Suburban Chicago Suites Minutes from Woodfield Mall
Located in Chicago’s suburbs, the Woodfield Mall is home to about 300 stores and restaurants. It’s one of the country’s 10 largest malls, occupying more than 2 million square feet of retail space in suburban Schaumburg. Just five minutes away, Comfort Suites Schaumburg puts guests in perfect position for a suburban shopping spree.
The all-suite hotel houses comfortable and spacious accommodations, each with a 32-inch TV, a mini fridge, and a wet bar. An indoor heated pool and hot tub can be found in a sunlight-filled room downstairs. Each morning, you can pay a visit to the hot breakfast buffet, which has a make-your-own-waffle station. If you choose the romance package, you’ll stay in a jacuzzi suite and enjoy a heart-shaped pizza, wine, and a rose.
Schaumburg, Illinois: Family-Friendly Northwestern Suburb Home to Woodfield Mall and Nature Preserve
Schaumburg is conveniently close to Chicago—it’s 28 miles northwest of downtown and minutes from the intersection of I-90 and I-290—but it still has its own identity and a wide variety of family-friendly attractions. Schaumburg is best known as the home of Woodfield Mall, the nation’s ninth-largest shopping center. Among roughly 300 stores and restaurants, Woodfield’s anchor attractions include an Apple Store, Macy’s, and Nordstrom. It also features fashion-forward boutiques such as Coach and Tumi.
Just around the corner, The Streets of Woodfield offers an outdoor, pedestrian-friendly experience with a movie theater, coffee shops, clothing stores, and the Legoland Discovery Center. Here, kids can tour an interactive Lego “factory,” catch a 3-D flick, and build their own Lego creations such as miniature cars that can be put to the test on a racetrack. A couple of blocks away from Woodfield, you can browse Swedish-made housewares at Ikea, one of only two of the chain’s Illinois locations in Illinois.
Experience the outdoors at the Ned Brown Forest Preserve—popularly known as Busse Woods—a 3,700-acre expanse on the border of Schaumburg and Elk Grove Village. Bikers, joggers, and rollerbladers take advantage of an 8-mile paved loop as fishers post up around Busse Lake in pursuit of channel catfish, largemouth bass, and northern pike. The forest preserve is also a popular spot for canoeing, sailing, and picnicking. Be sure to swing by the elk pasture, where the preserve’s resident herd of elk lives. Come evening, journey back to the Middle Ages at Medieval Times, a hybrid restaurant and that puts on a nightly show—a nightly jousting tournament that features horseback-riding knights and falconry demonstrations.