Destination guide

The lakeside setting of Gold Coast is ready to explore

The area's museums and architecture are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Gold Coast. This city's shopping, restaurants and lake attract many visitors, as does its welcoming and walkable location. John Hancock Center and Millennium Park are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Sightseeing in and around Gold Coast

Do you want to find attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Gold Coast a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Skydeck Ledge (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Lincoln Park Zoo (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Navy Pier (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Brookfield Zoo (11.7 mi / 18.8 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Gold Coast

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Gold Coast is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Millennium Park (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Grant Park (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Lincoln Park (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Oak Street Beach (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • North Avenue Beach (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Ohio Street Beach (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Gold Coast

Fly into Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.), the closest airport, located 10 mi (16.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), which is 15.1 mi (24.2 km) away.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Gold Coast?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 178 holiday rentals around Gold Coast. From 143 flats & apartments to 103 studios, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Gold Coast is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Gold Coast?

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 Gold Coast:

  • Chicago Loop: 249 holiday homes
  • West Loop: 268 holiday homes
  • Logan Square: 261 holiday homes
  • Printer's Row: 67 holiday homes
  • Near North Side: 251 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 Gold Coast?

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

  • Original Playboy Mansion: 1,115 holiday rentals
  • Charnley-Persky House: 1,246 holiday rentals
  • Cyrus McCormick Mansion: 1,246 holiday rentals
  • International Museum of Surgical Science: 1,110 holiday rentals
  • Swedish Covenant Hospital: 1,161 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Gold Coast listed on Stayz 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 Condos/Apartments in Gold Coast?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 143 Condos/Apartments in Gold Coast. Our other popular types of Gold Coast holiday rentals include:

  • Studios: 103 holiday houses
  • Houses: 22 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 2 holiday houses

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Gold Coast?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 79 holiday homes with pool available in Gold Coast. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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