Escape the buzz of Downtown Chicago in the historic village of Bloomingdale. Filled with leafy parks and heritage-listed buildings, it’s a great base for your trip to the “Windy City”. The vibe is local and laid-back, with cosy cafes standing alongside hip microbreweries.
Bloomingdale Park District Museum occupies one of the oldest buildings in the village, a wooden church built in 1849. Inside, you can discover exhibits spotlighting local artists and photographers. Architectural highlights include the original pine floors and glass pane windows.
One of the oldest continually operating estates in Illinois, Lynfred Winery has been producing award-winning wines since the 1970s. Head to the elegant tasting room for a wine flight, then enjoy a glass of your favourite blend on the outdoor terrace.
To the north, Meacham Grove Nature Preserve protects a lush habitat of wetlands, woodlands and meadows. Discover more than four kilometres of nature trails and enjoy lunch at the scenic picnic site.
Bloomingdale is located in DuPage County, a one-hour drive from Downtown Chicago. You can also ride the train to Glen Ellyn, then transfer to a bus heading to Bloomingdale. The total journey time is just over one hour. O'Hare International Airport is a 30-minute drive away.