Booking a Hotel in Winnetka, IL

Chances are that you’ve been to Winnetka, Illinois. Maybe not in real life, but if you’ve seen Home Alone, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Risky Business, or numerous other movies, you’ve experienced its charm. Its proximity to Chicago and location on Lake Michigan make Wilmette a fantastic option for discovering the area. 

With its picturesque neighborhoods, Winnetka is a gem in suburban Chicago. Its history can be seen in much of the preserved architecture located all over the city. Surrounded by a number of nature preserves and Lake Michigan, Winnetka offers both city and beach options.

There is no shortage of places to visit in Winnetka. Visit the Village Green where Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a speech in 1965, or one of the many backdrops to some of America’s most iconic movies. Home to a host of notable figures in entertainment, politics and even a Nobel Prize winner, it should be no surprise that Winnetka is the second wealthiest community in the country.

With its outdoor activities, historic sites, and variety of activities, Winnetka will be sure to not disappoint.


Top Things to Do in Winnetka, IL

  • Crow Island Woods Park
  • Dam on Skokie River
  • Dearborn Observatory
  • Erickson Woods
  • International Friendship Garden
  • Nick Corwin Park
  • Skokie Lagoons
  • Tower Road Park & Beach
  • Village Green Park

Colleges & Universities Near Winnetka, IL

  • Americal Islamic College
  • Chamberlain College of Nursing
  • DePaul University
  • DeVry University
  • Hebrew Theological College
  • Illinois College of Optometry
  • Kendall College
  • Lake Forest College
  • Loyola University
  • Northwestern University
  • Oakton Community College
  • St. Augustine College
  • University of Illinois
  • Wilbur Wright College

Historical Sites Near Winnetka, IL

  • Arlington Heights Historical Museum
  • Elks National Memorial
  • Emil Bach House - Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Glenview History Center
  • Graceland Cemetery
  • Home Alone House
  • Iannelli Studios Heritage Center
  • Pleasant Home
  • Schmidt-Burnham Log House
  • Totem Pole
  • Wilmette Historical Museum
  • Winnetka Historical Society

Hospitals Near Winnetka, IL

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Evanston Hospital
  • NorthShore University - Skokie Hospital

Airports Near Winnetka, IL

  • Chicago Midway International Airport
  • Chicago-O'Hare International Airport

Military Bases Near Winnetka, IL

  • Naval Station Great Lakes
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