Destination guide

The lakeside setting of Crystal Lake is ready to explore

Enjoy the live music and other features of Crystal Lake. This city's lake, football games and restaurants draw many visitors. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Crystal Lake

Do you want to discover things to do during your stay? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Crystal Lake a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Terrace Hill Golf Course (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Crystal Woods Golf Club (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Craig Woods Golf Club (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Raging Buffalo Snowboard Ski Park (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Bull Valley Golf Club (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • McHenry County Fairgrounds (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Crystal Lake

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Crystal Lake is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Crystal Lake Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Three Oaks Recreation Area (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Veterans Acres Park (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • McHenry Shores Beach Park (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Fox River Preserve (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • McCullom Lake (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Crystal Lake

The nearest airport is in Chicago, IL (DPA-Dupage), located 22.7 mi (36.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive), which is 23.3 mi (37.5 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, make your way to Crystal Lake Station or Crystal Lake Pingree Road Station to see more of the city.

Where to stay around Crystal Lake?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 39 vacation rentals near Crystal Lake. From 25 Houses to 5 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Crystal Lake for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • McHenry County College: 70 vacation rentals
  • Three Oaks Recreation Area: 79 vacation rentals
  • Crystal Lake Park: 70 vacation rentals
  • Crystal Lake City Hall: 77 vacation rentals
  • Crystal Lake Pingree Road Station: 81 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Crystal Lake 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 Crystal Lake?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 25 Houses in Crystal Lake. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Crystal Lake include:

  • Cabins: 5 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 2 rentals available
  • Cottages: 5 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Crystal Lake?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2 vacation rentals with pool available in Crystal Lake. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.