Destination guide

Explore the lush setting in Lake Forest

The forests and lake create a pretty picture of Lake Forest. Well-liked 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 friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Activities

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 vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Lake Forest a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 features

Exploring the natural features in Lake Forest

Whether you're an adventurous traveler 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 center:

  • 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

Transportation 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 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 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.

Where to stay around Lake Forest?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 26 vacation rentals near Lake Forest. From 14 Houses to 8 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 Lake Forest for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Lake Forest?

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 Lake Forest:

  • Lakeview: 337 vacation rentals
  • Wrigleyville: 362 vacation rentals
  • Ravenswood: 84 vacation rentals
  • Roscoe Village: 249 vacation rentals
  • Boystown: 117 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 Lake Forest?

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

  • Lake Forest College: 95 vacation rentals
  • Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital: 101 vacation rentals
  • East Lake Forest Station: 93 vacation rentals
  • West Lake Forest Station: 127 vacation rentals
  • Wrigley Field: 1,402 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 14 Houses in Lake Forest. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lake Forest include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 8 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 3 rentals available
  • Studios: 9 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Lake Forest?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 24 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Lake Forest. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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