Destination guide

The lakeside setting of Gold Coast is ready to explore

The area's museums and architecture are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Gold Coast. This city's shopping, restaurants and lake attract many visitors, and its welcoming and walkable location add to the charm. John Hancock Center and Millennium Park are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Gold Coast

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

  • 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 features

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 center:

  • 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 center. 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.

Where to stay around Gold Coast?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 212 vacation rentals near Gold Coast. From 179 Condos/Apartments to 26 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Gold Coast for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Gold Coast:

  • Chicago Loop: 744 vacation rentals
  • Wrigleyville: 405 vacation rentals
  • Lincoln Park: 654 vacation rentals
  • River North: 490 vacation rentals
  • Magnificent Mile: 545 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Gold Coast?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Gold Coast. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Wrigley Field: 1,661 vacation rentals
  • Grant Park: 1,264 vacation rentals
  • Chicago Water Tower: 1,658 vacation rentals
  • McCormick Place: 1,391 vacation rentals
  • Navy Pier: 1,193 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Gold Coast listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Gold Coast?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 179 Condos/Apartments in Gold Coast. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Gold Coast include:

  • Houses: 26 rentals available
  • Studios: 121 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 2 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Gold Coast?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 72 vacation rentals with pool available in Gold Coast. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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