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- Exciting getaways
- large selection of outdoor activities
- Midwestern cuisine
- Historical landmarks
- Sandy beaches
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Visit Illinois, US, and discover why the state is nicknamed "Prairie State." Whether you want to come and relax in your rental or explore the wonders of Illinois, vacation throughout the year will come in handy. You can find ideal accommodations in various parts of the state, including Lake Michigan and Chicago. Explore the Midwestern region of the US and discover why it has the fifth largest GDP. Luckily, you can find most vacation rentals near the best attraction sites. Here, you can walk out of your rentals and head to the nearest attraction site or drive to the most iconic places that attract most travelers.Vacation rentals for everyone
If you like a rental near a lake, town, natural forest, or mountain, Illinois has something for you. Bring your family or visit with your friends and stay in vacation rentals perfectly designed for you. If you come as a family, you'll find a rental with a spacious living room and a garden where you can walk your dog in the evening. It doesn't matter whether you prefer a classy or a rustic rental. Find an ideal rental with a pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, garden, balcony, and other amenities like TV, internet, and air conditioning so you can feel right at home.
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The area and getting around
When you visit Illinois, you may have to struggle with a long list of exciting places to go. However, you can dream big and hit the road to discover without any plan. The good thing is that there'll be an exciting place to visit wherever you go. First, head to Chicago, the state's biggest city, and find out why over half of the population in Illinois live here. Then, visit Lake Michigan near Chicago and enjoy soaking up all the lake offers. Next, you can travel to northern Illinois, about three hours from Chicago. Visit the nearest museums and state parks. If you prefer heading south or central Illinois, you'll find historic sites, parks, and rural farmlands.Midwestern cuisine and unique local activities
Visit various cities and suburbs in Illinois and discover their uniqueness. Whether you want to begin with Chicago, Springfield, or Peoria, the neighborhoods around will fascinate you with their Midwestern cuisine. The cuisine is a blend of tastes from Native North America and Northern, Central, and Eastern Europe. You will find locally produced corn and soybeans in the cuisine. Visit various parts, including markets, malls, antique shops, and bars. Buy a few gifts and try different cocktails in bars.
Travelers and outdoor activities
Illinois has miles of grassy land that are home to wildlife. You can stroll in rural Illinois and spot an eastern cottontail rabbit and groundhogs. Next, head to the wooded areas and eastern wild turkeys reintroduced after being extinct. Next, travel Central Illinois and visit Wildlife Prairie State Park, where you can spend a day with your loved ones exploring the park. Enjoy watching animals like black bears, snakes, elk, foxes, eagles, among others. In addition, you can take your family to Southern Illinois in Shawnee National Forest, that's about five hours from Chicago. Enjoy hiking, picnicking, and sightseeing in the beautiful forest. Take stunning selfies with the legendary Bigfoot statue and other scenic features in this forest.Lake Michigan for water sports enthusiasts
One thing you'll love Chicago for is the huge Lake Michigan. When you visit during summer, nothing will stop you from spending days on the sandy beaches and soaking up all the fun in the lake. Head to various beaches like Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Grand Haven State Park, or Warren Dunes State Park, where you'll enjoy sleeping on the sand or joining others in water sports. In addition, you can try activities like boating, paddle boarding, shoreline sightseeing, kayaking, jet-skiing, among others.
Did you know Illinois is the home to the only river in the world that flows backward. The Chicago River flows from Lake Michigan into the Mississippi River.
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Visit Chicago Harbor Lighthouse, the most beautiful sights in Chicago for sightseeing. While you can spot the harbor from the city's Navy Pier, a boat tour might be the best idea. Here, you'll enjoy taking beautiful photos of the lighthouse from a close range. If you take a boat ride to the tower, Navy Pier can offer an ideal viewing point. Then, visit other nearby parks near the lighthouse, such as Jane Addams Memorial Park and Milton Olive Park, and spend time exploring.Holy Name Cathedral
Visit the only Cathedral in Chicago among the largest Roman Catholic dioceses in the US. First, ensure you learn about the history of Holy Name Cathedral and discover why many travelers flock here. Then, head across the street from the cathedral and find where Hymie Weiss, a North Side Gang Member, was murdered. Finally, learn about the most notorious criminals in Chicago.Starved Rock State Park
Head to LaSalle County near Illinois River bluff, where you'll enjoy one of the most picturesque parks in Illinois. Starved Rock State Park offers visitors a chance to enjoy sightseeing and engage in other activities around the park. Try recreation activities like camping, hiking and fishing. Learn the history of Starved Rock State Park, that's thousands of years old.Galena
If you are a history enthusiast, Illinois has scenic, historical sites you can visit and explore the state's history. For example, visit Galena, a national historic district and learn the history of Native Americans who mined the mineral Galena and named the mine after the mineral. If you love architecture, you can visit Galena's six blocks of Main Street and enjoy glimpsing at French colonial and Greek revival buildings.Illinois bars and clubs for nightlife
When you've spent long days exploring the cities and natural landmarks in Illinois, you may prefer spending an evening in a club. So head to the nearest neighborhoods near Chicago, Peoria, or Springfield and look for a suitable club to spend your night while being entertained. Try Chicago Magic Lounge, City Winery, or Kings Dining & Entertainment Lincoln Park, among others. Here, you can enjoy an evening with friends and locals, enjoying drinks, food, games, and live entertainment.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Illinois
On average, how much do vacation rentals in Illinois cost?
Considering the average cost of $340 per night, Illinois lies at the lower end of the price range for vacation rentals in the USA.
During which months can you find the best price for vacation rentals in Illinois?
]If you want to get the most out of your money, the cheapest months to visit Illinois are March ($298 the average per night for accommodation), February ($301), and April ($306).
When does the price of vacation rentals in Illinois go up the most?
Last year, the month that offered the highest average prices in Illinois was September, with an average price of $380 per night. This was followed by August, with an average of $372, and then July, with $371.
Is Illinois a good location for a last-minute getaway?
It's worthwhile if you can book your stay with plenty of time when visiting Illinois, as only 21% of our accommodations are usually available throughout the year.
Which months offer the highest availability?
The months that offer the most accommodation options are, on average, May (with an availability of 33%), January (31%), and February (29%), according to the trends observed in the prior year.
When are fewer rentals available in Illinois?
The months with the lowest properties available in Illinois are, in order, August, July, and September with respective average availability figures of 7%, 13%, and 17%, based on the previous year. During these three months, the availability is very low (12%). It is therefore preferable to reserve early.
Are there many vacation rentals in Illinois?
Holidu offers around 3,200 accommodations in Illinois from 6 different providers, so find the perfect type of accommodation you are looking for. You can count on us!