Where to stay around Illinois?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,985 holiday lettings near Illinois. From 976 Flats to 773 Studios, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Illinois for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Illinois?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Illinois. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Chicago: 1,156 holiday homes
  • Greektown: 23 holiday homes
  • Crete: 15 holiday homes
  • Southern: 98 holiday homes
  • Villa Park: 76 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Illinois! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Illinois?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Illinois with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Chicago: 1,156 holiday lettings
  • Villa Park: 76 holiday lettings
  • Galena: 258 holiday lettings
  • Gurnee: 45 holiday lettings
  • Lincolnshire: 33 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Illinois?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Illinois are:

  • Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD): 23 self catering accommodations
  • Dupage Airport (DPA): 79 self catering accommodations
  • Quincy Regional Baldwin Field (UIN): 21 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Illinois?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Illinois. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Villa Katherine Castle: 19 holiday rentals
  • Villa Olivia Country Club: 79 holiday rentals
  • Villa Olivia: 79 holiday rentals
  • Alexian Brothers Medical Center: 655 holiday rentals
  • Chicago 87th Street Station (Woodruff): 1,088 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Illinois listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a self catering apartmen or holiday rental in Illinois, USA your home away from home

The state of Illinois is in the Great Lakes region of the USA, stretching from the south of Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River. Illinois’ main city is the huge centre of commerce, Chicago, but much of the state is given over to farmland, broken by the Ozark Mountain range. This state has many contrasts and offers a host of attractions drawing thousands of visitors to enjoy the 6,900km (4,300 miles) of shoreline, 1,100 historic sites and 500,000 acres of state parks from the choice of Illinois holiday rentals.

Things to Do in Illinois

Chicago, nicknamed “Windy City”, offers a host of activities with plenty of theatres, museums, sports stadiums, art galleries, shopping malls and stunning architecture. Those staying around the shores of Lake Michigan can enjoy its sandy beaches, harbours, forests and water-based activities. Fishing, sailing, jet-skiing, windsurfing, swimming, canoeing, walking, biking, bird watching and a host of other fun sports can be enjoyed along its shores. The area also has some fine dining which can be sampled from your Illinois holiday rental.

Places to Visit in Illinois

Chicago is the Illinois state capital and one of the world’s busiest centers for trade, industry and transport. Birthplace of the first skyscraper, and home of Abraham Lincoln, Chicago offers a host of historic attractions and sights. Famous architects such as Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright greatly influenced the city skyline with the Reliance Building, now Hotel Burnham, and the Willis Tower, one of the tallest buildings in the world. Millennium Park is worth a visit to see the works of Frank Gehry, Jaume Plensa and Anish Kapoor. Further afield, the Black Hawk State Historic Site is one of many parks which you will discover around your holiday rental in Illinois. Bordering Rock River it was the site of prehistoric Indians, particularly Black Hawk. Visit the Salem State Historic Site to explore a reconstructed 1830s village where Lincoln lived or enjoy a day out at the Naper Settlement in Downtown Naperville with its historic buildings and costumed villagers. The Reagan family home can be toured at Dixon, or visit the minimalist Farnsworth Estate created by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in pastoral Plano.

Weather in Illinois

Illinois has hot wet summers and cold dry winters. Average temperatures from June to September range from 24-28°C (75-84°F). The winter months have plenty of snowfall and temperatures are below freezing from December through February. The lakes also create a “lake effect” making temperatures feel even colder.

Travel to Illinois

The main airport serving holiday rentals in Illinois is the Chicago O’Hare (ORD) International Airport which has four terminals and is a major hub for airlines. It lies 18 miles (29km) northwest of the city. It has numerous shops, hotels and car rental counters making it easy to pick up a rental car to drive to your final Illinois holiday destination.