Difference between revisions of "Naperville"
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Naperville  is a bedroom community in the Chicagoland area. In July 2008, CNN/Money and Money magazine ranked Naperville third on its list of the 100 best places to live in the United States; in 2007, the city was honored with second place.
I-88 Runs through the northern part of the city and goes to Chicago.
Amtrak  has a station in Naperville at 105 E. Fourth Avenue. It is served by the daily Southwest Chief  between Chicago and Los Angeles, the daily California Zephyr  line between Chicago and San Francisco, and the Illinois Service  routes.
If you plan on bringing your rental car downtown, be prepared to park it in the large public parking structures, because finding a space in the downtown area can be tortuously slow work. There is often a spot in the three-story free parking garage by the Barnes and Noble near the corner of Washington and Chicago Avenue. The second and third floor are accessible via Jefferson Avenue, which is a block down Washington.
Downtown Naperville is pretty nice. You'll find new high-end chain stores, specialty shops and restaurants inhabiting quaint old buildings which are still a reminder of when Naperville was a sleepy burg. Through this same downtown area runs the Riverwalk. It runs along the shore of the DuPage river and was originally inspired by the more famous Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas.
-When Visiting Naperville one of the nice things to do is go to the riverwalk. A very happening place with the DuPage river running through town -As well as the river walk a nice thing to do is also visit the local bell tower. Maybe even climb to the top .
Stop by the bustling downtown area to do some serious power shopping. There's nothing that can't be found anywhere else other than foods indigenous to the area, such as Chicago pizza, Italian beef sandwiches, etc.
Several of the more well known and long lasting bars in town include The Lantern and Potter's Place in downtown Naperville. For those of you seeking a less glamorous but just as interesting (if not more so) time in the company of hardworking blue-collar types, head to White Tavern on Ogden avenue or Orazio Pub at the Naperville train station.
There are all manner of hotels available- none of them truly exceptional but all more than passable. If it's good location you are more interested in, try the mammoth Holiday Inn Select on Diehl road just off the I-88 tollway exit.
There is, of course, plenty to do in the city of Chicago. Nearby Aurora, Illinois has the Hollywood Casino if you feel like gambling. There are plenty of local parks available, perhaps the best of which is Herrick Lake in nearby Warrenville. There's also the Morton Arboretum one town over in Lisle. It's a sprawling complex full of all manner of flora.