man and woman biking in oak brook


Would you like to spend a weekend with the family doing something fun, where there is something for everyone to enjoy? Does the idea of taking a road trip with your small children make you question your sanity? Does flying sound even worse? Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a place where you could get away without having to drive for hours or board an airplane? What if that place had some of the best hotels, finest restaurants, and family friendly entertainment options available anywhere? Where can you find all this and more? Only in Oak Brook!


When you plan a family day or even a weekend in Oak Brook, there are many entertainment options to choose from. If the weather is cooperative, plan a trip to nearby Brookfield Zoo. There is nothing more exciting to small children than seeing all sorts of exotic animals in naturalistic environments. Small kids will especially enjoy the Hamill Family Play Zoo where they can pet animals, learn how to plant a garden, and build habitats.

When evening rolls around, and you need to feed a family of picky eaters, you won’t have any problem. Oakbrook Center and the surrounding area is filled with an amazing array of eateries – many geared toward families. If you’re staying overnight in one of the seven hotels of Oak Brook, you might choose to cap the evening off with a quick swim in the hotel pool or a family-friendly movie at AMC-4 in Oakbrook Center.

What if it rains the entire weekend and you don’t want to trek around the zoo? No worries – there’s plenty of other activities to keep the kids engaged. Pinstripes offers a combination of delicious food, reliable service, as well as bowling and bocce. Oakbrook Center is always fun to visit with its many shops as well as The District Food Hall where your little ones will be fascinated by the Rainbow Stairs and everyone will find something they love to eat! Hotel swimming, bowling, movies, shopping, and so much more.

If your children are of a certain age (where taking them on any kind of family trip means at least a minor protest), we might just have a solution. Check out Sandbox VR with your teenager and find out what it’s like to actually have fun together again. Explore Star Trek: Discovery or the Curse of Davy Jones in a virtual reality adventure that is sure to win your older kids over (and you’re likely to enjoy it too).

End your day full of fun kicking your feet up at one of our seven amazing hotels. Regardless of the hotel you choose, you and your family will be treated like royalty throughout your stay.

Father and two children walking in Oak Brook
Man and woman having lunch in Oak Brook


Of course adults enjoy a visit to the zoo, shopping, going to the movies, and using their phasers to wipe out Romulans. Nevertheless, there are other entertainment options in Oak Brook specifically geared to an adult audience.

If you’re planning a getaway for two, or simply want to enjoy an evening out with your grown-up friends, you might plan on catching a play at the acclaimed Drury Lane Theater. Add dinner before, perhaps drinks afterward, and you might even make a weekend out of it by booking a room at one of our popular hotels. That would give you the perfect opportunity to visit the Morton Arboretum or catch a movie before heading back home the next day.

Whether you’re looking for family fun, a romantic evening, or something to do with a group of your friends, you’ll love all the things to do in Oak Brook. Come for the day, or come for the weekend, but most of all – come for the fun. Make sure to book a room at one of our seven hotels to make the most of your much-needed getaway. 

Oakbrook Center

Cantigny Park

The Forge Adventure Park

Drury Lane Oakbrook Theater


Brookfield Zoo

Mayslake Peabody Estate

The Morton Arboretum

Fullersburg Woods