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Evanston overview

Evanston is special for its sports, and known for its college atmosphere and shops. You'll find a wide variety of coffee and bar choices. Take a campus tour or explore the surrounding area of Northwestern University and Art Institute of Chicago. Wrigley Field and John Hancock Center are popular sights to see. If you're looking for a family- and business-friendly getaway, Evanston is for you.

Where to stay in Evanston

Evanston offers a wealth of accommodation options for business and leisure travelers alike. There are 473 hotels in the Evanston area and you can shop as many as 156 deals for rooms on Hotels.com, some with discounts of up to 65%.
  • • 90 2-star hotels with an average price of $47 per night
  • • 211 3-star hotels with an average price of $76 per night
  • • 135 4-star hotels with an average price of $99 per night
  • • 28 5-star hotels with an average price of $129 per night

Here are the top hotels based on 202758 user reviews of Evanston hotels:
  • • Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston (Evanston)
  • • Margarita European Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member (Evanston)
  • • Hilton Orrington / Evanston (Evanston)
  • • The Homestead Evanston (Evanston)
  • • Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston (Evanston)

How to get to Evanston

Fly in to Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), 11.8 mi (18.9 km) from downtown Evanston. Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 17.8 mi (28.7 km) away.

Train stations include:
  • • Evanston Davis Street Station
  • • Evanston Main Street Station
  • • Evanston Central Street Station
Metro stations include:
  • • Davis Metro Station
  • • Dempster Station
  • • Foster Station

What to see around Evanston

Fun outdoor activities are on hand along with these attractions:
  • • Ryan Field
  • • Wrigley Field
  • • Ravinia Pavillion
  • • United Center
  • • UIC Pavilion
Family-friendly attractions include:
  • • Wagner Farm
  • • Lincoln Park Conservatory
  • • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • • Northbrook Sports Complex
  • • Harpo Studios
For those looking for a souvenir or simply window-shopping, here are some favorite shopping areas to visit:
  • • Six Corners
  • • Golf Mill Shopping Center
  • • Fashion Outlets of Chicago
  • • 900 North Michigan Shops
  • • Water Tower Place
Take in the collegiate vibe with a visit to:
  • • Northwestern University
  • • Loyola University Chicago
  • • DePaul University-Lincoln Park
  • • Art Institute of Chicago
  • • DePaul University-Loop Campus
Some top sights in the area include:
  • • John Hancock Center
  • • Millennium Park
  • • Willis Tower
  • • Skydeck Ledge
  • • University of Illinois Chicago

When to visit Evanston

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when's the best time to visit. Here are the seasonal norms to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 53°F day, 17°F night
  • • April-June: 83°F day, 34°F night
  • • July-September: 84°F day, 49°F night
  • • October-December: 69°F day, 18°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 6.3 inches
  • • April-June: 10.8 inches
  • • July-September: 12.2 inches
  • • October-December: 8.5 inches