The City of Des Plaines, IL
The city of Des Plaines is located in the state of Illinois in Cook County and has a population of 56,810 as reported by the census of 2010. The largest nearby city to Des Plaines is Chicago, approximately 12 miles from the city center.There are several family restaurants in or near Des Plaines, including CHOO CHOO Restaurant, Don's Dock Seafood Market, Club Casa Cafe, Bold's Chinese Restaurant and Boneteria Mexico. For a larger selection of Des Plaines restaurants select our Restaurants tab above. Visitors and residents can enjoy nearby Des Plaines Museums, Golf Courses and/or Arenas, including the Mt Prospect Golf Club, Allstate Arena, McDonald's Museum, Lake Park Golf Course and Old Orchard Country Club. For a more complete list of attractions in or around the city of Des Plaines please click on the Attractions tab above. The following 6 airports are located in or near Des Plaines:
- Chicago DuPage Airport (DPA)
- Chicago Executive Airport (PWK)
- Chicago Midway Intl. Airport (MDW)
- Chicago O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD)
- Gary - Chicago Intl. Airport (GYY)
- Waukegan Regional Airport (UGN)
Des Plaines, Illinois Climate and WeatherIn the month of December, Des Plaines experiences an average high temperature of 34 degrees Fahrenheit. Low temperaturs in December are usually about 20 degrees with an average rainfall of 2.43 inches. The seasonal climate varies in Des Plaines with daytime temperatures averaging 80 degrees in the summer, and 33 degrees in the winter months. Visitors can also expect Des Plaines to receive an average of 1.94 inches of rainfall per/month during winter months and 3.8 inches of rainfall per/month in the summer months. The temperature has been known to get as high as 105 degrees in the summer and as low as -27 degrees in the winter so visitors planning a vacation to Des Plaines should check the weather forecast to determine proper attire prior to departure. Spring and Fall bring average daytime temperatures of 60 degrees, and nighttime lows of 40.
Des Plaines, Illinois Attractions
1ABA Museum of Law - Chicago,
The ABA Museum of Law, opened in November 1996 in Chicago, Illinois by the American Bar Association, is the only national museum that focuses on the role of law and the legal profession in America and throughout the world. Its goal is to engage the public in the legal system and make it relevant in their lives. In an effort to increase understanding of lawyers and the work they do, the museum highlights lawyers who were well-known for other work as well as well-known trials.
2Addison Golf Course - Addison,
The Addison Golf Course is a 9 hole public golf course in DuPage County Illinois. Built in 1958, this Addison course is open apr 1 to nov 1. Tee times are accepted by calling the pro shop at 630-628-9713. The golf course dress code is as follows: Shirt and shoes required.
Address: 19W250 Army Trl Blvd, Addison, IL 60101
3Adler Planetarium - Chicago,
The Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum in Chicago, Illinois was the first planetarium built in the Western Hemisphere and is the oldest in existence today. The Adler was founded and built in 1930 by the philanthropist Max Adler, with the assistance of the first director of the planetarium, Philip Fox. On the occasion of its dedication on May 10, 1930, Max Adler stated
4Allstate Arena - , Rosemont,
Allstate Arena is a multi-purpose arena in Rosemont, Illinois.
5Alumni Hall - DePaul University - Chicago,
Alumni Hall was a 5,308-seat multi-purpose arena in Chicago, Illinois. The arena opened in 1956 to replace DePaul Auditorium, the school's prior on-campus gym. It was home to all the DePaul University Blue Demons men's basketball team from 1956 until they moved to the Rosemont Horizon. The women's team played all their home games at Alumni Hall from 1974 to 2000, while the men's team played occasional games there.
6Antioch Golf Club - Antioch,
The Antioch Golf Club is an 18 hole public golf course in Lake County Illinois. Built in 1954, this Antioch course is open all year. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 847-395-3004. The golf course dress code is as follows: No tank tops or cutoffs.
Address: 40150 N Route 59, Antioch, IL 60002
7Apple Orchard Golf Course - Bartlett,
The Apple Orchard Golf Course is a 9 hole public golf course in DuPage County Illinois. Built in 1960, this Bartlett course designed by David Gill is open apr 1 to oct 30. Tee times are accepted by calling the pro shop at 630-540-4807. The golf course dress code is as follows: Shirt and shoes required.
Address: 696 W Stearns Rd, Bartlett, IL 60103
8Arboretum Golf Club - Buffalo Grove,
The Arboretum Golf Club is an 18 hole public golf course in Lake County Illinois. Built in 1990, this Buffalo Grove course designed by Dick Nugent is open mar 1 to dec 1. Tee times are accepted up to 5 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 847-913-1112. The golf course dress code is as follows: No tank tops or cutoffs.
Address: 401 Half Day Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
9Arlington Lakes Golf Club - Arlington Heights,
The Arlington Lakes Golf Club is an 18 hole public golf course in Cook County Illinois. Built in 1979, this Arlington Heights course designed by Garrett & David Gill is open mar 1 to nov 1. Tee times are accepted up to 5 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 847-577-3030. The golf course dress code is as follows: Shirt and shoes required.
Address: 1211 S New Wilkes Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
10Arrowhead Golf Club(South / East Course at Arrowhead Golf Club ) - Wheaton,
The Arrowhead Golf Club(South / East Course at Arrowhead Golf Club ) is a 27 hole public golf course in DuPage County Illinois. Built in 1920, this Wheaton course designed by Stanley Pelchar is open apr 1 to dec 15. For tee time information call the pro shop at 630-653-5800. The golf course dress code is as follows: Shirt and shoes required.
Address: 26W151 Butterfield Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187
Des Plaines, Illinois Hotels
3Motel 6 Chicago North Glenview
1535 Milwaukee Ave I-294 At Willow Road Then South 2 Miles
6Courtyard By Marriott Chicago Glenview/northbrook
1801 Milwaukee Ave
Glenview, IL 60025
8Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago/mt. Prospect
1 Randhurst Village Dr
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
9Country Inn & Suites Chicago O'hare Nw
2200 S Elmhurst Road
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Des Plaines, Illinois Restaurants
This is a list of Des Plaines Family Restaurants with addresses and phone numbers, including Seafood, Chinese Restaurants and Fast Foods & Carry Out. Happy Dining!
Des Plaines Articles
Published August 30, 2012
Six fantastic reasons for your family to visit Chicago with the best attractions from museums and aquariums, to parks and zoos.
Published August 22, 2011
Come explore the treasures of Chicago's best family museums from America's first planetarium to the exciting children's museum exhibits, to vast nature collections
Published December 13, 2010
There are plenty of family attractions to visit in Chicago. Some free outdoor attractions include the 50 foot Crown Fountain, the Buckingham Fountain and Wrigley Field.
Published December 9, 2010
Chicago Illinois is the go-to family destination for exciting urban activities from the Hancock Center to the Chicago Children's Museum to the Navy Pier's family attractions.