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Zion sits on the shore of the glass-like Lake Michigan, with many people visiting the area to enjoy the calm waters and sandy beaches. The Illinois Beach State Park is one of the major centers for outdoor fun in the area, and its location north of Chicago means you'll see lots of city dwellers coming out to enjoy the fresh air. The town also has several smaller parks and leafy suburbs, with a warm, friendly welcome and a close community atmosphere.

Things to see

Illinois Beach State Park has 6 miles of shoreline set on Lake Michigan, with long sand and pebble beaches, and the gentle waves of the clear waters. In addition to sunbathing and swimming, there are lots of different activities to enjoy including hiking, biking, and camping. The area is ecologically diverse, with areas of sand dunes, wetlands, prairie land, and much more. There are many well maintained trails, from beginner to expert level, meaning that all the family can enjoy exploring this vast park. Shiloh Park is close to the center of town, but still have plenty of natural beauty, and you'll often find people fishing in the lagoon or feeding the seagulls, and there's a seasonal outdoor pool with colorful flumes and shallow areas for the kids. Hermon Park is also a popular spot for city dwellers to enjoy some outdoor space, with an outdoor gym for the public to use, a fishing pond, and picnic areas where you can enjoy the natural beauty of the area.

Hotels in Zion

There are a wide range of 2 to 3 star Zion hotels, with clean and comfortable accommodation available at low nightly rates. You'll enjoy guestrooms with 1 king or 2 queen beds, as well as amenities such as premium bedding, down comforters, flat screen televisions with cable channels, and minibars. Hotels also have features such as restaurants and bars, with business travelers enjoying extras such as free WiFi, complimentary breakfasts, and multilingual staff. You may also find facilities such as town car services, tour and ticket assistance, spas, fitness centers, and guest parking.

Where to stay

Zion has a modern and practical downtown area, with a large Main Street where you'll find many large stores set in strip mall style locations. In addition to grocery, drug, and hardware stores you'll find many major fast food chains, and casual, family-friendly restaurants. Outside of this area you'll mostly find leafy suburban areas with large homes and well-kept laws, and there are lots of local parks where you'll find sports facilities and plenty of local events.

How to get to Zion

Chicago O'Hare International Airport is a major air hub, with flights arriving from around the world on a regular basis. The airport is about a 50 minute drive or taxi ride from Zion, or you can take the bus to Clybourn, and then take the Metrarail train to Zion with the journey taking about 2 hours. The Metrarail also offers convenient connections to Chicago Union Station, a major Amtrak station that's the terminus for many different lines, allowing you to travel in comfort across the USA.