Woodfield Mall is located in Schaumburg, IL and is one of the best malls in America. Located outside of Chicago, it is one of the best places to get the real mall "atmosphere" that is hard to find in the city. Having just visited it over the weekend, I can say that is a one-stop place. I would recommend driving early and being there when the doors open. Hours are Monday-Friday, 10 am to 9 pm, Saturday 10 am to 9 pm and Sunday 11 am to 6 pm. Parking can definitely be a problem, especially during the holidays and on summer weekends. Unless you want to walk far, plan to wake up early. Woodfield has over 300 restaurants and stores and has a variety of merchandise that suits the whole family's wishes. For your personal needs, Woodfield has carts, strollers and wheelchairs for $5.00. There are family restrooms on the upper floor. The mall is very well maintained and there are many information desks that are available to answer questions about the mall or the Schaumburg area. If you are from out of town, the information desks are helpful in guiding a person around the large mall. The mall includes elevators and escalators all over.
My personal experience was great, and while I have been to Woodfield plenty of times, every visit is a new experience. Since the mall is so varied and massive, there are always new stores being built. The mall has three different levels full of every type of store, for every person. Woodfield includes clothing stores for women, men, teens and children. They also have furniture, arts and crafts, souvenir, toy, music and movies, jewelry, and athletic wear stores.
Woodfield also has plenty of places to get something to eat before or after a long day of shopping. There are many sit down restaurants, such as the famous Cheesecake Factory or Ruby Tuesday’s, but also quick places like McDonalds or Sbarro Italian Cooking.
The Mall is located in a great area of Schaumburg, near the Streets of Woodfield (a lively lifestyle shopping center) and IKEA. The easiest way to get to Woodfield is by car, but bus service also is available. Many other stores and attractions are a very short drive away. Also, there is the free Schaumburg Trolley that takes you to places such as The Streets of Woodfield, IKEA, and Woodfield Village Green. It picks up every 10-30 minutes and has knowledgeable, friendly people working the trolleys. For the full trolley schedule and information about other shopping centers in the area, look up www.chicagonorthwest.com. Woodfield Mall is the perfect place to spend an entire day due to its perfect location and easy access to some of the greatest stores in the country.
-Caitlin, 20, Student, St Charles, IL