Destination guide

Head to the captivating city of Des Plaines

Come and experience Des Plaines and its entertainment, opera and theater scene. Renowned for its restaurants, sporting events and shopping, this city welcomes all visitors. Wrigley Field and John Hancock Center are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Des Plaines

Are you hoping to find things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Des Plaines a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Skydeck Ledge (17.1 mi / 27.6 km)
  • Brookfield Zoo (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
  • Lincoln Park Zoo (15.6 mi / 25.2 km)
  • Navy Pier (17.6 mi / 28.4 km)
  • Rob Roy Golf Course (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Glenview Park District Golf Club (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Des Plaines

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Des Plaines is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Millennium Park (17.4 mi / 28 km)
  • Lincoln Park (14.2 mi / 22.9 km)
  • Grant Park (17.9 mi / 28.9 km)
  • Arndt Park (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Apache Park (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Lake Park (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Des Plaines

The nearest airport is in Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), located 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive), which is 5.6 mi (9.1 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Des Plaines Station or Des Plaines Cumberland Station to see more of the city.

Where to stay around Des Plaines?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 173 vacation rentals near Des Plaines. From 55 Houses to 106 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 Des Plaines for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Des Plaines?

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 Des Plaines:

  • Lakeview: 341 vacation rentals
  • Wrigleyville: 367 vacation rentals
  • Chicago Loop: 605 vacation rentals
  • Wicker Park: 595 vacation rentals
  • Gold Coast: 197 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 Des Plaines?

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

  • Rivers Casino: 1,384 vacation rentals
  • Des Plaines Cumberland Station: 1,249 vacation rentals
  • McDonald's Museum: 1,339 vacation rentals
  • Des Plaines Station: 1,327 vacation rentals
  • Grant Park: 1,063 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Des Plaines 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 Des Plaines?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 55 Houses in Des Plaines. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Des Plaines include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 106 rentals available
  • Cabins: 2 rentals available
  • Cottages: 2 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 Des Plaines?

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

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