This summer I took a drive to Naperville from Chicago. No doubt, it was one of the best suburbs that I had visited till now. As soon as you leave Chicago, you will be able to see covered bridges, color local shop, public art, and restaurants. There are so many fun things to do in Naperville. Check out the list of the best attractions in the city.
This is to be found at the center of the downtown area of Naperville. It is two miles long along the DuPage River. There are pedestrian paths, aesthetic pleasures, and cultural attractions. What amazed me was the music of the 72 bells from the Millennium Carillon. I also found a place to swim, Centennial Beach. The path along the water offers a picturesque view. You will get a glimpse of the entire city. If you want you can rent paddle boats to have a great time. The decorative fountains are some things to look out for.
This attraction is about 10 miles from downtown and used to be the estate of Robert R McCormick. He worked as the editor of Chicago Tribune. It had been opened to public viewing in 1958. At present, it has over 500 acres of education and natural landscape. I had fun exploring the formal gardens. Do not forget to visit the First Division Museum. It is known to be one of the best military museums.
Along the shaded Riverwalk path, a swimming pool had been developed from the leftovers of the historic stone quarry. The swimming space goes as deep as 15 feet. The rides on the waterslides are super fun. You will be able to find many other floating attractions close to the water. Build a sandcastle on the beach or play some volleyball. It is the perfect place to relax.
This summer, I decided to take a tour of Yekaterinburg, one of the biggest cities in Russia. What attracted me to this place my friend Mark who runs ujsinc.com had told me about this beautiful city. He has told me many times that it is filled with rich history and culture. It is home to some of the important buildings and sites. You will are going to be thrilled by the vibrant nightlife that it has to offer. The city has a plethora of things to do. Here are my top picks.
Red Line Walking Tour
The Red Line Walking Tour will take you around the 35 attractions that are popular in the city. I love self-guided tours. The best part about them is that you can explore the city at your own pace. You can catch a glimpse of the city. There are also some historical sites along the way, starting from the Square traverse through the ballet theatre of the city.
There is an art piece along the embankment of Iset River. It is a tribute to computers and technology. Anatoly Vyatkin is the one behind the creation of Keyboard Monument. I was surprised to discover that there are about 100 stone blocks around the monument. It stretches across sixteen meters.
Vysotsky Viewing Platform
Do you want to gaze at the skyline of the city? Climb up to the Vysotsky Viewing Platform. Do not forget to carry your camera. This was surely a sight to behold. You catch a glimpse of the entire city.
In case you want to spend some quiet and relaxing time, you can visit Victory Park. It comes as a respite from the bustling life of the city. There are gazebos which you can hire for a picnic or barbeques. I hired a bike to take a ride through the trees. You will also be able to hire a horse for a ride. Children can enjoy themselves in a trampoline or with the paintball game facilities.