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Things to Do in Crystal Lake, IL
Crystal Lake is filled with entertainment that guests of all ages can enjoy. If you aren’t sure where your family activities should begin, we encourage you to ask one of the friendly members of the Holiday Inn Crystal Lake staff, who will be more than happy to point you in the right direction. We’ve highlighted some close and noteworthy places below for your convenience.

Hotel near Three Oaks Recreation Area
Guests who love the outdoors will definitely want to visit the Three Oaks Recreation Area during their stay at Holiday Inn Crystal Lake. This public space provides plenty of fun with a picturesque view of Crystal Lake. They have everything from boat rentals to designated sledding spots, so you can have fun year-round.

Three Oaks Recreation
5517 Northwest Highway
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 356-3782

Crystal Lake Ice House
Who loves to ice skate? At the Crystal Lake Ice House, guests of all ages can come and spend some time on the ice. The Crystal Lake Ice House is a great place for birthday parties. There are regular adult and youth hockey matches, as well as private skating lessons. You’ll have an icy blast at this family friendly venue, which is open any time of the year.

Crystal Lake Ice House
320 E Prairie St
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 356-8500

Grand Victoria Casino
If you’re searching for gaming, entertainment, and wonderful dining, then Grand Victoria Casino is the way to go. Adults can have a great time at this venue, which provides enrapturing games and an enjoyable concert lineup. You can bet that there will be a fun was to pass the time waiting for you at Grand Victoria Casino in Crystal Lake.

Grand Victoria Casino
250 South Grove Ave
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 468-7000

Algonquin Commons
Have fun shopping and exploring this Crystal Lake plaza. With a variety of stores and businesses, it’s a great way to find entertainment for everyone in your family. This outdoor mall has over 60 merchants which vary from delicious restaurants to exciting and stylish apparel stores. There are also many fun events that happen during the year that are open to the public.

Algonquin Commons
1900 S. Randall Rd
Algonquin, IL 60102
(847) 458-2700

The Raue Center for the Arts
This thriving theatre features engaging events year-round for all ages and interests! Originally constructed in 1929 under a different name, the venue grew to feature movies and plays. Eventually, it reopened with the guidance of Lucile Raue as The Raue Center for the Arts and hosts visual and performing art events, thanks to the state-of-the-art screen and first-class seating. You won’t want to miss their many highly acclaimed performances.

The Raue Center for the Arts
26 N Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 356-9212

Local Crystal Lake Destinations

  • Outback Steakhouse – 0.4 mi
  • Portillo’s – 0.5 mi
  • D’Andrea Banquets & Conference – 0.6 mi
  • Around the Clock Restaurant – 0.7 mi
  • Jameson’s Charhouse – 0.7 mi
  • Chuck E. Cheese – 1 mi
  • Spoerl Park – 1 mi
  • Showplace Stadium 16 Movie Theatre – 1.2
  • New Haven Park – 1.7 mi
  • Sky High Volley Ball – 2.2 mi
  • Willow Creek Community Church – 2.2 miles
  • Lakeside Legacy Arts Park – 4.1 miles
  • Prairieview Education Center – 5.1 miles
  • Brunswick Zone – 7.3 miles
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton – 14.9 miles