Destination guide

Delight in the lush landscape of River Forest

Enjoy the architecture and other features of River Forest. This city's forests, riverfront and shopping draw many visitors. Wrigley Field and Willis Tower are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. 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.


Sightseeing in and around River Forest

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes River Forest a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Skydeck Ledge (9.5 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Brookfield Zoo (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Lincoln Park Zoo (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium (10.8 mi / 17.3 km)
  • Navy Pier (10.8 mi / 17.3 km)
  • Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum (11.1 mi / 17.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of River Forest

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in River Forest. Here are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Millennium Park (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
  • Lincoln Park (9.9 mi / 16 km)
  • Grant Park (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Sunset Bridge Meadow (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Triton College Botanical Garden (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Stevenson Park (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around River Forest

Fly into Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), the closest airport, located 7.2 mi (11.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.), which is 8.4 mi (13.5 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, you can make your way to River Forest Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around River Forest?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,396 vacation rentals near River Forest. From 215 Houses to 1,119 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 River Forest for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to River 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 River Forest:

  • Chicago Loop: 824 vacation rentals
  • Wrigleyville: 411 vacation rentals
  • Lincoln Park: 730 vacation rentals
  • River North: 550 vacation rentals
  • Magnificent Mile: 606 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 River Forest?

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

  • River Forest Station: 1,870 vacation rentals
  • Wrigley Field: 1,814 vacation rentals
  • Grant Park: 1,390 vacation rentals
  • Chicago Water Tower: 1,807 vacation rentals
  • McCormick Place: 1,517 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 215 Houses in River Forest. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in River Forest include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,119 rentals available
  • Cabins: 4 rentals available
  • Cottages: 4 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 River Forest?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 153 vacation rentals with pool available in River Forest. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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