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Naperville, IL
Travel Guide

For a small-town America vibe with big-city amenities, visit this thriving community west of Chicago, consistently named one of the country’s best places to live.

Fall in love with Naperville, just 30 miles (50 kilometers) west of Chicago, and one of the country’s best places to live, raise a family, work and ultimately retire. The western suburb shines with world-class parks, undeniable charm and modern amenities. After a visit to Naperville, drive into Chicago for even more sightseeing, dining and shopping opportunities.

Stroll through Downtown Naperville, a popular Midwest destination for its family-owned shops, national brand stores and distinguished dining. Old and new architecture stand side by side, with many of the buildings dating back to the 1800s and early 1900s. Sign up for a food tour to taste downtown’s best flavors, while also getting history and art lessons.

Explore Naperville’s favorite urban nature area, the Riverwalk. Full of families, joggers and picnickers, the park was built as a 150th birthday gift to the city in 1981. Look for covered bridges, fountains and shepherd’s crook light poles that speak to the city’s history as DuPage County’s oldest settlement.

Bring your kids to the DuPage Children’s Museum, a regional favorite for its hundreds of hands-on activities. Take older kids on a haunted tour through the Historic District, learning the legends behind Naperville ghosts Charlie Yellow Boots and the Specter of Seibert Hall. Visit Naper Settlement, an intriguing outdoor history museum with heritage architecture, period clothing and archival photographs depicting area life in the 19th century.

Climb the 253 steps to the top of the Moser Tower, home to the Millennium Carillon and its 72 bells. The impressive tower is 14 stories high, taller than the Statue of Liberty, and offers the city’s best views of the Riverwalk, Centennial Beach and even the Chicago skyline on clear days.

Travel around Naperville by car, using the abundant free parking. Public transit options include the Pace bus system and the Metra commuter rail service, which runs regularly to and from Chicago and Aurora. Amtrak also serves the city.

Top Hotels in Naperville

Hotel Arista
Hotel Arista
4.5 out of 5
2139 City Gate Ln, Naperville, IL
The price is $134 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3

Situated in the business district, this luxury hotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Blackwell Forest Preserve and within 6 mi (10 km) of Chicago Premium Outlets and ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (969 reviews)

"Very clean property, very organized check in. There is a parking deck that is connected to the hotel as well."…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Hotel Arista
DoubleTree by Hilton Lisle Naperville
DoubleTree by Hilton Lisle Naperville
3.5 out of 5
3003 Corporate West Dr, Naperville, IL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $67 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

Situated in the business district, this hotel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from University of Chicago Hospital and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Morton Arboretum. Sea Lion Aquatic ...

4.2/5Very Good! (479 reviews)

"Nice quiet place and very clean — had everything we needed."…"

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Lisle Naperville
Embassy Suites Chicago Naperville
Embassy Suites Chicago Naperville
3.5 out of 5
1823 Abriter Court, Naperville, IL
The price is $77 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Located in the heart of Naperville, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from University of Chicago Hospital and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from DuPage Children's Museum. Morton ...

4.4/5Excellent! (823 reviews)

"This property had an indoor pool. Also, we were there because of a dance competition that weekend and we were able to find a room for the girls to practice in which was great."…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Embassy Suites Chicago Naperville
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Naperville

Staybridge Suites Chicago-Oakbrook Terrace
Staybridge Suites Chicago-Oakbrook Terrace
3 out of 5
200 Royce Blvd, Oakbrook Terrace, IL
The price is $77 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2

Situated in the business district, this aparthotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Oakbrook Center Mall and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Drury Lane Theater. College of Dupage ...

4.3/5Excellent! (750 reviews)

"Ireally enjoyed my stay at Staybridge Suites. My only complaint would be the too small amenities therefore i always bring my own. Otherwise i highly recommend this place for a comfortable stay with lots of nearby places to eat and shop."…"

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Staybridge Suites Chicago-Oakbrook Terrace
WoodSpring Suites Chicago Addison
WoodSpring Suites Chicago Addison
2.5 out of 5
991 E. Lake Street, Addison, IL
The price is $53 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

Located in the heart of Addison, this aparthotel is 3.1 mi (5 km) from Bloomingdale Golf Club and within 6 mi (10 km) of Odeum Sports and Expo Center and Ned ...

3.3/5 (81 reviews)

"I keep coming back week after week , fresh towels and a excercise room, im happy."…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

WoodSpring Suites Chicago Addison
Cimarron 1 Bedroom Cabin
Cimarron 1 Bedroom Cabin
3 out of 5
171 Hickory Hills, Hickory Hills, IL

Situated in Hickory Hills, this cabin is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Chicago Ridge Shopping Mall and within 6 mi (10 km) of SeatGeek Stadium and Water's Edge Golf Club. ...

Cimarron 1 Bedroom Cabin
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Naperville

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 17, 2020

We've been to Naperville several times and always enjoy the city.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 12, 2020

Is nice place not bad

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 9, 2020

We were there to look at Universal Technical Institute. Hotel was very close by, made it very convenient.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 7, 2020

They staff was very helpful. I have a newborn baby and they made sure i was able to check in early and even sent maid service to expedite the service so I had a room without waiting. Then offered me a free upgrade because it was available.

4/5 - Good

Tausha

Feb 24, 2020

Our main reason for our trip was to visit the Ultimate Ninja Warrior gym, and it was fun.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 22, 2020

Great collection of shops and restaurants!

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