’s best shopping destination. Spring Hill Mall offers everything you need for a fun day of retail therapy. Browse clothing stores, catch a flick at the new movie theater, Cinemark Spring Hill Mall and XD, and enjoy a “pop-tastic” foodie experience at Mama Lee’s Gourmet Popcorn Shop. Go a little further up the road to downtown West Dundee and take a trip down memory lane at Around the Corner Candy, a nostalgic candy store that also stocks delicious modern treats.

Health & wellness

Traveling to West Dundee can be a sweet adventure with shopping and dining. But visitors can also consider an active vacation. Leaf’s Ice Center is open year-round and provides the perfect opportunity for the whole family to speed around the rink or practice twirls. If you are looking to explore the greens of West Dundee, then look no further than Randall Oaks Golf Club. Known for its lightning-quick greens and large oak trees, Randall Oaks is a must for anyone looking for a round of golf that will challenge them from tee to green. Now that you have worked up a sweat, it is time to treat yourself. Make an appointment at Spa Bleu for a complete spa experience, or get your hair styled at Shine. Salon & Dry Bar.


West Dundee bars & craft beer

It does not matter if you are looking for a craft beer flight or a specialty mixed drink—there are plenty of bars in West Dundee to stop for a drink with friends. Emmett’s Brewing Co., located in the heart of downtown West Dundee, is a can’t-miss destination for craft beer fans. The Chubby Bullfrog Bar & Grill is known for top-notch entertainment. Stop for a drink, and then stay for the karaoke or live music. Chunky Dog Bar & Grill is another local favorite with weekly specials that will keep you coming back. If you are looking for your next favorite bloody mary spot on Sundays, then Bamboozels is your place!

It is easy to see that anyone can find an adventure-packed weekend in West Dundee. Contact us if you would like suggestions on more things to do in West Dundee, and then start planning your trip to the Elgin area!

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