Not every family sneaks away for Spring Break and those of us that do stay behind are usually looking to fill the time and make memories close to home. Lake County offers so many amazing businesses that we wanted to highlight some to make this Spring Break one for the books!
Check out our featured places to eat, play and stay locally for your favorite Spring Break yet!
Where to Eat in Lake County
Just because you didn’t make it to a great location doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a night out and a new to you restaurant. Check out our picks for some fun Spring Break dining options that will entertain the kids and parents. If you’re wallets feeling light be sure to check out our Kids Eat Free (or Cheap) in Lake County guide.
Nestled on beautiful Bangs Lake, Lindy’s Landing is the place to be winter, spring, summer, and fall. Whether it’s our American-influenced smokehouse menu, floor to ceiling windows showcasing views of the lake, or our annual holiday brunches, there is something for everyone! Mention Little Lake County (this coupon) to receive 1/2 OFF Kid’s Meals Monday – Wednesday for the month of March!
551 North Lake Street, Mundelein, IL 60060 | (847) 566-9798
Come join the fun at Luke’s of Mundelein! Featuring Vienna Beef Hot Dogs and Homemade Italian Beef. Be sure to try our ‘Never Frozen’ Hamburgers or one of our ‘Carved off the Cone’ Gyros sandwiches!! We have Kids Meals available as well as Milkshakes and Funnel Cake Fries!!
Chicago Woodfire Pizza Co.
6170 Grand Ave #337, Gurnee, IL 60030 | (847) 855-1201
*Woodfire Pizza, kids play with dough
*See why Jennifer recommends a pizza outing!
Daisy’s Artish Cafe
216 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Suite 1, Lake Villa, IL 60046 | (224) 372-7341
*Coffee and treats
*Board games, coloring books to keep kids busy
*See why Natalie thinks this is a great place for a coffee break!
Dickey’s Barbecue Gurnee
6681 Grand Avenue, Suite A-1, Gurnee, IL 60030 | (847) 596-7290
*Fresh, never frozen barbecue
*See why Melissa thinks this is worth a trip!
Hansen’s Ice Cream Parlor
11323 Fox River Road, Wilmot, WI 53192 | (262) 298-5431
* Jessica says Hansen’s is worth the trip in her review!
Where to Play in Lake County
Little Beans Cafe is a family cafe with an imaginative and active playspace for kids 0-12 years. We have a full service cafe and open play areas that both kids and caregivers will enjoy! Little Beans offers open play in our play village, ninja course and gym as well as events, camps, classes, parties and more. Read why Melissa says’s it’s worth the trip and take a video tour through the facility!
2521 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn, IL 60015 | (847) 230-0330
Cooking Show Favorites: Ready, set, cook! Inspired by our favorite cooking shows, we’ll head to the Kitchen for a unique cooking adventure each day. New tastes, techniques, cooking games, and contests await as we take to the Kitchen to learn new skills and create new recipes. Ages: 4-8 years & 9-13 years
Baking 101: Learn to bake like the pros as we master the perfect techniques for Handmade Breads, Pies, Muffins, Cookies & Cupcakes! Each day we’ll learn a new baking skill from creaming butter and sugar for our Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, to kneading dough for our amazing Flatbread, and perfecting crumb toppings for our Berry Crumb Bars. Ages 4-8 years & 9-13 years
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899 W Winchester Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048 | (847) 968-3400
*Grand Opening March 24 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
*Explore artifacts from Lake County featured in the new museum space!
* Joust, enjoy the pit and JUMP!
* Special hours for tots
* Chad and his boys enjoyed a day at Rockin’ Jump and think you should too!
Ultimate Ninjas Libertyville
732 E. Park, Libertyville, IL 60048 | (847) 787-1130
* Open, active play
* Check out Melissa’s review!
Want to take an inexpensive day trip? Check out our list!
Where to Stay in Lake County
Country Springs Hotel
2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee, WI 53072 | (800) 247-6640
*Water park with slides, climbing and basketball
*Day passes available
La Quinta Inn- Gurnee
5688 Northridge Drive, Gurnee, IL 60030 | (847) 662-7600
* Affordable rooms
* Great pool
* Friendly Staff, close to entertainment
Timber Ridge Lodge and Water Park at the Grand Geneva Resort
7020 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, WI, 53147 | (866) 636-4502
*Water park hotel with suites for families
*Skiing, ice skating and more available!
* Jessica shares about her family of 5 and how much they enjoyed their trip!
Have a great spring break and tell them Little Lake County sent you!
Disclosure: Some listings are paid for by the businesses featured. All thoughts and opinions belong to the author.