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Enjoy Both City and Country With a Stay in an Illinois Vacation Home
The most populous state in the U.S. Midwest, Illinois is home to exciting metropolitan Chicago as well as charming small towns. It offers you a wide range of attractions, from historic Route 66 to wine trails and Chicago's chic Magnificent Mile. Speaking of Chicago, the city is home to several unique sights — the Willis Tower is the tallest building in the U.S. and the Chicago River is the only river in the world that flows backward.
For a peaceful, independent visit to Illinois, be sure to book one the many local vacation rentals. Not only do these vacation homes offer you numerous modern amenities, but they also make you feel at home. Whether you are traveling with a partner or with your whole family in tow, you'll be sure to find the ideal vacation rental in Illinois.
Find the ideal vacation home for as little as $68 per night by searching and comparing the 32,380 options being offered in Illinois. HomeToGo instantly shows the best offers by comparing all of the listed vacation rentals in Illinois from its various partners.
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Get warm and cozy on cold winter nights in Illinois by booking a vacation home with a fireplace.
Popular Rental Amenities in Illinois
Accommodations can be selected based on your personal preferences. Above, you will find the number of rentals that offer a specific feature in Illinois. In Illinois, 30,252 accommodations include "Internet". Consequently, if you can't imagine a vacation without internet, use the Internet filter to compare these rentals. Three amenities that are not typical are "Sauna," "Hot tub," and "Fishing."
Price and Availability Index in Illinois
Vacation Rental Price Information in Illinois
The price graph will give you the nightly price average for the upcoming months of the year. Prices in a week of June (6/24 - 7/1) go up to $323 per night, which is the highest average price in the next 12 months. The cheapest week is in January (1/21 - 1/28). Prices fall to an average of $164 per night.
Rental Availability Information in Illinois
Check how busy Illinois is with our availability graph. The most challenging week to find a rental in the next twelve months is in December (12/23 - 12/30). People tend to travel less to Illinois during a week in May (5/20 - 5/27) when only 7% of the rentals are booked.
The Weather in Illinois
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You can see our climate diagram above. July is the warmest month in Illinois with average maximum temperatures of 86°. On the contrary, the coolest month is January. The rainiest month is January while the driest month is August.
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Accommodations for your vacation in Illinois
In Illinois, one-third of the 32,380 vacation properties are apartment rental, which represent 31.96% of its accommodations being offered. Additionally, the average nightly cost of apartment rental in Illinois is $270, and the median size is 79 m². Moreover, most apartment rental in Illinois can accommodate 5 people, which makes it a wonderful vacation destination for medium-sized groups and families. Vacationers looking for another type of acommodation can also find many house rental, which are the second most popular accommodation option in Illinois. While apartment rental in Illinois have an average size of 79 m², house rental have an average size of 191 m².
Where to find the best food in Illinois?
Try the Best Dishes in Illinois
Visitors to Chicago can't leave without trying deep dish pizza, a very particular type of pizza that was invented in this city. Grab a slice at My Pie, a go-to for deep dish pizza, in the neighborhood of Bucktown.
Illinois is also renowned for its Italian beef sandwiches topped with giardiniera. Buona in Chicago is recognized in particular for its quality Italian beef. Other popular eateries to try include Novi’s Beef in Berwyn and Portillo’s, which has numerous locations.
What are the best places to discover the arts and culture of Illinois?
Explore Historical and Cultural Attractions in Illinois
History buffs should be sure to pay a visit to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield. Opened in 2004 and home to several important historic manuscripts, this museum gives you the opportunity to learn more about Abraham Lincoln as well as the history of Illinois.
The Art Institute of Chicago enjoys global prestige for its impressive collection. Although it has been expanded several times, the museum's main building dates back to the 19th century. The Art Institute counts artifacts and work from ancient Egypt and the Byzantine Empire among its collection, along with paintings from the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist eras.
What are the best activities for families in Illinois?
The Best Activities for Families in Illinois
Whether you're looking to keep the kids active, get into the great outdoors, or simply unwind and relax on an Illinois family vacation, you'll find plenty of options for each. Come spring and summer, Lake Michigan is the place to be, with great swimming, boating, canoeing, fishing, and sunbathing to be had, from Chicago's city-backed Clark Street and Ohio Street beaches to the secluded sands of Leone Beach Park.
For thrill-seekers, spend the day at one of Illinois' family-focused amusement parks, from Six Flags Great America, Pirate's Cove, and White City Amusement Park on the shores of Lake Michigan to Grady's Family Fun Park in Bloomington or the gigantic Raging Rivers WaterPark in southern Illinois. If the beach isn't your thing, Illinois family vacations also boast plenty of outdoor adventures to keep you active.
Shawnee National Forest features vast, rolling hills, rustic lakes, and dramatic geological formations that provide plenty of swimming, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing opportunities for the more adventurous. If you want your vacation to be educational as well as fun, don't worry, the options are manifold: from re-tracing the steps of pioneers on the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and visiting influential American architect Frank Lloyd Wright's Home and Studio to visiting one of Chicago's many world-class museums or taking in the view from the 1,353-ft high Skydeck of the iconic former Sears Tower.
Where are the unique attractions in Illinois?
Discover the Natural Beauty of Illinois
Just southwest of Chicago lies Starved Rock State Park, famous for its waterfalls and canyons. If you are looking for hiking opportunities, this park is perfect for you and your family, as it offers numerous hiking trails. You can also engage in seasonal recreational activities including ice skating, cross-country skiing, fishing, horseback riding, and boating.
The Chicago Botanic Garden is another spot where you can observe the natural beauty of the "Prairie State." Every time you visit, it seems this garden has something new to offer. Enjoy a walk through its numerous sections, including the Dwarf Conifer Garden, English Walled Garden, Japanese Garden, and the Landscape Garden.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many vacation rentals are available to book in Illinois?
There are currently 32,380 vacation accommodation rentals from 14 different providers in Illinois.
What are the most popular amenities for vacation houses in Illinois?
The most popular amenities for holiday rentals in Illinois include accommodations with: Internet, TV, and Pool.
How many How many holiday houses are there in Illinois?
Choose from 32,380 vacation rentals available to book in Illinois.
Are pets allowed in holiday houses in Illinois?
If traveling with a pet in Illinois, 13% of vacation homes allow pets.
What are the best months to travel to Illinois?
Illinois has its warmest time of year in July and August, with average nightly prices of $68.
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