By Emma Wolf

Now that the world is returning to some sense of normalcy after spending over a year in “Pandemic mode”, there is lots to be done in DuPage County! Whether you’re looking for a new activity or a new favorite restaurant, there is something for every reader. If you’re looking to explore your wild side, the Morton Arboretum and Blackwell Forest Preserve have much to offer outdoors. Featuring handmade, lifelike Human + Nature sculptures and outdoor arboretum yoga, the time has never been better to visit the Morton Arboretum in Lisle. One of the most popular forest preserves in the county, Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville boasts tubing, hiking, camping, and picnicking options with countless bird species and amphibians to enhance the experience. Searching for the ultimate self-care day? Be sure to check out the upscale Kohler Waters Spa in Burr Ridge for the most luxurious spa experience.

“If you’re looking to explore your wild side, the Morton Arboretum and Blackwell Forest Preserve”

Trying to get the kids out of the house? The DuPage Children’s Museum and Cosley Zoo make excellent daytrips that will get the kids off their devices! The DuPage Children’s Museum, located in Naperville, features handson learning and exploration for kids of younger ages. Nestled on five acres of land in Wheaton, Cosley Zoo houses farm animals and native Illinois wildlife in natural habitat exhibits. Now that movie theaters are open again, the historic Tivoli Theatre is nestled right in the heart of downtown Downers Grove. Also in downtown Downers Grove, The Foxtail is a hot new choice that offers the perfect date night atmosphere. Illinois’s first winery, Lynfred Winery, is perfect for all wine enthusiasts! The Hampton Social in Burr Ridge features the signature “Rosé All Day” lounge with an upscale nautical atmosphere with food, cocktails, and live music perfect for a girl’s night out.