Get the door, it's the liquor store
Elmhurst is a small suburb in a sea of suburbs, but trust us when we say it stands out from the pack. Chicago’s sprawl of lovely city-towns has a lot to offer, but only one suburb’s motto is “Close to Everything, Unlike Anything,” and that suburb is Elmhurst. It lives... up to this motto in many ways. For starters, it’s got incredible dining, leafy green parks, homey coffee shops, museums, university halls and old stone edifices. It’s also one of the most walkable towns in the country. It’s even got a curious body of water on its western edge: a 150-foot-deep limestone quarry that’s the site of a lot of local lore. The mysterious tunnel leading into this pit starts at Salt Creek and dumps excess flood water into the quarry’s depths, making for some truly magnificent viewing after a good rain. During that rainfall, though, you shouldn’t have to leave the comfort of your home. So whip out your phone, open the Drizly app and place an order. Get your favorite beers, wines and liquors delivered straight to your door in 60 minutes or less.