Lake Forest, IL
- Market Square: Roam around the first planned shopping center in the United States, designed by architect Howard Van Doren Shaw.
- Mellody Farm Nature Preserve: Walk through the Native Prairie Garden and relax at the picnic tables on the lawn at the trailhead. As a bonus, visit the historical complex, designed by Arthur Heun. At the time, the ornate gates opened onto a two-mile driveway to the Italian Renaissance Villa and the Jens Jensen-landscaped gardens.
- Deer Path Inn: You can check-in for a few days or go for lunch at this 15th-century English-style manor house. Take high tea in the Garden Room amid many strategically placed plants, and enjoy the fall view out into the courtyard garden.
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