Hotels in River Forest, Illinois

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River Forest overview

River Forest is an urban area known for its architecture and countryside, and surrounded by picturesque views of forests and rivers. You'll enjoy the ample dining choices. Take a campus tour or explore the surrounding area of University of Illinois Chicago and Art Institute of Chicago. Popular sights like Wrigley Field and Willis Tower won't disappoint. A family- and business-friendly area, River Forest also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in River Forest

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around River Forest has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in River Forest with by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all River Forest hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best River Forest hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to River Forest

Fly in to Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), 7.3 mi (11.7 km) from downtown River Forest. Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 8.3 mi (13.3 km) away. River Forest Station is the closest train station.

What to see around River Forest

Fun activities include attractions such as:
  • • United Center
  • • Odeum Sports and Expo Center
  • • UIC Pavilion
  • • Sky High Sports Niles
  • • Toyota Park
Sights especially popular with families include:
  • • Brookfield Zoo
  • • Harpo Studios
  • • Skydeck Ledge
  • • Lincoln Park Conservatory
  • • Lincoln Park Zoo
Its countryside, forests, and riverfront are well known, and favorite spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Mills Park
  • • Euclid Square Park
  • • Stevenson Park
  • • Hanson Park
  • • Portage Park
For those looking for a souvenir or simply window-shopping, here are some favorite shopping areas to visit:
  • • Six Corners
  • • Fashion Outlets of Chicago
  • • Oakbrook Center Mall
  • • Maxwell Street Market
  • • Chicago Place Mall
Some top sights in the area include:
  • • University of Illinois Chicago
  • • Wrigley Field
  • • Willis Tower
  • • John Hancock Center
  • • Millennium Park

When to visit River Forest

Wondering when's the best time to visit? Here are seasonal norms to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 53°F day, 16°F night
  • April-June: 84°F day, 34°F night
  • July-September: 85°F day, 48°F night
  • October-December: 68°F day, 17°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 6.10 inches
  • April-June: 10.51 inches
  • July-September: 11.81 inches
  • October-December: 8.54 inches
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