Get the door, it's the liquor store
Due west of downtown Chicago’s busy streets, you’ll discover several quiet suburbs for families and young commuters. Block parties, festivals... and other community charms are common in these areas, especially in a town like Lombard. Settled by New Englanders in the 19th century, the area’s Cape Cod-style homes and town gazebo feel far away from the midwest. Nothing’s more charming than Lombard’s lilac season (including a Lilac Festival Parade) or the town’s annual plant sale. Bring a bottle or two and enjoy a picnic in Lilacia Park. You won’t believe you’re only 30 minutes from one of the largest cities in the U.S. Chicago’s downtown is well-known for upscale bars and nightlife; young professionals can enjoy the security of nearby suburbs yet easily head to the Windy City. If you’re not in the mood for Chicago traffic or the 40-minute ride on the Metra (there’s a station right in Lombard), you can take advantage of Drizly’s speedy alcohol delivery service. Now servicing the Lombard neighborhood, you don’t need to fuss about going out.