An Insider’s Guide to Bensenville, IL

The Illinois city of Bensenville is in a great location – far enough away from the city of Chicago to not be bothered, but close enough for a quick drive over to Lake Michigan. Check out a cheap movie at a small theater, or get active by testing out your ice skating skills. Either way, you’ll find plenty to do in Bensenville!


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Catch a Flick
The Bensenville Theater is a great place to see some of the latest movies when you need to be inside. It’s nice and cozy, with only two screens, and located right next to an ice cream shop. The theater is popular due to its old school prices – only $5 for adults even at night.

Visit the Planetarium
Space lovers will enjoy a visit to the Adler Planetarium.  With a focus on astronomy and astrophysics, you’ll want to dedicate at least half a day to visiting the building. There’s three theaters to watch various movies related to space movies, view antique scientific equipment, and check out extensive space exhibits. You’ll feel like you’re in another world after you leave the planetarium.

Swim in Lake Michigan
The lake is the place to be in the summer. Beat the heat and jump in the water to cool off. You can rent a jet ski or boat to take out for the day and explore more of the lake.

Dan Kaiser from Kaiser Law loves Bensenville in the summer, stating:

“As far as things to do goes, nothing beats a summertime visit to the Lake Michigan waterfront. Whether its bike ride from Belmont Harbor to the Planetarium, a Castaway’s lunch at North Ave. Beach or just dipping your toes before a Cubs game the lakefront is a simple, beautiful escape from big city stresses.”

Go Ice Skating
The Edge Ice Arena is the perfect place to go to year round. Whether it’s too hot or too cold outside, the temperature’s always the same on the ice to skate around. Those who want to improve their form can sign up for lessons on top of just attending the public skating.

Head to the Golf Course
To practice your swing, make your way to the White Pines Golf Club. This full-service golf club has two 18-hole courses to play on, and a bar and grill to talk about your game over lunch with your buddies. It’s even available to rent out for special occasions if you really want to impress your clients.

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Marissa Pedersen

Marissa is a freelance writer, travel blogger, and social media marketing manager from Seattle. She runs the travel blog Postcards to Seattle, which captures all her journeys from around the world. She likes to stay active wherever she goes, from kayaking in Italy to snowboarding in the Alps.

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