Ah, spring; when the weather is gorgeous, the trees and flowers are beginning to bloom, and you start getting antsy to get out of the house on the weekends. Fortunately, Naperville offers plenty of options for families. Outdoor and indoor activities include children’s museums, half marathons, stunning parks and even disc golf! Learn more about these great opportunities to shake off the doldrums from the winter months and get some excitement back into your life.
DuPage Children’s Museum
Spring weather can be a bit dicey, so why not plan an inside day of fun at the DuPage Children’s Museum? Kids of all ages will enjoy checking out the wonders of the natural world through hands-on learning and discovery. The museum is also ideal for birthday parties and group outings for school or sports teams. Take a virtual tour to get your kids excited for everything the museum has to offer.
Get Moving with a Marathon
There are options for all ages at the Third Annual Naperville Women’s Half Marathon and 5k held on April 22, 2018. Whether you’re a couch potato or a fitness buff, get out and get active and enjoy some fresh air with friends. You can even raise money for Little Friends and 360 Youth Services, two favorite local charities. Even if you only walk the course, you can get a jump start on your summer beach body and improve your health while bonding with friends.
Enjoy Naperville’s Parks
Spring is the ideal time of year to celebrate more temperate weather and celebrate the great outdoors. Naperville is home to a variety of lovely parks that offer something for everyone. From bird watching to disc golf, your family is sure to find something to catch their fancy.
- Disc Golf. Don’t call it Frisbee — this updated take on traditional golf has really taken off in recent years. You’ll love strolling through the 18 hole disc golf course at Knoch Knolls Park.
- Stunning Trails. Over 1,800 acres make up Springbrook Prairie, a nature preserve in Naperville that includes picnic areas, model craft field and bird-watching galore.
- Rolling by the River. The Naperville Riverwalk is considered the crown jewel of the city, and for a good reason. Created in 1981 to commemorate the city’s 150th anniversary, this linear park provides fountains, gorgeous landscaping and plenty of space for reflection and a relaxing stroll.
After a fun day in the sun and exploring Naperville, it’s time for a great evening meal. The team at Shinto would like to invite you over for dinner — join us anytime for fresh and healthy Japanese food or an entertaining hibachi dinner. We are delighted that our customers voted us ‘Best of Naperville’ in the past, so please help us win this honor again! We would appreciate a vote as the “Best Sushi” restaurant — click here to vote.