Oak Brook is a small affluent suburban community located just 19 miles west of downtown Chicago, Illinois. It's a predominantly residential area, but it's also home to several large companies' corporate headquarters. This vibrant community has a lot to offer both local residents and visitors to the area. Tourists will find many cheap hotels in Oak Brook to make their vacation extremely affordable.
Since Oak Brook is not directly connected to the Chicago bus line or rail system, it's a good idea to pick up a vehicle from one of the Oak Brook car rentals. This will allow you to explore the town at your leisure. If you enjoy shopping, Oak Brook is a shopper's paradise. Once you're done shopping—or if shopping isn't quite your thing—you can learn a little bit about the area by touring the Mayslake Peabody Estate or the Graue Mill and Museum, which is the only operational waterwheel gristmill in the state. Want to stay fit? The Oak Brook Bike and Fitness path in the Oak Brook Park District is open year round, and it might be just what you're looking for. And sports enthusiasts can enjoy any of the various golf, polo, or tennis clubs in Oak Brook. There's something for everyone!
Most of the dining establishments and Oak Brook hotels are located in or around the Oakbrook Center mall or along Butterfield Road. The community has a great mixture of fast food restaurants, family dining establishments, and upscale, fine dining restaurants. Plus, you'll find popular bars and nightclubs open well into the wee hours, with some offering live entertainment on the weekends.
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