Abundant amenities and the comfort of suburban charm combine with engaging attractions, mouth-watering restaurants, and amazing shopping in an easy to navigate setting.  Come enjoy big city styles with small town smiles. Stroll through the beauty and tranquility of Naperville’s famous Riverwalk, a gorgeous walking path weaving through downtown in a mosaic of river scenes, covered bridges, sculptures and playgrounds.  

Appreciate the beauty of nature with a leisurely stroll and capture unique photos.

Catch some rays and cool off at Centennial Beach, a historic spot in the heart of downtown, featuring a sand beach, picnic space, zero-depth entry, water play features, and much more.   Other ways to enjoy the water in Naperville include two splash pads, paddleboat rides at the Quarry or kayak excursions down the river.

Easily extend your tour over a few days with one of Naperville’s 18 hotels.  We have options to fit every need and price point from full-service luxury experiences, to quiet, smaller locations perfect for relaxation.   Unique features include the Hotel Indigo Riverwalk, a boutique hotel with walking access to downtown Naperville, and the Hotel Arista at CityGate Centre, Naperville’s only AAA Four Diamond luxury hotel and spa. 

Golfers in your group can hit the links on one of Naperville’s six beautiful golf courses, or try Top Golf for a different twist.  Other active adventures include hiking/biking at our gorgeous parks or indoor fun at Whirlyball, Bowlero, or iFly.  Also, don’t miss the event calendar lineup of summer fun including concerts, farmers markets, and local festivals.  

Things to do in Naperville

For a stroll back in time, Naper Settlement brings to life 19th century northern Illinois with historic buildings and interpreters in period clothing, just steps from downtown Naperville.   This unique outdoor history museum gives a taste of Illinois history with tours and special events to step back in time.   

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Exciting for kiddos and parents alike, DuPage Children’s Museum is a unique discovery center with over 150 hands-on exhibits combining adventure and learning.  Spend the morning exploring with your crew, and then take the short walk downtown for a fun lunch or sweet treat.  

Speaking of food, you won’t be disappointed by the culinary scene in Naperville.  A wide range of restaurants, coffee shops, cocktail and dessert offerings are sure to fit any taste.  Enjoy adventurous international flavors as well as favorite standbys; visit France at Paris Bistro, Italy at Francesca’s, Greece at Vasili’s, Japan at Blue Sushi, India at The Indian Harvest, and Spain at Macarena Tapas.   We’ve got it all with unique restaurants, breweries, sweet treats, and plenty of bites to keep you satisfied, including a Starbucks Reserve location (one of only a handful in the United States).  

Embrace the summer weather by dining alfresco at one of the 50 restaurants who offer outdoor seating.

Or check out Naperville’s Dinner and a Show, which combines fine arts and fine dining for a memorable evening.  Find more information at DineNaperville.com to plan your dining adventure.

The accessibility of Naperville can’t be beat; easy access by car (highway access to 1-88, 1-55, and I-355) or by train (Metra and Amtrack), and free municipal parking allows you the freedom to park and wander, exploring the incredible array of options downtown at your leisure.    Want an assist exploring?  Naperville Trolley Tours provides unique historic tours, children’s rides, and special event bookings.

Bursting with summer energy, Naperville is an ideal place for touring and tasting, perfectly blending big city energy with small-town charm in a mix of shopping, attractions, performing arts, and incredible restaurants.  Go to VisitNaperville.com for more ideas.  Come see us…we can’t wait to welcome you to Naperville!