Here is random list of 10 things to do in Schaumburg IL!

Thanks for visiting! I will have some of my personal favorites with links! I have lived in Schaumburg for a long time so this is just my personal opinion of things to do in Schaumburg Il!

Living in Schaumburg IL | 9 Things to do in Schaumburg!

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Woodfield Mall – This is the obvious one! Woodfield Mall has been an anchor for shopping in Schaumburg for a long time! Woodfield is great place to spend the day shopping, eating and the mall offers a lot entertainment as well! Woodfield is one of the top grossing malls in the United States and the mall continues to re-invent itself. Check out the Woodfield mall website for a full directory of stores!

More shopping! The shopping doesn’t end with’s really just the start! Ikea is on the north end of town and draws people from all over the Chicagoland area. Costco is also near Ikea and one of my favorite shopping destinations in Schaumburg as well. If you’re looking for electronics/appliances/etc., Best Buy is on Golf Road near Woodfield mall. Across from Woodfield you will find another large strip mall called Woodfield Village Green with many stores like Old Navy, Nordstrom rack, Ulta, five Below and Sierra Trading post. Do you like to golf? PGA Superstore just opened a few years back and is near Woodfield Mall as well and offers a huge selection of golf gear along with indoor hitting bays. Near PGA superstore is Uncle Dans outdoors store. This is another personal favorite of mine to find camping and outdoor gear. There are also many strip malls located all over town offering unique smaller “mom and pop” stores. Schaumburg also offers many unique grocery options like Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Patel Brothers, Fresh International Market, Woory Market, Babylon Market, H Mart, Deli 4 You, KD Market and Opolska! Some might say, is Grocery shopping really a “things to do in Schaumburg?” Well for me it! I love experimenting with different types of cuisines and with all grocery options in and around Schaumburg I can constantly keep a new and exciting menu at home!

Do you like to dine out? Well, this another one of the great things to do in Schaumburg IL. From great well known steak houses to awesome independently owned eating establishments…Schaumburg has it all. In fact, an entire post could be dedicated to just the great independent dining in Schaumburg IL. But first, let’s take a look at the some of the Fine Dining around town. Dining out is definitely one of the favorite things to do in Schaumburg IL for people from all over the area. Some of my personal favorites are Texas de Brazil, Wildfire, Morton’s Steakhouse and Chicago Prime Steak House. Schaumburg is also home to The Capital Grille! 

Another one of my favorites! Not to be outdone…Weber Grill, Seasons 52, Maggiano’s and Shaw’s Crab House also call Schaumburg IL home. Looking for seafood? Bahama Breeze, Bonefish Grill (personal favorite) also have convenient locations in Schaumburg IL. My personal favorite Pizza is also in town..Lou Malnatis has a really cool location on the corner of Roselle and Schaumburg Rd. Are you looking for a “different” kind of dining experience? Kuma Corner has a newer location and offers ridiculously awesome burgers and some great craft beer choices. Hooters and the Tilted Kilt also call Schaumburg home with locations near the mall. For smaller dining experiences…Schaumburg has so many choices I’m only going to be able touch on them. First, everyone living in Schaumburg knows about the Village Tavern and Pilot Pete’s. Both offer great family atmosphere’s with great food! Fat Rosie’s Taco and Tequila Bar and Taco Maya also some incredible Mexican cuisine. Phat Phat just opened a new location where the old Easy Street Pub used to be and offers excellent Chinese food. Bacowka on the south of town offers some of the best polish food I’ve had in a long time. The Schaumburg Golf club has an excellent restaurant called Chandlers that offers good food and an excellent beer garden. This is just a sample…there are so many great options no matter where you live in town!

