Lisle promises extraordinary experiences like exceptional shopping and dining options, enriching cultural activities and nature-based outings, just 25 miles from Chicago and O’Hare and Midway airports.
Home to The Morton Arboretum, a 1,700-acre, year-round natural oasis, the Arboretum’s amazing collection of trees, gardens and lakes sets the tone for Lisle’s relaxing environment, where our visitors instantly feel at ease. Lisle is famous for its Eyes to the Skies Festival, which is known throughout the nation for its magnificent display of hot air balloons. The event is held annually near the 4th of July holiday. The hot air balloons are one of the most popular features of the Festival every year, which offers music, food, crafts and rides for the entire family. Visit Lisle’s newly renovated, nature-themed Downtown to shop quaint boutiques and dine at unique restaurants and cafes. Browse the open air French Market to find unique gifts, fresh local produce, and handmade treasures. Play a round of golf at River Bend Golf Club which is rated one of the three top nine-hole courses in Illinois. Splash the day away at Sea Lion Aquatic Park, a nationally recognized and award winning family waterpark.
Considering everything Lisle has to offer, it’s astonishing that it also boasts one of the most prestigious sports facilities in the country. The Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex houses a football stadium with an Olympic-sized competition track, stadium lighting, a premium Sportexe synthetic turf surface, and adjustable goalposts. The field is also equipped for soccer and lacrosse and offers seating for over 3,000 guests with additional options for capacity to exceed 7000. The Sports Complex also has a baseball and softball field with a natural surface, 1,100 chairback seats and picnic seating. This year, The DuPage County Hounds – an expansion team in the Midwest Collegiate League plays all of their games at this state-of-the-art baseball stadium.
Only minutes from Chicago by train or car, Lisle is surrounded by refreshingly green spaces and excursions…
Trip Idea One – French Market/Downtown Lisle
After a restful Friday night’s sleep at the Hilton Lisle, Hyatt Lisle or the Wyndham Lisle, begin your Saturday morning at the open air French Market in Downtown Lisle! Enjoy fresh coffee as you browse for unique treasures, fresh plants/flowers, produce and baked goods. Afterwards, dine in one of the outdoor cafés located in beautifully, renovated Downtown Lisle. Shop the unique downtown stores. Watch for the “Green by Choice” tent cards through Downtown Lisle to shop for sustainable products, then refresh and relax at the striking, nature inspired Garden Walk Fountain where you can sit on a shaded bench and enjoy planting beds filled with flowers. Treat yourself to a special treat such as ice cream, gelato, or gourmet chocolate, available in Downtown Lisle.
Trip Idea Two- A Walk With Nature
Whether you spend a few hours or the entire day, you will be refreshed as you meander the trails of The Morton Arboretum, a 1,700-acre, year-round outdoor museum. The Arboretum’s majestic collection of trees from around the world, gardens and lakes set the tone for a relaxing outdoor adventure. Enjoy The Morton Arboretum’s great leisure activities such as Theatre-Hikes that combine plays with hiking, guided tours, 14 miles of hiking trails, and a truly-puzzlingMazeGarden. Bring your bike and ride through the roadways of the Arboretum or take the guided tram ride to learn the history and science behind this natural oasis. Children will love the Children’s Garden, the only garden that grows curiosity. The Morton Arboretum provides group workshops and educational opportunities for unique group outings. Whatever your group’s leisure interests may be, Lisle is sure to please! Finish your day with a scenic meal at Gingko Restaurant & Café, where you can delight in the spectacular views before settling in at one of Lisle’s outstanding hotels. All hotels adhere to green practices providing the perfect ending to an eco-friendly, nature inspired day.
Trip Idea Three- Go Back Into Time
The Museums at Lisle Station Park is a living history museum in which elements of Lisle’s history are preserved, from the historic structures themselves to the artifacts within. Step inside and see what a late nineteenth century station was like. Settled in 1832, the life of this agricultural community soon revolved around the railroad depot and the area became known as Lisle Station. Six structures are located on the museum campus—including a blacksmith shop and an 1880’s-era caboose.
Hotels, Shopping and Dining
Relax after a day in the great outdoors by staying in one of our three premier hotels. The Hilton, Hyatt and Wyndham, offer first class amenities in resort like settings for the perfect stay! Lisle hotels are equipped with superior meeting space, exceptional service levels, appealing guest rooms, and all have well-equipped fitness centers. The amenities, location, complimentary parking, professional sales and conference service staffs all give the meeting and event planner exceptional options for their functions.
Keep in mind that Lisle hotels are central to all types of shopping and dining opportunities with a wide variety of vibrant downtown shopping communities, area malls and the Chicago Premium Outlets as well as quaint neighborhood dining, famous Chicago restaurants and a range of national restaurant chains.
Additional information is available on our website StayinLisle.com, where you will find special hotel packages, calendar of events and so much more. For group rates, contact the sales team at [email protected] or call 800-733-9811.
Enjoy your Stay in Lisle!