Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly Old Town

Enjoy the museums and other features of Old Town. This welcoming and walkable city is known for its bars, zoo and restaurants. John Hancock Center and Millennium Park are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Old Town

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Old Town a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Skydeck Ledge (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Lincoln Park Zoo (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Navy Pier (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Brookfield Zoo (11.3 mi / 18.1 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Old Town

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Old Town. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Millennium Park (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Lincoln Park (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Grant Park (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • North Avenue Beach (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Oak Street Beach (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Chicago Riverwalk (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
Transport

Traveling to and around Old Town

The nearest airport is in Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.), located 10 mi (16 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), which is 14.3 mi (23.1 km) away.

Catch a ride on the metro at Sedgwick Station to easily navigate the city.

Where to stay around Old Town?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 237 holiday lettings near Old Town. From 194 Condos/Apartments to 31 Houses, 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 Old Town is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Old Town?

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 Old Town:

  • Wicker Park: 643 holiday homes
  • West Town: 607 holiday homes
  • West Bucktown: 105 holiday homes
  • Gold Coast: 207 holiday homes
  • Magnolia Glen: 30 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 Old Town?

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

  • Second City: 1,435 holiday lettings
  • Walt Disney House: 1,595 holiday lettings
  • Baha'i House of Worship: 1,283 holiday lettings
  • Elmwood Park Mont Clare Station: 1,521 holiday lettings
  • Ravinia Pavillion: 777 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Old Town 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 Condos/Apartments in Old Town?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 194 Condos/Apartments in Old Town. Our other popular types of Old Town holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 31 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 128 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 4 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Old Town?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 64 holiday homes with pool available in Old Town. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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