Elmhurst, Illinois is small-town America at its finest. Rows of well-kept family homes sit underneath canopies of stately trees leading to a downtown filled with quaint boutiques and family restaurants. Located just a few miles south of the hustle and bustle of O'Hare International Airport, you wouldn't know Elmhurst sat in its shadow because of how tranquil its streets are. The city is perfect as a day-trip destination from lively Chicago or as a place to put down roots, and hotels in Elmhurst wait to entertain visitors of all stripes.
The Elmhurst Historical Museum sits at the heart of this charming city. Central to the state's culture, and therefore central to the museum, is the tradition of beer-making, which features as a lively exhibit. You'll also find a fascinating and often moving history of the rivalry between the two premier baseball clubs in the state: the Black Sox and the Cubs. When you stay at Elmhurst hotels downtown, you'll find yourself just steps away from the beautiful green spaces of Wilder Park, once voted the top suburban park by Chicago Magazine. While you're there, take an afternoon stroll through the walkways and the arboretum of Elmhurst College, a small private college filled with modern and classical architecture. If you're visiting one of its scholars, car rentals in Elmhurst provide a great way for delivering everything from care packages to furniture to them.
Elmhurst's downtown hasn't changed much over the years, and that's part of its charm. Old family restaurants have become staples, and new bistros have opened shop right next door. After dropping off your bags at one of many great hotels near Elmhurst, saunter up to North York Street, just northeast of Elmhurst College, where you'll find plenty of great places in which to order a bite to eat or a glass of wine. Looking to rest your head closer to The Windy City? Search over 400 airlines and 510,000 hotels worldwide to find the best deals on Chicago hotels.