Des Plaines Vacations

Des Plaines lies within Chicago. It makes up part of bustling metropolis that is home to 2,700,000 inhabitants. The heart of Chicago is just 17 miles (27 kilometers) away, while O'Hare International Airport is 4 miles (6 kilometers) to the northwest of Des Plaines.

Des Plaines is within easy reach of a diverse collection of Chicago’s more popular attractions. Two attractions that should be at the top of every visitor’s itinerary is the fascinating McDonald's Museum and the ever-popular Allstate Arena. Also worth checking out are the Grove National Historic Landmark and the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

Spend some time in the city center of Chicago. Enjoy Willis Tower and McCormick Place. And, before heading back to Des Plaines, check out Millennium Park and Hancock Tower.

Vacationers in Des Plaines, keen to deepen their appreciation of this area, will love the nearby cultural attractions. Visit some of the interesting exhibit spaces and museums including the Kohl Children's Museum in Glenview. Culture vultures will find plenty to applaud at venues such as the Rosemont Theatre.

If the sun is shining head outside and make the most of the nearby green spaces. Spend a morning in one of the local parks and gardens, which include Gallery Park in Glenview. Hit the trail and discover the nature parks for which this area is so renowned, such as the River Trail Nature Center in Northbrook.

If you have a passion for golf, visit the Glen Club in Glenview, the Rob Roy Golf Course in Prospect Heights and the Glenview Park District Golf Club. It’s a great way to get out and enjoy the outdoors.

Treat yourself to a new outfit, stock up on groceries or just enjoy the atmosphere at nearby fashion hotspots such as Randhurst Village in Mount Prospect.

At the end of a busy day enjoying the charms of Des Plaines, recharge your batteries in one of the area’s popular hotels or serviced apartments. Take your pick from the Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport, the Four Points by Sheraton Chicago O'Hare Airport, Schiller Park, or the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Rosemont.

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