Ride the nearby Metra to Chicago or find fun things to do near Cary, IL

Located just off Route 14 and near the village of Cary, the Country Inn & Suites, Crystal Lake, IL lets you access plenty of fun things to do. Drive less than a mile to take the Metra into downtown Chicago, or discover the beauty of our local area at Veteran Acres Park. The whole family can enjoy a day on the water at one of two town beaches or at Three Oaks Recreation Area just across from our hotel, and the kids are sure to sleep well after laser tag at Urban Air Adventures or bounding around the Pump It Up indoor playground. Here for business? After a day of on-site meetings, treat clients to a round of 18 at RedTail Golf Club or the outstanding Foxford Hills Golf Club.

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Algonquin Commons

5.88 mi / 9.46 km from the hotel
This great outdoor shopping mall features retailers like Lane Bryant, Nordstrom Rack, UBREAKIFIX, and Bath & Body Works.

Foxford Hills Golf Club

4.08 mi / 6.56 km from the hotel
Golfers, you won't want to miss a round at this spectacular public course, which plays more than 7,000 yards from the tips and was awarded four stars by Golf Digest.

Grand Victoria Casino Elgin

13.66 mi / 21.98 km from the hotel
Try your luck at one of the 1,000-plus slot machines or at a table game like roulette, blackjack, or Texas Hold’em. Covering nearly 30,000 square feet, this riverboat casino is also home to live entertainment and three dining options.

Moraine Hills State Park

6.66 mi / 10.72 km from the hotel
Pack your fishing gear to enjoy a serene day at Lake Defiance, a natural 48-acre lake in the center of this beautiful park.

Pump It Up

1.24 mi / 2 km from the hotel
Specializing in birthday parties, this indoor playground is filled with fun inflatable bounce houses for kids to enjoy. Check the schedule for "Open Jump" sessions throughout the week.

Raue Center for the Arts

1.43 mi / 2.3 km from the hotel
Catch musicians like Amy Grant, comedians like David Sedaris, and shows like Guys and Dolls as they visit Crystal Lake's performing arts center.

RedTail Golf Club

4.01 mi / 6.45 km from the hotel
Beginners and scratch golfers alike are welcome to play a round at this popular 18-hole golf course.

Regal Crystal Lake Showplace

0.17 mi / 0.28 km from the hotel
Blockbuster movies, buttered popcorn, and cold soft drinks are yours for the asking at this movie theater.

Three Oaks Recreation Area

0.44 mi / 0.71 km from the hotel
Formerly a rock quarry, Three Oaks is now a lake filled with opportunities for summertime fun. In addition to a sandy beach for swimming, the park offers fishing, boat rentals, picnic grounds, hiking trails, and more.

Urban Air Adventure Park

0.57 mi / 0.91 km from the hotel
With trampolines, climbing walls, a ropes course, and more, there's something for everyone to enjoy at this award-winning indoor playground.

Veteran Acres Park

1.78 mi / 2.86 km from the hotel
Take in the beauty of Veteran Acres Park with a relaxing stroll or an afternoon of fishing at the pier. Visit the Nature Center for a variety of activities year-round, and take on the cross-country ski trails in the winter.