Destination guide

Take in the lakeside beauty of Wilmette

The lake and beaches provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Wilmette. Renowned for its sporting events, shopping and restaurants, this city welcomes all visitors. Wrigley Field and John Hancock Center are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around Wilmette

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Wilmette has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Skydeck Ledge (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)
  • Lincoln Park Zoo (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)
  • Navy Pier (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium (15.7 mi / 25.3 km)
  • Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum (15.8 mi / 25.5 km)
  • Wagner Farm (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Wilmette

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Wilmette is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Millennium Park (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)
  • Lincoln Park (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Grant Park (15.1 mi / 24.3 km)
  • Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie (4.9 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Gallery Park (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Chicago Botanic Garden (6 mi / 9.7 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Wilmette

Fly into Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive), the closest airport, located 9.2 mi (14.8 km) from the city center. 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 11.4 mi (18.4 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is Wilmette Station. You might consider catching a ride on the metro at Linden Station to easily navigate the city.

Where to stay around Wilmette?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 387 vacation rentals near Wilmette. From 69 Houses to 295 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 Wilmette for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Wilmette?

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 Wilmette:

  • Chicago Loop: 603 vacation rentals
  • Wrigleyville: 358 vacation rentals
  • Lakeview: 333 vacation rentals
  • Wicker Park: 591 vacation rentals
  • Gold Coast: 194 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 Wilmette?

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

  • Baha'i House of Worship: 1,311 vacation rentals
  • Wilmette Station: 1,311 vacation rentals
  • Wrigley Field: 1,392 vacation rentals
  • Grant Park: 1,051 vacation rentals
  • Chicago Water Tower: 1,384 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Wilmette 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 Wilmette?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 69 Houses in Wilmette. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Wilmette include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 295 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 10 rentals available
  • Studios: 242 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Wilmette?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 9 vacation rentals with pool available in Wilmette. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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