Destination guide

Delight in the lakeside landscape of Evanston

The area's live music and theatre scene are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Evanston. Travellers to this walkable city praise the university setting, shopping and restaurants. 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

Sightseeing in and around Evanston

Are you looking for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Evanston has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Skydeck Ledge (12 mi / 19.2 km)
  • Lincoln Park Zoo (9.3 mi / 14.9 km)
  • Navy Pier (11.5 mi / 18.5 km)
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
  • Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
  • Brookfield Zoo (16.2 mi / 26.1 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Evanston

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Evanston is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Millennium Park (11.9 mi / 19.1 km)
  • Lincoln Park (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Grant Park (12.5 mi / 20.2 km)
  • Kathy Osterman Beach (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Montrose Beach (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Monument Park (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Evanston

The nearest airport is in Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive), located 11.6 mi (18.7 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 11.8 mi (19 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Evanston Davis Street Station, Evanston Main Street Station and Evanston Central Street Station are the main stations that serve the city. You can get around Evanston by catching a ride on the metro at Davis Metro Station, Dempster Station or Foster Station.

Where to stay near Evanston?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 939 holiday rentals near Evanston. From 103 Houses to 794 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Evanston for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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

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 Evanston:

  • Chicago Loop: 575 holiday homes
  • Old Town: 198 holiday homes
  • Lakeshore East: 97 holiday homes
  • Gold Coast: 181 holiday homes
  • Lakeview: 309 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 Evanston?

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

  • Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art: 1,295 holiday rentals
  • Evanston Central Street Station: 1,280 holiday rentals
  • Evanston Davis Street Station: 1,301 holiday rentals
  • Northwestern University: 1,300 holiday rentals
  • Grosse Point Lighthouse: 1,272 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Evanston 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 Evanston?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 103 Houses in Evanston. Our other popular types of Evanston holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 794 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 14 holiday houses
  • Studios: 637 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 Evanston?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 76 holiday homes with pool available in Evanston. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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