Destination guide

Delight in the lakeside landscape of North Chicago

The lake and forests provide a pleasant backdrop to your holiday home in North Chicago. This welcoming and cosmopolitan city entices travellers with its shopping and restaurants. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in North Chicago

Are you looking for attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that North Chicago has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Six Flags Great America (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Lambs Farm (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Bonnie Brook Golf Course (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Greenshire Golf Course (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Lake County Fairgrounds (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
  • Tempel Lipizzans (9.3 mi / 15 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of North Chicago

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, North Chicago is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Waukegan SportsPark (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Illinois Beach State Park (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Rosewood Beach (11.4 mi / 18.3 km)
  • Ravinia Park (11.9 mi / 19.1 km)
  • Chicago Botanic Garden (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
  • Heritage Park (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around North Chicago

Fly into Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive), the closest airport, located 14.2 mi (22.8 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Kenosha, WI (ENW-Kenosha Regional), which is 19.3 mi (31 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to North Chicago Great Lakes Station or North Chicago Station and explore the city from there.

How many holiday rentals are available around North Chicago?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 138 holiday lettings around North Chicago. From 58 houses to 30 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a beach property in North Chicago?

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside... said... well, everyone. Find the right shared setting for your crew and you'll be well on your way to some well-deserved beach bliss! There are 19 beachside rental homes to pick from. Alternatively, you may want to check out something a bit different. HomeAway has some options that may suit you better, including 9 beachfront holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a hotel in North Chicago?

Our hotels come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Whether you're travelling on a Champagne or house wine budget, we've got a room for you. Currently, there are 37 options listed on HomeAway. Rooms start at as little as £38 per night. If that doesn't fit with your group's style, we've got a number of different self-catering accommodation options available, such as:

  • Apartment: 13 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £134 per night.
  • House: 13 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £45 per night.
  • Resort: 2 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £230 per night.

Can I stay in North Chicago in a large group?

Whether you're heading off on a special trip with the family or spending a few nights away with all your old school friends, it's always lots of fun staying in a brand new place together! The best news is that HomeAway has places to suit. The favourite option for large groups here are hotel holiday rentals, and there are 12 available. If you're hoping to travel in a big group, the property options that will suit your needs include:

  • If yours is a group of 5, we have 25 rental properties suited to that size. Spend a night from just £81.
  • Looking for a rental property for 6 people? We have 20 that will work well. You can get one for as low as £88 a night.
  • Travelling with 8 guests? We have 12 properties for rent that will suit. Prices begin at just £123 a night.

You and your crew will be more than satisfied when you plan your North Chicago escape with us!