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Lake Forest overview

Lake Forest is a family-friendly place surrounded by picturesque views of forests and lakes. Lake Forest might not have many well-known attractions, but you don't need to travel far to find places worth a visit like Lambs Farm and Cuneo Mansion and Gardens. You can take some time to discover the surrounding area and sights like Naval Base Great Lakes and Sportsman's Country Club.

Where to stay in Lake Forest

Whether you're planning a longer vacation or a weekend getaway, Lake Forest has the right accommodation for you. There are 4 hotels in Lake Forest and you can shop as many as 2604 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 50%. We have room prices starting at 17 USD per night and here's a breakdown of hotels by star rating in Lake Forest as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 2 5-star hotels from 149 USD per night
  • • 61 4-star hotels from 79 USD per night
  • • 190 3-star hotels from 65 USD per night
  • • 55 2-star hotels from 46 USD per night

How to get to Lake Forest

Fly into Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), 18.1 mi (29.2 km) from the heart of Lake Forest.

Train stations include:
  • • West Lake Forest Station (1 mi/1.7 km from the city center)
  • • East Lake Forest Station (1.8 mi/2.9 km from the city center)

What to see around Lake Forest

Highlights like its gardens are popular with families and top attractions include:
  • • Lambs Farm
  • • Northbrook Sports Complex
  • • Lake County Fairgrounds
  • • Six Flags Great America
  • • Wagner Farm
Its beaches, forests, and lakes are well known, and favorite spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Moraine Park
  • • Rosewood Beach
  • • Chicago Botanic Garden
  • • Ravinia Park
  • • Heritage Park
Whether window-shopping or searching for a perfect souvenir, here are some favorite shopping areas:
  • • Deer Park Town Center
  • • Randhurst Village
  • • Gurnee Mills
  • • Village Square Shopping Center
  • • Golf Mill Shopping Center
Enjoy the university setting or the collegiate vibe around the area of:
  • • Lake Forest College
  • • Trinity International University
  • • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • • College of Lake County
  • • University Center of Lake County
Here are some recommended places to see in the surrounding area:
  • • Lambs Farm (3.6 mi/5.7 km from the city center)
  • • Cuneo Mansion and Gardens (4.3 mi/6.9 km from the city center)
  • • Naval Base Great Lakes (5.3 mi/8.5 km from the city center)
  • • Sportsman's Country Club (6.9 mi/11.1 km from the city center)
  • • Chicago Botanic Garden (7.2 mi/11.6 km from the city center)

When to visit Lake Forest

If you're beginning to plan your vacation, you may be wondering when is the best time of year to visit. Here are the seasonal norms to help you decide when to go:

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