The Barrington Arboretum has lots of restauarants snd shopping as well as activites like bowling, movie theatre, etc. It is just down the strreet from the Hyatt Place down Route 72.
If you are looking for fun things to do in downtown Chicago while you are in town, you can go to getyourguide.com. Search Chicago and add the dates you will be in town. It will give you lots of things to do. We recommend the Chicago river architectural tour or checking out the 360 Chicago Obsvervation deck.
You can take the train using the Metra directly into the heart of downtown Chicago. You can get on at the Barrington station (201 S. Spring Street
Barrington, IL 60010).
Go to Metra.com for an up to date train schedule.