Local Attractions

Discover Fun Things to Do in Naperville, IL

Located in the heart of the CityGate business, dining and entertainment campus, Hotel Arista is steps from a diverse range of things to do in Naperville. From boutique shopping and recreational activities by day to fabulous dining and live music at night, the best of everything is at your doorstep.

When planning your visit to Naperville, our full-service concierge is your key to the area. We’ll be happy to offer recommendations on things to do and assist with arranging tickets, tours, transportation and anything else you need.

Brookfield Zoo

World-renowned, Brookfield Zoo inspires guests through extraordinary connections with animals, nature and each other. Set within a 216-acre nature park, the zoo has captivated and educated visitors since 1934. It is home to 2,000+ animal residents and is also an accredited arboretum.

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Morton Arboretum

The Morton Arboretum's 1,700 acres hold more than 222,000 live plants representing nearly 4,300 taxa from around the world. Situated on the rolling Valparaiso moraine and bisected by the East Branch of the DuPage River, the Arboretum is planned and planted to nurture and display trees and shrubs in environments conducive to their growth.                                                                                                 

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Downtown Naperville

Downtown Naperville is home to many boutique shops and eateries, plus the area's Apple Store. The adjacent, award-winning Riverwalk with its covered bridges, fountains and landscaping is welcoming.

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Chicago Premium Outlets

Chicago Premium Outlets, an outdoor center located 10 minutes from Hotel Arista,, has over 170 stores with amenities such as fireplaces, art installations, a play area, and reflecting pond,

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Centennial Beach

Jump into summer as you swim in Centennial Beach’s historic stone quarry. It’s not a swimming pool, it’s not a lake, but a swimming experience like no other!

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Freedom Commons

From fine dining to pampering services tailored just for you, Freedom Commons offers a unique variety of stores, restaurants and professional services in one convenient location.

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Chicagoland Speedway

Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway – Illinois’ largest sporting facility – hosts a broad array of programming encompassing more than 100 events, including major motorsports entertainment, endurance events, musical concerts and festivals, corporate training seminars, industry trade shows, and much more.

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Six Flags Great America

Six Flags Great America is located between Chicago and Milwaukee and offers endless adventures for the entire family with 17 heart-pounding roller coasters, a 20-acre water park, spectacular shows and four children's themed areas with more than 30 rides

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Bowlero

Forget everything you thought bowling could be—and experience the kind of epic fun that only happens when you go Bowlero.

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iFly Chicago-Naperville

Experience the exhilaration of indoor skydiving at this world-class facility. 

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Whirlyball

With two stories and 45,000 square feet of fun, this bowling alley/amusement park  is the perfect spot for family friendly fun. 

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Top Golf

Part sports bar, part golf course, Top Golf features fun golf games for all skill levels, a bar and restaurant and more.  

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Fox Valley Mall

Fox Valley Mall is home to top retailers and offers premium shopping, dining, and entertainment. Browse over 120 retail shops, eateries and services, including top national brands like H&M, Forever 21, Express, and Victoria's Secret.

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Oak Brook Center

Shop an expansive selection of department stores, over 160 specialty stores, and an abundance of one-of-a-kind dining and entertainment experiences in the Chicago area.

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Yorktown Mall

With a distinguished mix of fashionable shopping, world-class dining, high-energy fitness studios and exciting entertainment for all ages, the possibilities are endless at Yorktown Center!
   

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