What to See & Do in Naperville
Located 25 miles west from Chicago, the vibrant city of Naperville, Illinois consistently ranks among the top communities in the nation in which to live. From historic landmarks and architectural icons to shopping at the Chicago Premium Outlet, there’s always something new to explore—and the BEST WESTERN Naperville Inn is the perfect place to call home.
Stroll along the Riverwalk
Naperville Riverwalk is one of the places to be and be seen in Naperville. Consisting of two miles of walkway that takes you along the banks of the river and through the park’s beautiful surroundings this serene and beautiful area is the perfect place for an afternoon visit.
Locals and visitors alike are drawn to the Naperville Riverwalk to take in the sun and enjoy relaxing with friends and family. You will find yourself watching the paddle boaters, listening to the chimes of the bell tower, hearing the water of the fountains, playing with the kids on the playground and/or enjoying a peaceful picnic. Take a look at the map of the Riverwalk and also the upcoming Naperville Riverwalk events and enjoy the limitless beauty that Naperville has to offer
Take a Step Back in Time
While enjoying your stay at the BEST WESTERN Naperville Inn, take in a little history of the area. Naper Settlement, right here in Naperville, Illinois is an extensive outdoor museum featuring many historical buildings and structures from our special town. Moved from their original locations, thirty buildings have been refurbished and opened for the public to have a hands-on experience dating back to the 19th century.
This twelve acre village is an attraction for all to see! Adults and kids alike can enjoy the rich history of Naperville while touring these fascinating buildings. With knowledgeable and friendly staff, you will more than enjoy your step back into time. Kids can enjoy a variety of activities from the 19th and early 20th centuries that kids enjoyed during that time period.
If you have visited the Naper Settlement Museum before, try another trip during one of the many events the museum hosts throughout the year. Check the website for upcoming events as well as new exhibits. While most of the exhibits are permanent, there are a few traveling, temporary exhibits that you won’t want to miss.