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Shop and Play All Day Itinerary

Day 1:
Morning/Afternoon: It will take all morning and afternoon to comb through the seemingly endless parade of treasures in massive Woodfield Mall. Take a break for lunch in the jungle at Rainforest Cafe or try one of 31 other fine dining, casual, or quick eats restaurants in the mall. After lunch, cruise on over to nearby IKEA, the largest in the U.S., with three gigantic floors of absolutely everything you may need for your home or office at very affordable prices.

Evening: Dinner is all part of the show at exciting Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. Enjoy a sumptuous medieval feast eaten in a typical medieval manner (hands only!) while delighting in the amazing performances of the stunning Andalusian horses and the jousting knights.

Day 2:
Morning: Take a relaxing stroll around Long Grove Historic Village where you’re sure to find something to cherish in one of the many specialty shops, galleries, and antique shops. Taste test the imported olive oils and balsamics and don’t forget the colossal chocolate-covered strawberries and hand-dipped chocolates.

Afternoon: Discounts galore are to be had at Woodfield Village Green. From Bloomingdale’s Outlet to Off Saks 5th Avenue, there are plenty of deals for you to find!

Evening: Spend some time walking through the Streets of Woodfield where more treasures await. Then amble over to one of the restaurants onsite including Shaw’s Crab House, Wickets, Maggiano’s, or Big Bowl for a leisurely dinner.

Day 3:
Morning/Lunch: Your shopping adventure wouldn’t be complete without a quick trip to Japan! You’ll be transported to the Far East at Mitsuwa Japanese Marketplace, the largest Japanese marketplace in the Midwest. Walk the aisles filled with Asian products, baked goods, and groceries. Enjoy the Japanese ready-to-eat offerings, sushi, and food court selections.

Afternoon/Dinner: Head over to Downtown Arlington Heights for more delightful shopping and an amazing array of fabulous restaurants, all within a two block area. The next best cuisine is just next door!

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