3 Reasons to Visit Rosemont, IL


The following article was originally published  on 4/25/18.

Rosemont, Illinois, is a Chicago suburb that’s a 10-minute drive from Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The village celebrated its 60th birthday in 2016 and is a popular entertainment destination for families and couples.

While the village has a small population of about 4,000 people, Rosemont offers numerous activities for visitors since much of the village hosts office buildings, ballparks, and shopping and entertainment centers. Book your hotel in Rosemont for convenient access to local attractions. You’ll also be near Chicago’s downtown nightlife, the Rivers Casino, and the Frank Lloyd Wright House and Studio in nearby Park Ridge.

Rosemont’s Mini Mile

Image via Flickr by Michel Curi

You’ll find many of the village’s top attractions and restaurants along Rosemont’s Mini Mile. When you’re ready for an adventure, try indoor skydiving at iFly. Sports fans can take the family to a Chicago Dogs baseball game or see the Chicago Bandits women’s softball team at Impact Field. Families can also visit the open hockey rink during the winter. You can catch the latest movies or knock down some pins at the bowling alley, too.

You won’t go hungry when you’re visiting the Mini Mile. Here, you can sample Brazilian steaks, Mexican favorites, and familiar pub fare. You’ll find a variety of accommodations inside the Mini Mile, too. If you want at a quieter place to stay that’s an easy drive to Rosemont’s attractions, consider hotels in Park Ridge, Illinois.

You won’t need to worry about driving around all day once you arrive in town. You can ride the Rosemont Entertainment Circulator shuttle bus to access the shops and attractions in Rosemont. You can also take the Chicago “L”‘s blue line to Rosemont.

Rosemont Theatre

You can enjoy a night out filled with music and entertainment at the Rosemont Theatre in the Mini Mile Entertainment district. Book your hotel near the Rosemont Theatre for convenient access to all Mini Mile attractions.

The Rosemont Theatre offers an upscale experience. Sit back in plush seats and enjoy the extra-wide aisles while listening to music and dialogue through a state-of-the-art sound system. Shows include touring Broadway musicals and top pop and rock musical acts. The building formerly known as the Akoo Theater opened in 1995 and accommodates 4,400 patrons. Ticket options include orchestra, main floor, and balcony level seating.

Kid-Friendly Attractions Near Rosemont

If you need an entertaining place to visit with the kids, try the Kohl Children’s Museum. This attraction offers playful learning experiences designed for children up to 8 years old. Kids can explore 17 interactive exhibits focused on social skills, science, art, and nature.

After a day of educational fun, spend a few hours with your little ones at Pump It Up. Children will enjoy this indoor play area filled with inflatables and interactive games, including the Extreme Ninja Obstacle Course and Giant Slide. Book your hotel near the Advocate Lutheran General Hospital to stay close to these attractions.

Rosemont’s central location makes it an ideal place to stay and explore Chicagoland. Rosemont is an easy drive from surrounding areas including Des Plaines and downtown Chicago.