Key Lime Cove

Disclaimer: I was not compensated at all for this post, that would be nice so Key Lime Cove, holler if you need me to! All opinions here are my own.


Happy Monday all! I don’t know about your part of the world but here in Chicago it got shockingly cold out of nowhere!

I guess I can’t complain, it IS October.  I was just bummed out because this past Saturday it was our 6 year wedding anniversary! Geez, it feels like we have been married forever :-p

Although we had to bring the kiddo along to celebrate, we are kind of glad we made a weekend excursion to Key Lime Cove this past weekend of all weekends.  If you live anywhere near Gurnee,IL this is a MUST. It is a hotel resort with an indoor water park, shops,restaurants,and spas (both for kids and adults!). You can pretty much spent your entire weekend here. For us though,one day was enough to get away.

The resort had a Florida/Caribbean theme to it with colorful,tropical decor that made us forget the gloomy 48 degrees outdoors. The temps in the waterpark was a steamy 85 degrees and the water was pretty warm. We could not have picked a better weekend to do this. The weekend before we were at the apple orchard where it was a scorching 80 degrees. Ahhhh, gotta love the Midwest 🙂

85 degrees in here

They even had an activity and crafts center where you can draw, watch Disney movies,and make different crafts depending on the day. We decorated a cookie,and did a lot of coloring. And of course watched Shrek.

And adults were not left out-adult beverages were offered here and there was even a bar and grill, so you can grab a beer or a margarita. I grabbed a margarita of course to fit in with the theme.

Good times. Check it out if you can! It is especially perfect for those cold freezing days where you can’t quite take off and leave the area.








  1. What a fun place! Is it near Great America? You really did pick a perfect weekend to go. I heard that the weekend – especially Saturday – was miserable. Usually we don’t get that kind of nastiness until later in October!
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  2. Chi City Mom says:

    Yes it is! It is actually the official resort for Great America! We drove past it 🙂

    I don’t know what I was going to do if we didn’t plan it for that weekend,we would have been stuck at home all day bored out of our minds! I really am not quite ready for this cold weather to sink in! At least let us have good weather for October! I don’t even know what Halloween will be like :-/