Discover | Hinsdale

September 2017 View more

Just about halfway between Naperville and Chicago you’ll find the village of Hinsdale, known for its stop-and-stare-worthy homes along tree-shaded streets and a cute, compact downtown lined with shops and restaurants. Though the abundance of women’s clothing boutiques and pampering salons make it a popular destination for a ladies’ day out—no question—there’s a little bit of something for everyone in Hinsdale.


Katherine Legge Memorial Park
This picturesque park is equipped with a playground, two picnic shelters, shaded walking paths and an eighteen-hole Frisbee golf course.
5901 South County Line Road

Hinsdale History Museum
Take a peek into the life of a middle-class family in Hinsdale between 1874 and 1900 at this quaint museum, open to the public Fridays and Saturdays (noon to 4:00 p.m.) and other times by appointment.
15 South Clay Street, 630.789.2600

Graue Mill and Museum
Just barely over the Hinsdale/Oak Brook border, this still-operating waterwheel-powered grain mill and one-time Underground Railroad stop provides a window into history that’s worth a visit while in town.
3800 York Road, Oak Brook, 630.655.2090


Hinsdale Wine Shop
Stop in for a tasting or just browse the impressive bottle selection at this family-owned wine cellar.
12 East Hinsdale Avenue, 630.654.9862

Alixandra Blue
This garden-level gem is your one-stop shop for decadent-smelling candles, on-trend clothing and delicate jewelry.
2 West First Street, 630.455.0022

Kelsey Resale Boutique
Lovers of designer clothing at seriously slashed prices will love this women’s consignment shop. Labels range from the highest of high-end (think Hermés handbags) to Lululemon yoga wear.
49 South Washington Street, 630.568.3281

My Sister Kate
This cute-as-can-be children’s shop stocks much-adored clothing brands (Tea Collection, Petit Bateau, Wes and Willy), unique gifts and brain-building games and toys.
48 South Washington Street, #1, 630.986.5866

Trunk Club
If you love this popular clothing-by-mail service but don’t care to trek to the River North clubhouse for try-ons, the suburban outpost is right downtown.
30 East Hinsdale Avenue, 630.869.5202

Stockholm Objects
Europhiles, prepare to drool over the clothing, accessories and home decor with a Scandinavian slant at this thoughtfully curated boutique.
39 South Washington Street, 630.655.0966

Barley Twist
Antique lovers will revel in this furniture and home decor shop, which also offers home design services.
18 West Hinsdale Avenue, 708.445.0100


The more laid-back sidekick to award-winning chef Paul Virant’s Vie in Western Springs is a must-visit for lunch or dinner. Dishes are highly seasonal and Virant’s affinity for preserving produce shines throughout the menu, from the pickled cherry tomato vinaigrette on a crisp salad to the smoked apple butter shaken into
the old fashioned.
112 South Washington Street, 630.537.1459

Fuller House
A family-friendly pub with craft beer aplenty? Yes, please! Here, you can fill up on seasonal drafts, Neapolitan-style pizza and half-pound burgers with truffle-parmesan fries.
35 East First Street, 630.568.5466

Toni Patisserie & Café
A longtime local favorite, this European-style bakery is the prime pit stop to keep your blood sugar on the up and up with a dainty macaron, éclair or tart.
51 South Washington Street, 630.789.2020

Page’s Restaurant
This speck of a diner (Blackhawks’ coach Joel Quenneville is a regular) with a classic swivel chair-lined counter serves hearty three-egg omelets and pancake stacks for breakfast plus burgers and melts for lunch.
26½ East Hinsdale Avenue, 630.323.9058

If Japanese-inspired fare with a modern vibe is your scene, save room for the wasabi-marinated filet, seared tuna-topped maki and red snapper sashimi at this sophisticated sushi bar.
18 East First Street, 630.654.8880

Il Poggiolo
Whether it’s prosciutto-topped gnocchi, crispy fried calamari or traditional bucatini carbonara that you crave, this lively Italian eatery is ready to serve.
8 East First Street, 630.734.9400


Garage Sale
Public Services Garage
September 9, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
225 Symonds Drive

Wine & Food Pairing Night
Katherine Legge Memorial Lodge
September 14, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
5901 South County Line Road

Disc Golf Trilogy Challenge
Katherine Legge Park
September 30, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
5901 South County Line Road

Coffee & Classics
Gathering of pre-1990 European vehicles in downtown Hinsdale
October 1, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Chicago Avenue along Burlington Park


Fall Family Fest
The Community House
October 21, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
415 West 8th Street

Breakfast with Santa
Katherine Legge Memorial Lodge
December 2, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
5901 South County Line Road

Holiday Express Train
December 17, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Hinsdale Train Station to the North Pole (the Aurora Train Station)