Vacation rentals in Forest Park

Vacation rentals in Forest Park

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Highlights Forest Park

  • Suburban charm
  • Observation deck
  • Unique architecture
  • Family getaway
  • Ghost tours

Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices in Forest Park

$508for 27 Apr - 4 May
$398 annual average
Average price per week

Current vacation rental availability in Forest Park

40%for 27 Apr - 4 May
15% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in Forest Park

A stone’s throw away from Chi-town

Forest Park is a charming and quirky suburb of Chicago with a wide range of unique offerings and attractions. Here you can enjoy the peace and quiet of suburban neighborhoods while being just a stone’s throw away from the lively center of Chicago. As such, Forest Park offers its visitors the perfect combination of action and relaxation. In Forest Park, you can unwind, relax, and spend time cozying up in a charming vacation rental with your loved ones. If you want to spice things up, you can stay on your toes with a variety of activities around the neighborhood, including some interesting supernatural attractions that the suburb is famous for.

Finding your perfect Forest Park vacation rental

Forest Park vacation rentals are tucked away on quiet streets and come with an impressive array of features that will make you feel cozy and at home. Oversized rentals are available for large groups and families, with plenty of bedrooms to sleep everyone. Charming historic rentals with exposed brick walls, as well as contrasting modern rentals with sleek decor, are both available. The rentals here are fully equipped with up-to-date amenities to make sure you’ll never lack anything throughout your stay.

Vacations in Forest Park

The area and getting around

Arriving in Forest Park

The closest airport to Forest Park is Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Once you arrive at the airport, you can take the subway or the bus directly from the airport to Forest Park. It takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes with the subway to get to Forest Park, and it takes about an hour and a half with the bus. If you prefer taking a taxi or renting a car, the journey will only take about 20 minutes. Uber and Lyft are available.

Getting around Forest Park

You can easily walk or bike around Forest Park. The vast majority of the attractions and restaurants are within walking distance. If you’d like to spend the day in downtown Chicago, you can take the subway and get there in 30 minutes. If you take a taxi or drive a car, you can be in Chicago in 10 minutes.

Travelers and activities

Forest Park for haunted house lovers

Forest Park is the perfect place for people who love spooky books and movies because here you’ll get to experience some real-life haunted attractions. Take a stroll in the popular Forest Home Cemetery and try to run into the ghost of Belle Gunness, who was buried there. She was a serial dater and a known serial killer. Another place you can stop by is the allegedly haunted Lobstein House. It’s said that Ms. Lobstein died in the house, and many visitors and ex-residents of the home claim that you can still hear her moving around the home and making noises. There are even psychics who have come here to investigate!

Forest Park for families

Enjoy a variety of fun, family-friendly activities around Forest Park. Gather the whole family and head to Escape Factor, which is one of the top escape rooms in the USA. The attraction boasts some truly unique escape room scenarios, and you'll have to work together as a team to crack each riddle-- a great family bonding opportunity! You can also go to Circle Bowling Alley for an afternoon of fun! The alley boasts a charming retro design, and a very family-friendly atmosphere. There are bumpers for little children.

Forest Park used to be famous as a cemetery town and is still known for its haunted attractions. Today, the dead outnumber the living at a ratio of 33 to 1 in Forest Park.

Top 5 travel tips in Forest Park

1. Visit the Home and Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright

The neighborhood just next to Forest Park is home to the house of legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The architectural masterpiece of a home looks exactly like it did in 1909, which was the last year Frank Lloyd Wright lived there. You can take a tour of the inside and learn about the qualities and the importance of the house.

2. Take a tour at Ernest Hemingway’s birth home

The house Ernest Hemingway was born in is just a short drive away from Forest Park. If you are interested in the famous author’s life, this place is the ultimate treat. The house is immaculately preserved the same way it was in the 19th century and you can learn plenty of interesting facts about the life of Hemingway and his family. The house itself is beautiful and a must-see for any fan!

3. Visit 360 Chicago Observation Deck

When you’re this close to Chicago, you have to see it from its best vantage point. 360 Observation Deck offers uninterrupted panoramic views of Chicago. It’s situated in John Hancock Center, and it has a ride that visitors can do called TILT. Properly named, it tilts you over on the 94th floor of the skyscraper. If you’re looking for a thrilling sightseeing experience, it’s the perfect option. There’s a bar at the top where you can enjoy drinks and snacks.

4. The Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago is only a 15-minute drive away from Forest Park, and it’s too good to miss. This world-class museum is one of the most coveted places in the U.S. by art lovers. You can spend hours here browsing the galleries and vast collections of art. The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the top gems of the city.

5. Try out Chef Gaetano’s Artisan Foods

Forest Park’s most popular artisan market offers a wide variety of pizzas, bread, fresh pasta, and sauces. They even use their own cured meats for their meals. You can either take your food home or devour it in their outdoor seating.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Forest Park

How much does it cost to book a vacation rental in Forest Park?

Last year, rentals in this destination had an annual average cost of around $346 per night.

Do I need to plan a trip to Forest Park well in advance?

It is better to book sooner than later in Forest Park as only 14% of the accommodations are available throughout the year, according to last year's data.

What are the best months for a spontaneous getaway?

The best months to find free accommodation in Forest Park are January (the average amount of properties that are free reached 50% of the total last year), February (42%), and December (28%).

How many rentals does Holidu have in Forest Park?

Our catalog features around 10 vacation rentals from 1 partners, giving you plenty of choices when searching for your next dream vacation rental!

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