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What are the best restaurants to dine in near Elgin, IL?

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022
Burger and fries with dips

Top 3 Restaurants to Visit in Elgin, Illinois 

Are you searching for a cozy restaurant near the Elgin area in Illinois to dine in with your friends and family? Let our team at Elgin Volkswagen make your job a tad easier with our recommendation of the top three restaurants in the locality that serve some mouth-watering cuisines!  

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Are there Any Parks in Elgin, IL Area?

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022
Walking trail at a park

Top 5 Parks in Elgin, IL  

If you want to spend a relaxing day with your loved ones in Elgin, IL, visiting a park should come first on the list of things that you can do. Kids will have a lot of activities to do; meanwhile, you can take a stroll or sit and enjoy the view. Additionally, you can plan a picnic or activity. So, to ease your trouble of searching for the best parks to visit in the area, Elgin Volkswagen has put together a list of parks that you can visit with your family and friends. Continue reading below and learn more.   

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Some Creative and Fun Ideas for this Valentine’s Day

Friday, February 11th, 2022
A couple sitting on a rock overlooking mountains and a lake

What Are Some of the Best Ideas for this Valentine’s Day? 

Most of us might have already made elaborate plans for Valentine’s Day. After all, why would anyone not want to celebrate the day of love in all its glory? However, if you haven’t yet been able to come up with ideas for the day, allow Elgin Volkswagen in Elgin, IL, to help you out. This blog by the team has some of the best ideas for this Valentine’s Day that you might want to check out.   

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The Best 5 Steakhouses in Elgin, Illinois

Friday, January 28th, 2022
Pieces of a steak cut on a black plate.

Top Steakhouses in Elgin, Illinois 

Elgin is home to many renowned steakhouses. These restaurants serve a long list of scrumptious dishes and beverages. If you’re wondering which are the top steakhouses in Elgin, Illinois, then continue reading today’s blog by our team at Elgin Volkswagen. Here we have curated a must-visit list for steak lovers.  

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What does the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Sit to Start feature look like in action?

Monday, April 26th, 2021
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 side profile

Unique Feature of the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4: Sit to Start

The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is playing a role in ushering in an exciting new era of technology: that of the electric automobile. In addition to an excellent electric powerplant, Volkswagen has loaded this SUV with unique, cutting edge technological features, some of which were not possible with gasoline-powered vehicles.

One of these new innovations is the Sit to Start function. We at Elgin Volkswagen are really excited about it, as are a lot of drivers. Check out the Volkswagen ID.4 sit-to-start function, along with some other nifty new gizmos, in the video below!

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When will self-driving cars be available?

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021
Man meditates while his self-driving car maneuvers through the cosmos. A calendar wonders, "When?"

Anticipated Future for Autonomous Cars

We here at Elgin Volkswagen are big fans of the idea of “saving time” for ourselves by letting our car drive us to our destination. Having a vehicle drive on its own would be a great opportunity to read, nap, surf the internet, play video games, meditate, or just plain chill.

We’ve been hearing about self-driving cars being worked on for a few years now, and original optimistic predictions said they’d be here by 2020. Well, 2020 has come and gone, and we still have to put our feet, hands and brains to work piloting our vehicles to the dealership each morning. When will self-driving cars actually be available?

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Where can I find genuine Lao food in Elgin, IL?

Friday, February 19th, 2021
Temple in Luang Prabang, Laos

Elgin’s Lao Restaurants

Among many other things, Elgin is known for its sizeable Lao community. Since 1967, in fact, Elgin has been the sister city to Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Having this population here in Elgin brings a delightful dose of cultural diversity to the (literal and figurative) table.

Today, we’re focusing primarily on the literal aspect of that statement. What are some delicious Laotian restaurants in the Elgin area?

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Where are some good spots to go hiking in the fall near Elgin, IL?

Monday, October 19th, 2020
Cartoon women joyfully hike through autumn woods

Great Spots to Appreciate Autumn in the Elgin Area

With turning leaves and just-as-rapidly cooling weather, fall is in full swing here in Illinois. The cycle deepens by the day, blessing us with a beautifully visceral demonstration of the inherently impermanent nature of the universe.

If you find yourself with a spot of free time, why not get out and see it in action? To that end, we’ve provided some of our favorite hiking areas to observe, feel, experience and accept the continual fading and rebirth process of our planet.

Peruse below, and happy exploring!

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Where can I pick my own pumpkin near Elgin, IL?

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
A bunch of pumpkins

Elgin-area Pumpkin Patches for Halloween Fun

Autumn has arrived, and the best way to take advantage of this fleeting season is by taking part in a few rituals that really help one enjoy the fall vibes. One tried-and-true activity is picking one’s own pumpkin at a pumpkin patch.

So pick an Elgin-area patch from below, and then pick a pumpkin (don’t be slow)!

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Where can I find soju in the Elgin, IL area?

Friday, August 28th, 2020
Cartoon of a cat creature leaning on a giant soju bottle on its side

Korean Markets and Restaurants with Soju near Elgin

Soju is the single most consumed type of liquor on the planet. This popularity is owed to a variety of factors, including the heavy drinking culture of Korea and the growing international success of K-Pop and Korean media. It also has a low alcohol content compared to other liquors, which not only lends itself to a delightfully smooth taste, but allows the beverage to be sold at restaurants that hold a beer and wine license but no liquor license.

Trying out some Soju is a way to experience a bit of culture from home, which is especially valuable in this COVID-era wherein almost all international travel is a no-no for Americans. Where can one find it in the Elgin area?

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