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Des Plaines Car Rentals & Travel Guide

Des Plaines, Illinois, may not be as famous as its neighbor to the east, but it's got a few tricks up its sleeve that the Windy City can't quite match. Located just 6 miles from O'Hare International Airport, Des Plaines should be on your list to visit during vacations in Chicago. Don't forget to check out Des Plaines car rentals to get around town and explore all Des Plaines has to offer.

Driving Through Des Plaines

Des Plaines holds a unique place in the history of modern America as the home to entrepreneur Ray Kroc's original McDonald's restaurant. Fans of both the Golden Arches and Americana can tour the museum and see where the fast-food franchise really started to take hold in the U.S. If the visit to the McDonald's from 1955 gets you nostalgic, drive just one-half mile south to Dad's Slot Cars. Slot car racing was all the rage in the early-to-mid 20th century, and at Dad's you can enjoy some fast-paced racing action while savoring a banana split. If you need to unwind a little after all the '50s-themed action, head downtown where you can catch a flick at the 91-year old Des Plaines Theatre, grab a bite, or unwind with a cocktail at one of the local watering holes. To really kick your Illinois vacation into high gear, head southeast for 21 miles to Chicago. Getting to Chicago is a snap: either rent a car in Des Plaines and drive there, or take a Metra commuter train or Pace bus to the city and get one of the cheap rental cars in Chicago.

Taking a trip back in time with a visit to Des Plaines is easy when you book with Travelocity—whether you're looking for cheap rental cars in Des Plaines or finding just the right hotel in the Windy City. And when searching online for the best deals, don't forget about the Travelocity Price Guarantee. If you find a lower price, Travelocity will match it and refund the difference.

Here at Travelocity, we’re committed to helping you score cheap deals on Des Plaines car rentals. We’ll have your rental car waiting for you as soon as you arrive in town. Traveling with your whole family in tow? Choose a spacious and affordable van to keep your crew sane throughout the trip. Exploring the city with your sweetheart? Reserve a swanky two-seater as you paint the town red. With our low rates on rental cars in Des Plaines, you can go out and smell the roses, without stressing out your bank account. You can even use our mobile booking app to snag exclusive deals, so you can spend more on your adventures and less on your vehicle.