Destination guide

Take in the lakeside beauty of Wilmette

The lake and beaches provide a pleasant backdrop to your holiday home in Wilmette. Renowned for its sporting events, shopping and restaurants, this city welcomes all visitors. Wrigley Field and John Hancock Center are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around Wilmette

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Wilmette has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Skydeck Ledge (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)
  • Lincoln Park Zoo (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)
  • Navy Pier (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium (15.7 mi / 25.3 km)
  • Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum (15.8 mi / 25.5 km)
  • Wagner Farm (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Wilmette

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Wilmette is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Millennium Park (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)
  • Lincoln Park (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Grant Park (15.1 mi / 24.3 km)
  • Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie (4.9 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Gallery Park (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Chicago Botanic Garden (6 mi / 9.7 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Wilmette

Fly into Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive), the closest airport, located 9.2 mi (14.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), which is 11.4 mi (18.4 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is Wilmette Station. You might consider catching a ride on the metro at Linden Station to easily navigate the city.

Where to stay around Wilmette?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 388 holiday lettings near Wilmette. From 70 Houses to 295 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Wilmette for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Wilmette?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Wilmette:

  • Chicago Loop: 605 holiday homes
  • Rush & Division: 207 holiday homes
  • Noble Square: 117 holiday homes
  • Sheffield Neighbors: 108 holiday homes
  • Palmer Square: 71 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, 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 when travelling to Wilmette?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Wilmette. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Baha'i House of Worship: 1,320 holiday lettings
  • Wilmette Station: 1,319 holiday lettings
  • Alexian Brothers Medical Center: 739 holiday lettings
  • Grant Park: 1,057 holiday lettings
  • About Face Theater: 1,391 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Wilmette listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Wilmette?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 70 Houses in Wilmette. Our other popular types of Wilmette holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 295 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 10 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 242 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Wilmette?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 9 holiday homes with pool available in Wilmette. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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