Destination guide

Explore the lush setting in Lake Forest

The forests and lake create a pretty picture of Lake Forest. Revered for its university setting, shopping and bird watching, this city is both welcoming and scenic. 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.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Lake Forest

Are you hoping to find attractions to see in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Lake Forest a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Six Flags Great America (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • Lambs Farm (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Sportsman's Country Club (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Northbrook Sports Complex (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Lake County Fairgrounds (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Willowhill Golf Course (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Lake Forest

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Lake Forest is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Rosewood Beach (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Chicago Botanic Garden (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Ravinia Park (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Heritage Park (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • River Trail Nature Center (9.9 mi / 16 km)
  • Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie (9.9 mi / 16 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Lake Forest

The nearest airport is in Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive), located 8.5 mi (13.7 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 18.1 mi (29.2 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, make your way to West Lake Forest Station or East Lake Forest Station and explore the city from there.

Where to stay near Lake Forest?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 25 holiday rentals near Lake Forest. From 13 Houses to 8 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Lake Forest for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Lake Forest?

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 Lake Forest:

  • Lincoln Park: 668 holiday homes
  • North Center: 185 holiday homes
  • West Bucktown: 119 holiday homes
  • Lake View East: 151 holiday homes
  • Logan Square: 428 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 Lake Forest?

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

  • West Lake Forest Station: 133 holiday rentals
  • Conway Farms Golf Club: 114 holiday rentals
  • Lake Forest College: 101 holiday rentals
  • Citadel Theatre Company: 116 holiday rentals
  • Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital: 106 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Forest 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 Lake Forest?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 13 Houses in Lake Forest. Our other popular types of Lake Forest holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 8 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 3 holiday houses
  • Studios: 9 holiday houses

Can I find a holiday accommodation with internet/wifi in Lake Forest?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with internet/wifi among our 22 holiday homes with internet/wifi available in Lake Forest. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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