Wheeling
Travel Guide

Favored for its convenient access to Chicago, this small town seems a world away from the nonstop action of the Windy City.

Wheeling has easy access to the Windy City of Chicago via the Metra rail system. Explore Chicago’s Willis Tower (formerly known as Sears Tower), Navy Pier and Millennium Park by day and head north to the quiet serenity of Wheeling for the evening.

A family-friendly town, Wheeling is sprinkled with parks offering playgrounds and walking trails. Bring children to the Outdoor Family Aquatic Center, which features splash pools, water slides and other water activities. The Community Recreation Center offers an Olympic-sized indoor pool and state-of-the-art facilities ideal for visitors of all ages.

Explore the walking trails of Potawatomi Woods Preserve. Named after the Native American tribe of the region, the wetland habitat is an ideal bird-watching setting. Wheeling is known for Chevy Chase Country Club. Built in 1927, the historic Tudor-style club facilities complement an 18-hole course.

In the mid-19th century, Wheeling was a popular overnight stop for people journeying from Chicago to the Wisconsin Territory. Travelers often spent several days in the small village, leading entrepreneurs to open strings of inns and restaurants to feed and house visitors. Today, those cafés continue their prominence as Restaurant Row. Visit the 5-mile (8-kilometer) stretch of Milwaukee Avenue which features diverse cuisine. Italian, Asian Fusion, steakhouses, and more provide a culinary delight for any visitor.

Drive 9 miles (14 kilometers) outside the village center to Chicago Botanic Garden. With 26 stunning gardens lined with trails and benches, the park is an ideal place to relax for a few hours. Head a few minutes farther east to Millard Park for waterfront access to Lake Michigan.

Located less than 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Chicago, Wheeling is a popular commuter town that maintains its own identity. Wheeling is most convenient to get around by car. Chicago Executive Airport is located in Wheeling, and O’Hare International Airport is less than 15 miles (24 kilometers) from the village. The Metra offers a commuter rail that runs to Chicago throughout the day.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Wheeling Tridelphia Area
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Wheeling Tridelphia Area
3 out of 5
908 National Road, Wheeling, WV
The price is $101 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 4
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Wvu Medicine-Wheeling Hospital, Eckhart House, and Children's Museum of the Ohio Valley. ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (987 reviews)
"Nice. Clean the staff was great"

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Wheeling Tridelphia Area
Oglebay Resort & Conference Center
Oglebay Resort & Conference Center
3 out of 5
465 Lodge Dr., Wheeling, WV
The price is $129 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Located near the slopes, this Wheeling resort is next to a golf course, 1.2 mi (2 km) from Oglebay Park, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Children's Museum of the ...
4.1/5Very Good! (400 reviews)
"nice quiet place to stay especially if you like to golf."

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2021

Oglebay Resort & Conference Center
Hampton Inn Wheeling
Hampton Inn Wheeling
3 out of 5
795 National Rd, Wheeling, WV
The price is $116 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 4
Located in the heart of Wheeling, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Wvu Medicine-Wheeling Hospital, Eckhart House, and Children's Museum of the Ohio Valley. ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (845 reviews)
"The property was clean and fresh and happy."

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Hampton Inn Wheeling
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.
The Heart of Weirton Heights
The Heart of Weirton Heights
Weirton, WV
Situated in Weirton, this vacation home is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Weirton Medical Center - Main Hospital and within 6 mi (10 km) of Millsop Community Center and ...
5/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)
Home away from home
"Wanting to visit our family after over a year but still being cautious because of COVID we were very happy to find this property on VRBO. It was minutes away from our family and so much more comfortable than a hotel. The house was clean and spacious with everything we needed and Sarah left lots of ..."

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

The Heart of Weirton Heights
Ohio Valley Extended Stay
Ohio Valley Extended Stay
2.5 out of 5
1200 Market Street, Building 2, Wheeling, WV
Situated in the historical district, this aparthotel is steps from Victoria Theater and Heritage Port Amphitheater. West Virginia Independence Hall and Wheeling ...
3.2/5 (18 reviews)
Blah!!!!
"I give it a 1!! No elevators from the garage parking to your floor!! Not to mention the hotel is ancient and dirty and the beds are uncomfortable!! Never ever ever will I stay there again!!!"

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2017

Ohio Valley Extended Stay
Simple, Cozy 2-bedroom in Wheeling
Simple, Cozy 2-bedroom in Wheeling
2.5 out of 5
93 Lynnwood Avenue, Apt 1, Wheeling, WV
Situated in Wheeling, this vacation home is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Wvu Medicine-Wheeling Hospital and within 6 mi (10 km) of Oglebay Park and Eckhart House. Children's ...
Simple, Cozy 2-bedroom in Wheeling
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