Booking a Hotel in St. Charles, IL

St. Charles, Illinois, lies on the Fox River and an easy 40 miles from Chicago.

Visitors to St. Charles will love the quaint and historic downtown area where restaurants, shops, and more are plentiful.  At the Arcada Theatre, guests can enjoy a show or live music, and the “speak-easy” is a must-see.   The St. Charles Museum is the perfect place to learn more about the town.

For some outdoor fun, Pottawatomie Park fits the bill; here families can relish in the playground areas, play mini-golf, rent a paddle boat, or walk the trails and view the beautiful landscape.  At the Fox River Bike Trail, a lengthier walk or bike ride is available, and the views of the river are sure to delight!

Other fun activities available include the Otter Cove Aquatic Park, Koi Whisperer Sanctuary and Japanese Gardens, or a ride with St. Charles Paddlewheel Riverboats.

The kids will love a trip to Primrose Farms where they can pet farm animals and take a tractor ride.  Or stop at Pioneer Sholes Historic Site where visitors can enjoy a one-room school house, a tour of the Durant-Peterson House, and a walk around the scenic grounds.

Top Things to Do in St. Charles, IL

  • Arcada Theatre
  • Creek Bend Nature Center
  • Delnor Woods Park
  • Fine Line Creative Arts Center
  • Fox River
  • Fox River Bike Trail
  • Hickory Knolls Discovery Center
  • iPanic Productions Escape Room
  • James O. Breen Community Park
  • Koi Whisperer Sanctuary and Japanese Gardens
  • LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
  • Otter Cove Aquatic Park
  • Pottawatomie Park
  • Primrose Farms
  • St. Charles Paddlewheel Riverboats

Colleges & Universities Near St. Charles, IL

  • University of Illinois

Historical Sites Near St. Charles, IL

  • Durant Peterson House
  • Pioneer Sholes Historic Site
  • St. Charles Museum
  • William Beith House

Hospitals Near St. Charles, IL

  • Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital

Airports Near St. Charles, IL

  • DuPage Airport
  • O'Hare International Airport
  • Olson Airport

Military Bases Near St. Charles, IL

  • Great Lakes Naval Station
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