Get Scared With Halloween in the Parks - Chicago

The Chicago Parks District pulls no punches in bringing scary fun to the Windy City.


Chicago has always been a strong city full of independent residents, but that doesn't mean they don't like a good scare or two during the Halloween season. That's why the city sponsors a variety of activities and events during Halloween in the Parks - Chicago.

Apple Fest at Chicago Women's Park and Gardens helps shine some light on the healthy apple during this pumpkin-oriented holiday season. Happening Saturday, October 3, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the festival promises to educate the little ones on their favorite apples and even give them a chance to make unique apple art.

The kid-friendly haunted house at Pulaski Park promises not to offer up too many frightening festivities. The house and other events are open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on October 16. The recommended age range for this event is 2 to 6 years old.

The older crowd and those looking for a frighteningly good time can head out for a haunted house that would scare almost anyone. On October 30 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Pulaski Park Advisory Council hosts this popular holiday attraction full of ghouls, werewolves and other creatures of the night.

The Official Night Out in the Parks App, My Chi Parks on Google Play and the App Store is the easiest way to follow all of the exciting Halloween events in Chicago. Find out all the information about Apple Fest, Pulaski's Kid-Friendly Haunted House, the popular scary haunted house in Pulaski Park and many more events using this app.

Download the official app and head to Chicago this Halloween season for a good time. When you do, the staff of the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, Chicago hopes you have the best frights of your life!

Find Holiday Event & Meeting Rooms in Northwest Chicago

Where to have your holiday party in Chicago

With the holiday season quickly approaching, many businesses are starting to plan holiday parties. It's often more comfortable and convenient to rent a suitable space rather than hosting the event in your own office building. If you're looking for holiday event & meeting rooms in Northwest Chicago, your best choice is the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, Chicago. You will have a choice of 21 meeting rooms, so you can find the space that's just right for your event. This is a venue that's ideal for gatherings of all sizes, whether you're planning a wedding, business conference, holiday party, banquet, or any other type of event.
Schaumburg Meeting Room

No matter what type of holiday event you're planning, the Hyatt Regency has a room that can be customized to your needs. If you research Northwest Chicagos meeting rooms, you'll find that you have many choices. Yet there are many benefits to choosing the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, Chicago, such as 30,000 square feet of space that can accommodate any event you’re interested in hosting. For example, our Sienna Ballroom and Mahogany Ballroom are both large, elegant spaces that can be divided into smaller spaces to fit groups of varying sizes. Event rooms offer high speed Internet access and master controls for lighting, telephones, sound, heat, and air conditioning.

When planning your holiday event in Chicago, it's important to choose a venue that's comfortable, convenient, and flexible. The hotel is located in Schaumburg, a quiet Chicago suburb that's a short drive away from the superior shopping, restaurants, and businesses of downtown. Plus, our quality hotel staff will gladly answer any questions you or your guests may have. We can even provide you with some great advice when it comes to dining out or looking for the city’s best attractions. It's also only nine miles from O'Hare International Airport, making it a convenient choice for anyone flying into the city to attend the event. We have 470 rooms and suites available for any guests interested in staying overnight.

Get Ready for Fun with Haunted Happenings Near Schaumburg

Plenty of exciting and creepy Halloween events in Schaumburg and throughout Chicagoland are on the horizon this fall.

HALLOWEEN_Scary-Halloween-Pumpkins-at-NightThis Halloween, Schaumburg is the place to be! Haunted happenings near Schaumburg range from the downright frightening to family oriented and slightly spooky. On October 31, the Schaumburg Park District will hold its annual Halloween Boonanza, which boasts a carnival atmosphere and features hay rides and safe trick-or-treating. The event is perfect for all ages and will be held between 5 and 9 p.m. Pre-registration is recommended.

Throughout the month of October, the Chicago Park District will host numerous events that celebrate Halloween and fall harvests. At Halloween in the Parks, you can pick pumpkins, walk through a haunted house or snag some handcrafted items for your home. The month culminates with Halloween parties throughout greater Chicago, including the 14th Annual Halloween Bash at Indian Boundary, a free event for the whole family.

