Spotlight on Elgin


list of things to do in elgin illinoisThere are so many fun things to do in Elgin. The town on the Fox River is about 38 miles west of Chicago and bills itself as “The City in the Suburbs,” because if its rich array of cultural, entertainment and recreation options.

Did you know Elgin was once known as the butter capital of the world? It has since moved on to other industries, but historic architecture and landmarks from the Victorian era still dot its neighborhoods.

WSL provides Chicago suburbs limo service to a number of Elgin residents. Our professional chauffeurs love to pass by the Poplar Creek Preserve and Spring Creek Preserve that border the town and drive tree-lined streets on the way to pick up passengers.


We recommend checking out this list of things to do in Elgin:

Downtown Elgin – Break away from name brands and discover lots of new places to eat, drink and shop. Get upscale “pub grub,” signature cocktails and more than 70 beers at the Elgin Public House. Tasty dogs, beefs, burgers and chicken are ready to go “hot & fast” at Beef Villa. Find a bit of the Big Easy at the Grumpy Goat Tavern located at the Highland of Elgin Golf Course. Retro-a-go-go! is a fun place to find unique, kitschy gifts. Stop into Elgin Knit Works, a specialty yarn store with a vintage urban feel for supplies and classes.

Lords Park – The Lord family established this 108-acre park in 1893 and presented it to the city of Elgin to use as a city park. It is now how to the Elgin Public Museum, The Lords Park Zoo, the Pavilion and the Lords Park Aquatic Center. During warm weather, the park is a popular spot for picnics, basketball, tennis and sand volleyball.

Grand Victoria Casino Elgin – This riverboat venue on the Fox River offers something for everyone including gaming, dining and entertainment. If you have a big appetite, visit the Indulge Show Kitchen Buffet that featured six micro-restaurants in one setting.

Elgin Symphony Orchestra – Subscribe to the entire season’s series of performances or get tickets for the concerts that interest you most. The orchestra is led by Andrew Grams, an accomplished violinist who joined the Elgin Symphony Orchestra in 2013 after performing and training with prestigious organizations throughout the country. He named Conductor of the Year by the Illinois Council of Orchestras in March 2015.

Ghost Hunt – Explore a “haunted” cemetery in Elgin in search of paranormal energies during a three-hour walking tour. Learn about local legends from a local expert. Use a personal EMF meter to track the presence of electromagnetic energies.

Get a group of friends together and book suburban SUV service with WSL to make an outing out of your excursion to Elgin. You have all the fun; we do all the driving.