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Nighttime jaunts near Naperville?

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Nighttime jaunts near Naperville?

We are staying in Naperville for a conference in October but will be free after 5pm to explore - any suggestions? I am not much for staying in the hotel room after a full day in a conference center - so a pretty place to walk and find a meal, enjoy the atmosphere, etc... would be great. Thank you!

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1. Re: Nighttime jaunts near Naperville?

http://www.visitnaperville.com/

Hopefully, you'll have a car. The area is fairly spread out.

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2. Re: Nighttime jaunts near Naperville?

It depends on where your hotel is located but you are in a far suburban bedroom community, don't count an anything being in walking distance. You're from somewhere In Calif. your profile is misleading. Think of Naperville as staying in Concord outside of SF. Rent a car

Edited: 8:53 am, September 24, 2013
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3. Re: Nighttime jaunts near Naperville?

Thanks for the link! I should have mentioned that we are renting a car and are also looking for sites outside of Naperville.

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4. Re: Nighttime jaunts near Naperville?

I really like just strolling along the Riverwalk in downtown Naperville before or after a nice dinner. Look at the TA restaurant recommendations in downtown Naperville. If you like chocolate, stop by Le Chocolat. A great tapas restaurant is Meson Sabika, but it's not located in the downtown area.

For a pretty place to walk, you could go to the Arboretum, but it closes at 6 p.m. and costs $12, so probably not worth it.

There are usually several haunted houses in the area in October, if you like that kind of thing.

http://www.naperville.il.us/riverwalk.aspx

http://mesonsabika.com/

http://www.fearthemassacre.com/

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5. Re: Nighttime jaunts near Naperville?

Thanks for all of the suggestions! Meson S. sounds pretty fancy - do they require formal dress (shirt and tie for the men, etc..)? [And, no haunted houses for us - much too scary!]

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6. Re: Nighttime jaunts near Naperville?

No need to dress up for MS.

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7. Re: Nighttime jaunts near Naperville?

You might enjoy dinner and a movie at Hollywood Palms in Naperville, IL. www.hollywoodpalmscinema.com/index.php…

You might also enjoy a trip to Schmaltz Deli http://www.schmaltzonline.com/naperville/ to pick up a sandwich or sub (before they close at 7p on weekdays) on your way to a picnic dinner at one of the Naperville public parks: napervilleparks.org/parkandfacilitiessearch

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8. Re: Nighttime jaunts near Naperville?

Hollywood Palms sounds great - thank you for that link! (Can't believe there is a deli called 'Schmaltz' - pretty funny.)

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