If your idea of Halloween fun is more adult oriented, head to Rob Zombies Great American Nightmare Haunted House. The horror movie director knows how to keep audiences on the edge of their seat, and his haunted house spectacular is not for the timid. Featuring three haunted houses based on Zombie's films, including the notorious "Captain Spaulding's Clown School in 3D," the event runs from September 25 to November 1 at The Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park. As an added bonus to ticket holders, Zombie and other musical guests will perform October 2 and 4 adjacent to the haunted houses.

At Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, Chicago, we love to celebrate Halloween. With all the exciting events in the area this fall, you're sure to find something that makes your heart race. Browse our website to see the special deals we're offering visitors to Chicago who come for the Halloween thrills.




A LEGOLAND® Hotel Package Builds a Great Vacation

Kids of all ages will have a great time at LEGOLAND in Chicago.

Happy-Kids-in-a-HuddleThe LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Chicago is a theme park designed especially for children. Parents can sit back and enjoy the nostalgia of LEGOs while their little ones build anything they can imagine from the nearly endless supply of toy bricks that can be found there. Parents will be amazed at how far LEGO has come since their own childhood.

LEGOLAND is divided into various themed areas. Pirate Adventure Island invokes the sunny shores of the Caribbean and adventure stories by Robert Louis Stevenson. A large water table gives kids the chance to build their own ship and find out if it is sea worthy. At Jungle Expedition, kids can explore a rainforest and discover life-sized animals built entirely from LEGO blocks. MINILAND Chicago features the landmarks of the Windy City reconstructed in small-scale LEGO sculptures.

The Factory Tour gives kids a chance to see how their favorite toys are made. In addition, there are two rides at LEGOLAND: the Kingdom Quest Laser Ride, where you and your kids will try to zap monsters to save the kingdom, and Merlin's Apprentice Ride, where you fly above LEGOLAND. When the family wants to take a rest from all the action, a 4D movie theater shows two films throughout the day that make you feel like you are part of the LEGO world. There is also a gift shop and cafe.

Our LEGOLAND in Chicago Package includes:

  • Overnight accommodations
  • Daily breakfast for two adults and two kids ages 12 and under
  • Admission tickets for two adults and two kids to LEGOLAND
  • Discovery Center located just minutes from the hotel.
  • Complimentary transportation to and from the center

What a great way to make your visit as affordable as possible with a LEGOLAND hotel package at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, Chicago! Browse our website for more details about making your LEGO Land trip an unforgettable one.

See the City with Chicago Line Cruises

These enjoyable and educational Chicago cruises are waiting for you.

One of the best ways to appreciate the skyline, distinctive architecture and attractions in Chicago is from the river. Chicago Line Cruises provides you with the most scenic way to see some of the city's most fascinating sights. Their most popular cruise is the Architectural River Cruise, a 90-minute tour that will tell you all about some of Chicago's most famous skyscrapers, historic buildings and bridges. This tour is popular with both visitors and Chicago natives who want to learn more about their city's history.

For an even more in-depth look at Chicago history, you can take the Chicago Along the River cruise, presented by the Chicago History Museum. If you prefer a cruise with a more party-like atmosphere, you'll enjoy the Cocktail Architectural Cruise, which comes with unlimited wine, beer and mixed drinks. Yet another option is to enjoy the Navy Pier's fireworks show on a Fireworks River and Lake Cruise.

The 90-minute river cruises are $42 for adults, $35 for seniors and $20 for kids between 7 and 18. Admission is free for kids 6 and under. You can purchase tickets and board your boat at Ogden Slip, near the fountain at 465 McClurg Court.


If you want to enjoy river cruises and the attractions Chicago has to offer, a convenient place to stay is the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, Chicago. This hotel, located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, provides easy access to downtown Chicago, O'Hare International Airport and the Schaumburg Convention Center. The next time you visit the Chicago area, reserve a room at the Hyatt Regency, which is ideal for both leisure and business travelers. Visit us online today to start booking your trip and see how our range of amenities can complement your stay in the Windy City.

