You’ve landed on this page because you need a little winter inspiration. Trust us when we say you’re not alone! Tired of the cold already? Allow us to present a few ideas that perhaps could keep you out of the winter doldrums. 

Topgolf Naperville
Love of golf not required! Outdoor (yet climate-controlled) bays make Topgolf an easy choice for much-needed fun. TopGolf is committed to doing what’s right and safe for guests and their associates — see a message from their CEO and FAQs on how they’re ready to welcome you safely. 

The Forge: Lemont Quarries
The Forge is your entire adventure package: ice skating, laser tag, winter lights, zip lines, rope courses and climbing towers. How about a candlelit dinner? Forgefire Globe Dining features climate-controlled globes with seating for 2 to 4 people, offering special and rotating winter menus. “Well-being is a lifestyle” isn’t just their slogan, it’s one of their core values. The Forge is committed to creating a safe space that enables guests to continue on their physical and mental well-being journey.

Natural Wanders
One of the easiest ways to beat the winter doldrums is to simply to be outside. Nature and recreation have healing powers! Whether you want to take a stroll in a beautiful garden, immerse yourself in the winding paths of a preserve, or create your own adventure, DuPage’s Natural Wanders has something for everyone. With 11 experiences to consider, you can easily plan to do one, but we challenge you to do all of them — happiness often comes from having future outings on the calendar!

Dining in DuPage
Let’s not forget we can travel the world and have new experiences simply through food! Whether you're looking for a casual family dinner or an elegant date night, our list of restaurants will satisfy your taste buds. 

Charming Downtowns
Very few places rival the ambiance of quintessential Main Street in our charming cities and villages. Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Wheaton and Naperville, each with warmth and character unto their own, invite you to explore their downtowns. With a seamless blend of sophistication and small-town charm, stroll our beautiful tree-lined streets and enjoy local favorites for shopping, dining and indulging. Visit our charming downtowns

Aerial view of Downtown Glen Ellyn with holiday lights on trees at sunset

(Pictured above: Downtown Glen Ellyn)

If you’re like us and many others, you’re in need of a vacation. Even just a change of scenery is enough to hit the reset button. Hotels have been operating under strict safety protocols, many with operating guidelines surpassing basic cleaning recommendations. View the DuPage Hotels Commitment PDF about each hotel brand’s commitment to guests. When you’re ready, we’re here to help you plan your DuPage retreat. With over 100 hotels and resorts, wonderful options for dining to go, and a myriad of outdoor experiences, you’ll leave recharged and ready to take on the rest of what winter has in store.

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