Looking for a Midwest family getaway? Gurnee, IL is a Midwest family vacation destination. If you're looking for a fun-filled time with a variety of activities to satisfy family members of all ages, this is a great place to go.
My family recently took a trip to Gurnee to relax, unwind, and just chill out for a bit. We wanted a quick getaway vacation that wasn't something we'd have to take a week to recover from. Since Gurnee, Illinios is just 2 hours from us, it was the perfect choice.
Where to Stay
Keylime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort is the place to stay when vacationing in Gurnee, because it's also the perfect waterpark playground for when you want to just let the kids use up every last bit of energy they have before bedtime. Our stay at Keylime Cove was so much fun and the kids are begging to go back already.
Where to Play
Besides playing at Keylime Cove, or the ever popular Six Flags Great America, why not try something new?
Jump America is an indoor trampoline park in Gurnee, IL. It is the perfect place to take your kids for an evening of trampoline fun. Take a break from amusement and water parks and get some insane exercise playing trampoline dodge ball. Seriously! Trampoline dodge ball is an activity that is fun for the whole family, and let me tell you... your kids will be sweaty and ready to hit the shower when they are done playing. It is fun, exhilarating and gets the adrenaline flowing.
We visited Jump America on a Tuesday evening and our son played dodge ball the entire time! We'll have to go back so he can see the other things Jump America in Gurnee has to offer.
My husband and daughter had a blast jumping all around the trampoline park. Who wouldn't?
There was even a trampoline aerobics class going on while we were there. From jumping on the trampolines for just a little bit (in between taking pictures of my kids and watching my son bring it in dodge ball), I can tell you that trampoline anything would be an insanely good workout.
Jump America does birthday parties, and also hosts teen nights. If we lived closer, we would definitely take advantage of both of those! And be there every Tuesday night for dodge ball.
Foodie in WV
Fun! That is one big water park 🙂
I live 3 miles from Key Lime Cove! We love it and we frequent the mall a couple of times a week. 🙂 Six Flags and Hurricane Harbor are great in the summer too!
Great overview! I wouldn't think of Illinois when it comes to my next family vacation, but you've changed my mind. It looks like there is a ton of fun things to see and do!