Top Golf Schaumburg

Golfing – There is excellent Golf all around and in Schaumburg. Golfing is one of my personal favorite things to do in Schaumburg IL. The Schaumburg Golf Club is a 27 hole course that I feel is one of the nicer municipal courses in the Northwest suburbs. It is a very scenic course considering how close it is to Woodfield mall…you won’t feel like your in the heart of a large suburb. The course has some very challenging holes that will challenge even skilled golfers. There is a nice restaurant with great beer garden call Chandlers Chophouse too. The Schaumburg Golf Club and Chandlers are also popular destinations for weddings and business events or just have a drink after a round of golf. Walnut Greens is a par 3 18 hole course on the West end of town. For a Par 3 it can be challenging but it’s a great place to sharpen your short game or teach kids and beginners the basics of golf. Top Golf will be opening in summer of 2020 on the North side of town and from what I can tell will be a great place for social events along with playing some fun golf games on their heated and covered hitting bay. Top Golf will be a very popular destination for year round Golf and dining…this will be definitely be one of the top “Things to do in Schaumburg IL”! 

Chandlers Chophouse

Getting OUTDOORS! – Another one of my favorite things to do in Schaumburg IL is to get outside and enjoy nature. My favorite destination is technically not in Schaumburg but it’s right next to it. Poplar Creek forest preserve is on the West end of town and has several convenient locations to enter. The trail itself is paved and the loop is around 9 miles long. There are several dirt trails that cut off the main trail if you want to get away from the crowds. The great thing about Poplar Creek is there are lot of different things you can do besides hike. Biking is really popular and we will talk more about that below. Poplar Creek is dog friendly, I frequently take my dog on walks both on and off trail. There are lot of bikers on weekends so be aware of this if your dog doesn’t like bikes coming by you while walking! I see people fishing(and sometimes catching fish) on the main entrance off Bode Road. There are a few other fishing opportunities throughout the park but you’ll need to walk in a bit access them. In spring water levels are higher so this is your best chance to find these off trail lakes and ponds. For model plane and drone enthusiast, Poplar Creek offers a large area to fly. Click here to see their regulations about flying drones and model airplanes. Poplar Creek also offers excellent bird watching opportunities, especially near water sources in the spring. I have seen many Orioles, Indigo Buntings, Warblers and Blue birds on my hikes. In the winter, snow shoeing is an option to still get out and see nature and get outdoors. 

Next up for is Busse Woods. Although it’s again not technically in Schaumburg IL, it’s only a few minutes from Woodfield Mall and the main entrance is just off of Higgins and Route 53. The 3,558-acre preserve—is one of the largest and most diverse locations in the Northwest Suburbs. The site includes ancient upland forests, one of the largest fishing and boating waters in Cook County, nearly 13 miles of paved trail, an elk pasture and much more making it one of the best-used natural areas in Illinois. Busse Woods is popular for hiking, biking, boating(no motors) fishing, bird watching and taking your dog for a walk. It’s also a great getaway for people looking to get outside at lunch who work in the corporate buildings near Woodfield Mall.

The last place that I like to get out and enjoy the outdoors in Schaumburg IL is Spring Valley Nature Preserve. Spring Valley is a refuge of 135 acres of fields, forests, marshes and streams. Spring Valley also features over three miles of handicapped-accessible hiking trails, a nature center with natural history displays and general information, and an 1880s living history farm. Spring Valley is open to the general public and admission is free. Spring Valley is located towards the East side of town on Schaumburg Road. The following activities are allowed. To really get an idea of all the events that Spring Valley offers, check their website and make sure to check the calendar for upcoming events. 

The following activities are not allowed at Spring Valley.

  • Walking pets
  • Riding bicycles
  • Rollerblading
  • Picking or collecting plants, berries, etc.
  • Feeding wildlife or farm livestock
  • Fishing
  • Consumption of alcohol
  • Picnicking outside of designated areas

the rest is coming soon!!!!!

biking – streets, poplar and Busse

water parks archer, boch and meinikie

comedy club – Woodfield

dog parks

Schaumburg boomers

september fest

medieval times

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