Destination guide

Head to the lively city of Elgin

Enjoy the live music and other features of Elgin. Renowned for its restaurants, riverfront and bird watching, this city welcomes all visitors. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Elgin

Are you looking for things to do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Elgin a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Villa Olivia Country Club (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Raging Buffalo Snowboard Ski Park (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Terrace Hill Golf Course (9.3 mi / 14.9 km)
  • The Water Works Indoor Water Park (9.5 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Kane County Fairgrounds (10.1 mi / 16.3 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Elgin

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Elgin is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Baker's Lake Nature Preserve (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Three Oaks Recreation Area (12 mi / 19.2 km)
  • Crystal Lake Park (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
  • Deer Grove Forest Preserve (13.9 mi / 22.3 km)
  • Veterans Acres Park (14 mi / 22.6 km)
  • Fox River Preserve (14.5 mi / 23.4 km)

How to get to and around Elgin

The nearest airport is in Chicago, IL (DPA-Dupage), located 10.1 mi (16.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), which is 21 mi (33.8 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Elgin Station, Elgin Big Timber Road Station and Elgin National Street Station are the main stations in the area.

Where to stay around Elgin?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 21 holiday lettings near Elgin. From 10 Houses to 3 Studios, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Elgin for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

Can I rent Houses in Elgin?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 10 Houses in Elgin. Our other popular types of Elgin holiday rentals include:

  • Studios: 3 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 2 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 4 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Elgin?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 4 holiday homes with pool available in Elgin. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.