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 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.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Lake Forest?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 47 holiday rentals around Lake Forest. From 23 holiday houses to 20 flats & apartments, 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 Lake Forest is on Stayz.

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:

  • Logan Square: 450 holiday homes
  • North Center: 192 holiday homes
  • Lincoln Park: 658 holiday homes
  • Lake View: 374 holiday homes
  • Uptown: 1,188 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?

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

  • Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital: 129 holiday rentals
  • West Lake Forest Station: 165 holiday rentals
  • Conway Farms Golf Club: 169 holiday rentals
  • Lake Forest College: 131 holiday rentals
  • Citadel Theatre Company: 169 holiday rentals

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

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 23 Houses in Lake Forest. Our other popular types of Lake Forest holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 20 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 3 holiday houses
  • Studios: 19 holiday houses

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Lake Forest?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 4 holiday homes with pool available in Lake Forest. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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