Destination guide

Head to the friendly city of East Chicago

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in East Chicago. This welcoming and romantic city entices travelers with its casino gaming and restaurants. McCormick Place and Chicago Museum of Science and Industry are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in East Chicago

Do you want to find attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that East Chicago has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum (17.4 mi / 27.9 km)
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium (17.5 mi / 28.2 km)
  • Lost Marsh Golf Course (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Ravisloe Country Club (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
  • Coyote Run Golf Course (13.7 mi / 22 km)
  • Childrens Museum of Oak Lawn (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in East Chicago

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, East Chicago is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lan-Oak Park (7 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Veterans Memorial Park (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Hoosier Prairie (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Marquette Park (10.4 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Jackson Park (11.5 mi / 18.5 km)
  • Osaka Garden (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)

Transportation options to and around East Chicago

Fly into Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.), the closest airport, located 17.7 mi (28.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), which is 32.6 mi (52.5 km) away.

Where to stay around East Chicago?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 41 holiday lettings near East Chicago. From 22 Houses to 13 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near East Chicago is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to East Chicago?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in East Chicago:

  • Wicker Park: 743 holiday homes
  • Miller Beach: 36 holiday homes
  • West Town: 773 holiday homes
  • West Bucktown: 131 holiday homes
  • Gold Coast: 252 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to East Chicago?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in East Chicago. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Indiana Harbor: 801 holiday lettings
  • Ameristar Casino East Chicago: 628 holiday lettings
  • Walt Disney House: 1,819 holiday lettings
  • Hoosier Prairie: 119 holiday lettings
  • Museum Campus: 1,804 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around East Chicago listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in East Chicago?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 22 Houses in East Chicago. Our other popular types of East Chicago holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 13 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 2 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 2 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with internet/wifi in East Chicago?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with internet/wifi among our 31 holiday homes with internet/wifi available in East Chicago. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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