Join This Year's Susan G. Komen Chicago Race for the Cure ®

Participate in one of the biggest annual cancer walks in the Chicago area.

Race For The Cure Hyatt Schaumburg

This year, the sixth annual Chicago-area Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure will be held on Sunday, September 20. The event will take place at Yorktown Center in Lombard, IL, which is roughly 30 minutes outside of downtown Chicago.

The race day schedule for the Komen Lombard race lists the start time as 8:30 a.m., but the race site will be staffed and open by 6:30 a.m. A Survivor's Parade will take place at 7:30 a.m. and conclude before the race begins. If you are planning to attend this event and are wondering how much sweat you'll be producing in the name of cancer awareness, take heart: This will be a fun, mild 5K race of about 3 miles.

There are various levels of registration fees for this event depending on when you sign up. You can learn more details about this event by visiting the Komen Chicago Race for the Cure website.

The Susan G. Komen Foundation assures participants that 75 percent of all money raised from race entry fees will go toward supporting and educating local Chicago-area residents about breast health. The remaining 25 percent will be added to Komen's national program coffers, which benefits the foundation as a whole.

You can participate in the race solo or as part of a team. There will be a Team Tailgate area provided to give teams a place to gather both before and after the race.

The Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, Chicago wishes all participants a fun and successful fundraising event at the Komen Chicago Race for the Cure!

Attend the Chicago Bridal Expo at the Hyatt Schaumburg

Chicago Bridal Expo at the Hyatt Schaumburg

This Chicago Bridal Expo features aisles of bridal vendors who will answer your questions and provide you with all the information you need to plan your upcoming wedding

If you are looking for bridal shows in the Chicago area, visit the upcoming Bridal Expo at the Hyatt Schaumburg with your soon-to-be spouse, close friends, family members or the entire bridal party. You'll be able to enjoy elegant bridal fashion shows, listen to great music, taste champagne and sample delicious wedding cakes from a variety of cake shops in the metropolitan Chicago area. You’ll find merchants from all around Chicago and the surrounding suburbs who are ready to help you get prepared for this momentous event in your life. Let the experts provide you with the tools to plan every detail of your wedding with just one visit to the bridal expo.

Bridal Expo
Sunday, September 13, 2015

Get your tickets for the number-one bridal event in the region. At the upcoming bridal expo, you’ll get the chance to discover all of the new trends for 2016 weddings, bridal showers, bachelor parties and more. More than 50 exhibitors will be available to talk to you. You can schedule appointments for future meetings and grab pamphlets and business cards as you please. Be sure have your planner handy at the event so that you can jot down important information. Also, include your name in the drawings for a chance to win exciting prizes and gifts.

For more details about the bridal event at the Hyatt Schaumburg or to purchase your tickets, visit the official website for the Bridal Show .

The Hyatt Regency Schaumburg will host the bridal expo in September. We’re centrally located to a wide variety of Chicago downtown attractions. Our staff is excited to welcome you to our hotel as you experience this one-of-a-kind bridal event. For more information about the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, Chicago, visit our website.

Go Wine Tasting at a Schaumburg Area Winery!

Lynfred Winery near Schaumburg, Chicago

Nearby Roselle hosts the Lynfred Winery with its tasting room and more

If you are looking for a Schaumburg area winery to visit, Lynfred is about 5 minutes away in Roselle and offers tastings and events in a beautiful setting. It is one of our favorite things to do in Schaumburg, and we like our guests to take advantage of this nearby wonderful attraction.

With its production facilities located in Roselle as well as its gift shop and tasting room, you are sure to have a great time visiting the winery. It is also the site of fun events; for example, through December, Roselle will be hosting the Epicurean Experience, an exclusive food and wine pairing that features six gourmet appetizers and three delightful wines. Seating is available Saturdays at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., and reservations are required. Another great happening at the Roselle location is the opening of the Founders Room, a second-floor exclusive retreat that features a choice of premium, sparkling and port wines as well as a chef-chosen assortment of fine cheeses. This happens on Saturday and Sunday afternoons between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., and costs relate to membership. The Founders Room can be booked for parties, so it's a great place to celebrate good wine and good times with friends or family. Another exciting event at Lynfred is Oktoberfest, with a pig roast celebration on October 3 and 4. In addition to the wine, there will be grilled bratwurst, chili and roasted corn and delicious strudel or German chocolate cake.

