Destination guide

Vibrant River North will entice you

The area's architecture and museums are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to River North. This city's shopping, riverfront and restaurants attract many visitors, as does its cosmopolitan and scenic location. Merchandise Mart and Wrigley Building are just a couple of the must-see attractions. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Sightseeing in and around River North

Do you want to find attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes River North a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Skydeck Ledge (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Navy Pier (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Lincoln Park Zoo (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Brookfield Zoo (11 mi / 17.8 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of River North

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, River North is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Millennium Park (0.8 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Grant Park (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Lincoln Park (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Chicago Riverwalk (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Oak Street Beach (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Ohio Street Beach (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around River North

Fly into Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.), the closest airport, located 9.1 mi (14.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), which is 15.1 mi (24.4 km) away.

Walk to nearby metro transport at Merchandise Mart Station or Grand Station if you're interested in seeing more of the city.

Where to stay near River North?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 555 holiday rentals near River North. From 505 Condos/Apartments to 33 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near River North is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to River North?

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

  • Gold Coast: 252 holiday homes
  • Lincoln Park: 732 holiday homes
  • Sheffield Neighbors: 117 holiday homes
  • Rush & Division: 254 holiday homes
  • North Center: 195 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to River North?

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

  • The East Bank Club: 1,703 holiday rentals
  • Tree Studio Complex: 1,671 holiday rentals
  • Marina City: 1,710 holiday rentals
  • American Medical Association Headquarters: 1,795 holiday rentals
  • Grand Station (Red Line): 1,664 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around River North 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 Condos/Apartments in River North?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 505 Condos/Apartments in River North. Our other popular types of River North holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 33 holiday houses
  • Studios: 442 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 3 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Hotels and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in River North?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 130 holiday homes with pool available in River North. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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