Destination guide

Head to the lively city of Elgin

Enjoy the live music and other features of Elgin. Renowned for its restaurants, riverfront and bird watching, this city welcomes all visitors. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Elgin

Are you looking for things to do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Elgin a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Villa Olivia Country Club (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Raging Buffalo Snowboard Ski Park (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Terrace Hill Golf Course (9.3 mi / 14.9 km)
  • The Water Works Indoor Water Park (9.5 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Kane County Fairgrounds (10.1 mi / 16.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Elgin

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Elgin is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Baker's Lake Nature Preserve (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Three Oaks Recreation Area (12 mi / 19.2 km)
  • Crystal Lake Park (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
  • Deer Grove Forest Preserve (13.9 mi / 22.3 km)
  • Veterans Acres Park (14 mi / 22.6 km)
  • Fox River Preserve (14.5 mi / 23.4 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Elgin

The nearest airport is in Chicago, IL (DPA-Dupage), located 10.1 mi (16.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), which is 21 mi (33.8 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Elgin Station, Elgin Big Timber Road Station and Elgin National Street Station are the main stations in the area.

Where to stay around Elgin?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 24 vacation rentals near Elgin. From 12 Houses to 3 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Elgin for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Grand Victoria Casino: 72 vacation rentals
  • Elgin National Street Station: 74 vacation rentals
  • Elgin Big Timber Road Station: 52 vacation rentals
  • Hemmens Cultural Center: 61 vacation rentals
  • Elgin Station: 63 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 12 Houses in Elgin. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Elgin include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 3 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 4 rentals available
  • Studios: 4 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Elgin?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3 vacation rentals with pool available in Elgin. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.