Destination guide

Head to the captivating city of Des Plaines

Come and experience Des Plaines and its entertainment, opera and theatre scene. Renowned for its restaurants, sporting events and shopping, this city welcomes all visitors. Wrigley Field and John Hancock Center are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Des Plaines

Are you hoping to find things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Des Plaines a fun place to get away to. 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 (17.1 mi / 27.6 km)
  • Brookfield Zoo (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
  • Lincoln Park Zoo (15.6 mi / 25.2 km)
  • Navy Pier (17.6 mi / 28.4 km)
  • Rob Roy Golf Course (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Glenview Park District Golf Club (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Des Plaines

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Des Plaines is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Millennium Park (17.4 mi / 28 km)
  • Lincoln Park (14.2 mi / 22.9 km)
  • Grant Park (17.9 mi / 28.9 km)
  • Arndt Park (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Apache Park (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Lake Park (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Des Plaines

The nearest airport is in Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), located 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive), which is 5.6 mi (9.1 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Des Plaines Station or Des Plaines Cumberland Station to see more of the city.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Des Plaines?

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 Des Plaines:

  • Chicago Loop: 572 holiday homes
  • Old Town: 205 holiday homes
  • Lakeshore East: 97 holiday homes
  • South Loop: 132 holiday homes
  • Gold Coast: 181 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 Des Plaines?

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

  • Des Plaines Cumberland Station: 1,178 holiday rentals
  • McDonald's Museum: 1,267 holiday rentals
  • Des Plaines Station: 1,271 holiday rentals
  • Rivers Casino: 1,285 holiday rentals
  • Loyola University Chicago: 1,320 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Des Plaines 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 Des Plaines?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 53 Houses in Des Plaines. Our other popular types of Des Plaines holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 103 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 2 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 2 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Des Plaines?

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

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