The Ceremony, in Bensenville, and Reception, in Lombard, are about 24 miles west of downtown Chicago. Near the Westin Hotel in Lombard are plenty of restaurants and bars and access to the city is easy via the nearby expressway. Additionally, there are TWO shopping malls within 5 minutes of the hotel in case you forget to pack something.
Portillo's, Pequod's, Au Cheval, Mamma Maria's, Ramen Misoya, Johnnie's Beef, any Mexican Food...
Seriously... there isn't enough room here to list them all!!
The Bean, Petrillo Band Shell, Maggie Daley Park
Millenium Park in the heart of downtown Chicago is the perfect place to walk around and enjoy the outdoors. Enjoy the Frank Gehry designed band shell, take your picture by the Bean, and walk around Maggie Daley Park.
Home of the Chicago Cubs
If the Cubs are in town wedding weekend, Wrigley Field is a great place to watch a baseball game. April games are typically cold, so make sure you bundle up!
Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planeterium, Soldier Field
Explore a museum, or just walk around and enjoy views of the Chicago Skyline and Lake Michigan. See dinosaurs at the Field Museum. Or take in great views of the skyline from the Adler Planetarium and great views of beluga whales and penguins at the Shedd Aquarium!
Views of the City from the river
My favorite thing to do... Take a boat tour of Chicago down the Chicago River (just don't dive into the water). See the city, learn about the city, and have a glass of wine while you do it.