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Visit Elgin, Illinois

Discover things to do on an Elgin, Illinois, getaway

Shop, Drop, and Have a Roll Shopping Itinerary

Please contact the Elgin Area Convention and Visitors Bureau to check on availability and rates for your group!


Begin your adventure in the Fox River Valley region with a stop at Huntley Outlet Center, which is located along the Interstate 90 corridor just 50 miles west of Chicago. The striking Jeffersonian architecture, food court, playground and over 40 brand name outlet stores create a wonderful shopping experience.

Enjoy lunch at Emmett’s Tavern & Brewing Company! This upscale restaurant and brewery, serves the finest traditional American food and handcrafted beer.  After dinner see how your beer was made with a fascinating tour of this microbrewery.

Begin your shopping adventure by visiting beautiful and historic downtown West Dundee, Downtown Illinois. Take a trip back in time while strolling along the vintage storefronts of this quaint downtown.  Finding amazing deals on quality merchandise on such things gold & jewelry, retail arts and crafts, musical instruments, fashion and home furnishings, and even hand-dipped pretzels, candy and gift shops.

As guests enter the front door of State Street Market, they leave behind the noise and rush of the traffic-filled highway and everyday life, and enter a quiet, relaxed atmosphere of friendly and personalized shopping.  State Street Market’s gathering of over 35 specialty shops and cafe offers you a shopping experience reminiscent of days gone by with its charming shops and friendly staff.

Tonight your group will enjoy the evening at the Grand Victoria Casino! Here they will delight in fine dining at its very best at the award-winning Buckinghams Steakhouse and Lounge. Sip on a signature cocktail in the lounge before enjoying a hand-chosen menu of exquisitely prepared beef, poultry, lamb, and seafood dishes, premier wines and decadent desserts in their elegant dining room.

For your evening entertainment, join the elegance of the number one riverboat casino in Boat Fr Bridge HorizontalIllinois, the Grand Victoria Casino.  As one of the most popular entertainment venues in the area, the Grand Victoria remains committed to putting the customer first by offering free admission, great customer service, and a wide variety of Las Vegas-style casino games. Try your luck on one of the dozens of slot machines, card games, or the ROLL of the dice!


After checking out of your hotel, begin your day with a stop at Alexander’s Restaurant, serving home-cooked breakfasts fresh on the premises.

Your shopping excursion continues at Algonquin Commons, the greatest shopping in the Fox River valley!  Find great bargains in almost 80 stores like Dick’s Sporting Goods, Old Navy, DSW Shoes, Petsmart, White House/Black Market, Aeropostale, Coldwater Creek, Hollister CO, American Eagle Outfitters and many more!

Lunch on own at Algonquin Commons. Choose from a huge variety of culinary choices, including Aladdin Mediterranean Grill, Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano, Jimmy Buffet’s Cheeseburger in Paradise, On The Border, the Thirsty Whale Bar & Grill and more!

After two full days of shopping, nothing will feel better than to DROP into the spa 2luxurious escape of Spa Bleu.  An upscale salon & spa, Spa Bleu creates a peaceful afternoon through their Aveda’s Program, consisting of certified Massage and Nail Technicians as well as their Estheticians.

Dinner tonight at Francesca’s Campagna, a restaurant with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, rustic cooking, friendly service, and fair prices.


Breakfast this morning is at Benedicts Eggs & More Restaurant. Enjoy breakfast at Bendicts 3this wonderful restaurant specializing in old fashioned pancakes, waffles, crepes and French toast.

Before leaving for home, be sure to visit another great outlet for shopping, Springhill Mall, with over 140 retail and specialty stores including Sears, Macy’s, Kohl’s, and Carson Pirie Scott.

For more information or to book your group tour please contact Pete Garlock at

(847) 695-7540 or pgarlock@northernfoxrivervalley.com.

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