Destination guide

The lakeside setting of Gold Coast is ready to explore

The area's museums and architecture are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Gold Coast. This city's shopping, restaurants and lake attract many visitors, as does its welcoming and walkable location. John Hancock Center and Millennium Park are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Gold Coast

Do you want to find attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Gold Coast a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Skydeck Ledge (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Lincoln Park Zoo (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Navy Pier (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Brookfield Zoo (11.7 mi / 18.8 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Gold Coast

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Gold Coast is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Millennium Park (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Grant Park (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Lincoln Park (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Oak Street Beach (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • North Avenue Beach (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Ohio Street Beach (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
Transport

How to get to and around Gold Coast

Fly into Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.), the closest airport, located 10 mi (16.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), which is 15.1 mi (24.2 km) away.

Where to stay near Gold Coast?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 161 holiday rentals near Gold Coast. From 127 Condos/Apartments to 29 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 Gold Coast is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Gold Coast?

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 Gold Coast:

  • Chicago Loop: 513 holiday homes
  • Old Town: 192 holiday homes
  • Lakeshore East: 84 holiday homes
  • Lakeview: 319 holiday homes
  • Near West Side: 274 holiday homes

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

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Gold Coast?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 127 Condos/Apartments in Gold Coast. Our other popular types of Gold Coast holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 29 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 2 holiday houses
  • Studios: 68 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 Gold Coast?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 50 holiday homes with pool available in Gold Coast. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.