Schaumburg may be considered a suburb of Chicago, but that doesn’t mean you have to leave to have a great time. In fact, some of the most exciting destinations that “Chicago” has to offer are actually located right here! We just wanted to make a post celebrating the crown jewels of the Schaumburg kingdom. If you ever needed a reminder of what opportunities this great community had to offer, this is it.
Let’s get the numbers out of the way: with nearly 300 unique stores, over two million square feet of retail space, and 27 million visitors annually, Woodfield Mall is one of the largest and most trafficked indoor shopping destinations in America, if not the world. In many ways, Woodfield Mall is the beating heart of Schaumburg that draws shoppers from all over the Chicagoland area for an experience they can’t get anywhere else.
Whether you’re a kid taking a picture on Santa’s lap and admiring the tallest Christmas tree in the U.S. (54 ft), a teenager spending an afternoon eating Auntie Anne’s pretzels with your friends, or buying an engagement ring for the love of your life at Zale’s, almost everyone in the community has a personal attachment to Woodfield Mall.
ikea3-441442-edited.jpgOkay, okay… so now there’s two IKEAs in the Chicagoland area, but we got ours first! Plus, compared to the warehouse feel of the IKEA in Bolingbrook, our multi-level location is so much more fun, with all the escalators and glass railings. IKEA makes great stylish, eco-friendly budget furniture, but the best part is really the experience of shopping there. You can “sample” the products in their stage rooms, and get a delicious, cheap meal of Swedish meatballs and apple cake, all while enjoying a day out with your friends and family.
Is Mitsuwa technically in Arlignton Heights? Yes.
Does it matter? No.
When everybody in the city started getting obsessed with ramen last year, we didn’t care because everyone in the Schaumburg community had already been eating some of the best, most authentic ramen in the country for years. Of course, Mitsuwa is much more than just a food court—with a complete Japanese supermarket, huge fresh fish counter, bakery, book store, liquor store, housewares and ceramics shop, and more, Mitsuwa is like being in Japan without all the traffic