Visit Elgin, Illinois

Discover things to do on an Elgin, Illinois, getaway


Legit Dogs & Ice

Legit Dogs & Ice is a restaurant in downtown Elgin offering gourmet hot dogs and authentic Hawaiian shaved ice, Fresh Cut Snow.

 

Legit Dogs & Ice also operates a food truck.

Billy Brick’s Pizza – Elgin

Wood Fired. Family Inspired.® Serving pizza, sandwiches, soups, salads, & desserts the way it was meant to be. #livewoodfired

Kubo Sushi & Sake Lounge

Downtown Elgin has a locally owned sushi and sake bar!

Kubo's Story:

9 years ago, our family moved here from California in search of a better future. In that time we have fallen in love with Elgin and all that it has to offer. With hard work and dedication, my brother and I have brought our love and passion to the Elgin and its community. Kubo Sushi is the combination of traditional Japanese culture and food, with a slight Cali twist. You will experience a mouthwatering variety of fresh, hand crafted sushi and Japanese cuisine, as well as a variety of Japanese beers and craft sake and hand crafted sake cocktails. Our goal is for your experience to be a memorable one that keeps you coming back for more, whether you’re looking for a family friendly environment, or a hot night out on the town!

Escapade 360 is Elgin's premier escape room. Located approximately 35 miles west of Chicago, Escapade 360 is the perfect complement to a night out, before or after dinner or drinks. Our family-friendly themes are fun and safe for guests ages 12 and up, and your group is sure to be talking about your experience for days afterward. Come experience a journey from the everyday!

Lord's Park Pavilion
The 2 story Pavilion, built in 1898, is one of the city's most valued historical landmarks. It is located at 100 Oakwood Boulevard in the beautiful historic Lords Park, a photographic 108 acre site. Available for use by groups of up to 300 people - 150 people on each level; prices vary according to size and rental terms. Download our rental agreement. Please call 847-531-7047 to rent this facility. You can also email our banquet office at banquets@cityofelgin.org.

 
About Lords Park
This 108-acre regional park, located on the east side of Elgin, was first established in 1892 by the Lord family of Elgin. This park has a wonderful history and is currently home to some of the area's destination facilities including the Elgin Public Museum, the Lords Park Zoo, the historic Pavilion and the Lord's Park Aquatic Center. This park offers numerous facilities in a picturesque setting of mature Hickory and Oak trees on rolling terrain. Picnicking is a popular activity at one of the two permitted picnic shelters. Playgrounds, basketball and tennis complement the open play field used for practice or pickup games. A large little league baseball complex is part of the Lords Park property and includes ten fields used by the little league group.

Gifford’s Kitchen And Social

New American cuisine is our fusion of cuisine which assimilates flavors from the melting pot of traditional American cooking techniques.

On the second floor, we have an amazing venue space for larger gatherings such as trendy rustic weddings, dinners, lunches, dances, concerts or social gatherings complete with its’ own private bar, large balcony overlooking the pond, stage for live music or shows and can accommodate over 100-250 guests.

If you would like help planning a wedding in the Elgin Area please contact the Elgin Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at (800) 217-5362, email Wendi@ExploreElginArea.com or complete our form to request more information

We designed the Dream Hall with event rental in mind. We know how hard it can be to find the perfect space to host your next event. From special occasions and weddings to corporate events and book release parties, The Dream Hall has everything you need to make your next event a success.

We offer exceptional culinary chefs and catering teams that bring your event to life with food and service. The Dream Hall includes two floors, each with a separate bar for any type of networking or social based event.

The Loft of Elements Preserved

Located in a century old building in downtown Elgin, IL, within The Elgin Artspace Lofts complex, The Loft of Elements Preserved is a natural light venue, thoughtfully decorated with vintage pieces from our inventory, including specialty furniture, tables and seating. A space that requires no additional decor because of the luxury appointments already featured, allowing our guests to choose their caterer, dessert, and floral decor, and enjoy a stress-free event with their guests.

Featuring a 14 ft. wooden Harvest table as the central focal point, and allowing the vintage 24-arm chandelier to provide the finishing flair, our venue speaks of elegance and luxury in a timeless setting. With floor-to ceiling windows, the natural light venue offers the most for brilliant photo memories, while your guests dance the night away under the twinkling cage pendant lighting.

Imago Creative Studios is a creative & unique event venue in downtown Elgin, IL. Original brick, skylights & timber beams provide a one of a kind experience.

 

Perfect location for weddings, showers, birthday parties and corporate events. Let us help you plan your next event at IMAGO Creative Studios.  

Vida Yoga and Fitness

Vida is a family owned studio that focuses on bringing balance to the body, mind, and spirit. We would like to share a space where every individual can feel safe in a warm, friendly, inviting environment. At Vida we believe that staying fit and exercising regularly are vital components to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We have created Vida to cater to the Elgin community and surrounding suburbs. Everybody is welcome at Vida, no matter their fitness background.

Yoga in downtown Elgin!

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