Destination guide

The tranquil area of Zion awaits your stay

The beaches and lake provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Zion. Well known for its hiking, sporting events and cafés, this relaxing city won't disappoint. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Sightseeing in and around Zion

Do you want to discover things to do in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Zion a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Six Flags Great America (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Greenshire Golf Course (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Bonnie Brook Golf Course (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Jelly Belly Center (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Tempel Lipizzans (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Alpaca Art (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)

Seasonal weather in Zion

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 80°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Zion

Travelers love Zion for its pristine beaches and panoramic lake views. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Zion is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Illinois Beach State Park (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Waukegan SportsPark (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Hawthorn Hollow Nature (14.3 mi / 23 km)
  • Petrifying Springs Park (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)
  • Sanders Park (15.7 mi / 25.3 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Zion

Fly into Kenosha, WI (ENW-Kenosha Regional), the closest airport, located 11.4 mi (18.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive), which is 23.2 mi (37.3 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is Zion Station.

Where to stay around Zion, IL?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 18 vacation rentals near Zion. From 13 house rentals to 2 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Zion for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Zion?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Zion. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Zion Station: 81 vacation rentals
  • Naval Base Great Lakes: 90 vacation rentals
  • Illinois Beach State Park: 76 vacation rentals
  • Six Flags Great America: 98 vacation rentals
  • North Beach Park: 59 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Zion listed on Vrbo 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 Zion?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 13 Houses in Zion. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Zion include:

  • Cabins: 2 rentals available
  • Cottages: 2 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 2 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Zion?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 16 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Zion. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.