Destination guide

Delight in the lakeside landscape of Evanston

The area's live music and theater scene are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Evanston. Travelers to this walkable city praise the university setting, shopping and restaurants. Wrigley Field and John Hancock Center 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.


Sightseeing in and around Evanston

Are you looking for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that Evanston has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Skydeck Ledge (12 mi / 19.2 km)
  • Lincoln Park Zoo (9.3 mi / 14.9 km)
  • Navy Pier (11.5 mi / 18.5 km)
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
  • Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
  • Brookfield Zoo (16.2 mi / 26.1 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Evanston

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 82°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Evanston

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Evanston is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Millennium Park (11.9 mi / 19.1 km)
  • Lincoln Park (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Grant Park (12.5 mi / 20.2 km)
  • Kathy Osterman Beach (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Montrose Beach (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Monument Park (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Evanston

The nearest airport is in Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive), located 11.6 mi (18.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), which is 11.8 mi (19 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Evanston Davis Street Station, Evanston Main Street Station and Evanston Central Street Station are the main stations that serve the city. You can get around Evanston by catching a ride on the metro at Davis Metro Station, Dempster Station or Foster Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Evanston?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,287 house rentals around Evanston. From 148 Houses to 1,084 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Evanston is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Evanston?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Evanston:

  • Chicago Loop: 802 vacation rentals
  • Magnificent Mile: 589 vacation rentals
  • Grand Crossing: 41 vacation rentals
  • North Center: 196 vacation rentals
  • Gold Coast: 248 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Evanston?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Evanston. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art: 1,746 home rentals
  • Dawes Park: 1,760 home rentals
  • Noyes Station: 1,741 home rentals
  • Evanston Central Street Station: 1,724 home rentals
  • Evanston Davis Street Station: 1,752 home rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Evanston?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 148 Houses in Evanston. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Evanston include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,084 lodging choices
  • Townhouses: 16 lodging choices
  • Studios: 916 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Evanston?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 130 vacation homes with pool available in Evanston.

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