Come see why the small bedroom community of Wilmette was voted the best place to live in Illinois! Situated right on Lake Michigan, this village offers the best of lakeside vacationing with easy access to the Windy City just 14 miles away. Hotels near Wilmette are great options for water enthusiasts, art and culture lovers, and family fun vacations.
If you stay in Wilmette hotels near Lake Michigan, you'll love Gilson Park, a popular beach area in summer where you can play volleyball or tennis, have a barbecue, or see a live performance at the Wallace Bowl. Rent a fishing boat and drop a line in—you might catch some bass, trout, or yellow perch. A must-see in Wilmette any time is the Bahá'í House of Worship, the oldest in the world and the only such temple in the U.S. This domed example of Persian architecture is white perfection against the blue fountains that surround it. And, if you've never been to a Tree City U.S.A., Wilmette is a great example! Almost 20,000 trees are packed into six square miles of this urban forest.
Try popular fish dishes like walleye, a local favorite from Lake Michigan, at family-style diners along McCormack Boulevard near Main Street. Finish it off with some cherry pie, also popular since neighboring Michigan is a major cherry supplier. In the mood for a light, flaky snack? Try delectable Cornish pasties, another area favorite! Stay in cheap hotels in Wilmette and save your money for some five-star dining in the big city. Check out car rentals in Wilmette and head south to Chicago's Michigan Avenue, where you can dine in style in restaurants owned by celebrity chefs who prepare epicurean delights.
Wilmette prides itself on being a family friendly destination offering the fun of Lake Michigan with the charm that is Illinois. Plan your vacation and check out Chicago hotels and flights right here on Travelocity. And be sure to get mobile exclusive deals on the Travelocity app by downloading it today!