We at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, Chicago consider this one of our favorite places to spend the afternoon. Stay with us, visit the winery and come back to your beautiful room for a relaxing evening. There is much to do in the Schaumburg area; consider Lynfred for your next visit to our charming city.

Image Credit: Barbara Peters Photography

Family Fun at the 45th Annual Septemberfest in Schaumburg

45th Annual Septemberfest in Schaumburg

Festivals in Schaumburg make Labor Day weekend 2015 exciting for everyone!

If you're not sure what to do this Labor Day weekend, take the entire family to the 45th Annual Septemberfest in Schaumburg. This festival has more activities and entertainment every year, so make this event a three-day exploration for kids and adults alike! From carnival rides to the Miss Septemberfest competition, the festival is ready to thrill everyone.

Between September 5 and 7, 2015, the festival is in full swing with entertainment, live music and vendors ready to serve visitors. Start the day with thrills on any of the numerous and exciting carnival rides. On certain days, the kids can wear a wristband to get them on all the rides they desire. This value is worth it when you stay all day long. See strolling entertainers as they drop by unexpectedly to showcase their talents, or enjoy local food and fun drinks at the numerous vendors. You never know what you might see at this festival!

There are many other things to do in Schaumburg too, such as walking past all the arts and crafts vendors. Prepare to be amazed at the talented artists and their items. With so many booths to visit, you might want to make shopping an all-afternoon outing. Take a break in the bingo tent afterward to try your luck at winning the jackpot. The games and fun are endless!

When you're ready to unwind after the music and fireworks festivities at night, return to the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, Chicago for some relaxation. Grab a drink at the bar and relax in our well-appointed lobby. You can lay back on our comfortable pillows and bedding to dream away after a day of excitement. When you wake, you'll be refreshed and ready to return to the festival. Each day holds new adventures, so make your getaway an entire weekend experience by staying at our full-service hotel.

Discover the Vibrant Stylings of Fresh 1800 Restaurant

Organic Meals at Fresh 1800 Restaurant Schaumburg

Organic Restaurants in Schaumburg make any dish memorable

If you are interested in healthy, upscale dining and gluten free restaurants in Schaumburg, paying a visit to the Fresh 1800 Restaurant may well be a visit you won't soon forget. This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and is open from 6:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. Much of the food is sourced from local and sustainable growers to use farm fresh ingredients. The restaurant has an on-site herb garden as well to ensure that each dish is optimally seasoned with the freshest available herbs.

Some of the dinner menu highlights include the S'hroom sandwich, which features field greens, smoked tomato aioli, portabella mushroom and fresh mozzarella as well as whole-wheat penne pasta with seasonal green veggies, sundried tomatoes, feta cheese and veggie broth. The soup of the day and an assortment of salads are available as sides or entrees. Gluten-free pasta is also offered. The Create Your Own section allows you to build your own combination of a main dish, sauce and sides.

Breakfast favorites include chocolate cherry brioche French toasts, omelets made to order with local produce, smoked salmon eggs Benedict and whole-wheat blueberry pancakes.

In addition to emphasizing local flavor and sustainable food sourcing, Fresh 1800 also prides itself on a largely organic menu that uses food grown pesticide-free. You'll know your meal is just as healthy as it is delicious and that you are supporting local, organic, and sustainable farmers and growers.

Enjoy views of the scenic outdoor pool, lush garden and courtyard while you dine in a casual atmosphere. If you're planning a visit to Chicago, stay at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, Chicago.  We offer spacious guestrooms, complimentary parking and an indoor lap pool. While you're here, make time a dining experience at the hotel's Fresh 1800 restaurant. Visit our website to see the other amenities we have to offer.