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Wheeling may be famous for Milwaukee Avenue's "Restaurant Row," but this welcoming village also boasts a diverse and dynamic community of 40,000 people as well as a unique balance of industry, commercial development and residential neighborhoods. Located just 16 miles north of O'Hare International Airport and home to Chicago Executive Airport, Wheeling is a world-renowned business travelers' mecca. Wheeling is also home to the luxurious Westin Chicago North Shore. Nestled in the prestigious North Shore district, you'll experience contemporary comfort at its finest with world-class accommodations, unparalleled amenities and stunning views of the Des Plaines River and the Chicago skyline. The Westin Chicago North Shore is the premier choice for leisure and business travelers as well as anyone planning a memorable event, both large and small. With more than 35,000 square feet of state-of-the-art event space, the hotel has the largest ballroom on the North Shore. The WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio and heated indoor pool will make your stay complete.

Incorporated in 1894, Wheeling was an overnight stop for travelers headed to the Wisconsin Territory via the overland trail, now known as Milwaukee Avenue (Illinois Route 21). The cozy string of inns, taverns and eateries established in the 1830's were the start of what is now Wheeling's renowned "Restaurant Row."  Whatever cuisine you're craving, "Restaurant Row" is the place to chow down. Enjoy a variety of options from Bob Chinn's Crab House and Superdawg to Cooper's Hawk and Tuscany.

Dive into Wheeling's rich history at The Wheeling Historical Society & Museum where you'll marvel at the collection and preservation of significant treasures that promote community heritage and pride.

Wheeling is the North Shore's very own wine country thanks to Fred Koehler who is widely considered the father of the Illinois wine industry and founder of Lynfred Winery & Tasting Rooms.  When Robert Mondavi told Koehler, "You're wasting your time in Illinois. You ought to come to California," Koehler said no thanks and stayed true to his Illinois roots. Come in and savor some great wines and an exceptional epicurean experience.

Family fun is easy to find in Wheeling. During the summer, make a big splash at the Wheeling Family Aquatic Center, the award-winning summer swim and activity center with a zero depth pool, water slides, playgrounds, an adult spa, picnic shelters and sand volleyball courts.