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Carbondale Travel Guide

The city of Carbondale is found in Jackson County, Illinois and it welcomes outdoorsy people to embark on an adventure! There is beautiful scenery, especially in the Shawnee National Forest, easily explored by foot or via bike. This city also offers some fantastic wineries and vineyards, which means that wine enthusiasts will feel at home here. Foodies will also love a trip to Carbondale. There is everything from trendy bistros to family restaurants for a nice evening out.

Things to Do in Carbondale

One of the top places to explore when in Carbondale is the Shawnee National Forest. There are lots of hiking and biking trails that outdoor lovers will enjoy, as well as waterfalls to visit along scenic byways. At the Boo Rochman Memorial Park there are lots of fascinating sculptures to see and kids will love it here as it is also home to a castle. There are also some fantastic museums in Carbondale, including the African American Museum of Southern Illinois, the Old Illinois Passenger Depot Railroad Museum, and the Science Center of Southern Illinois.

Best Time to Visit Carbondale

The best time to visit Carbondale, for good weather, is from May to September.

Price and Availability Index in Carbondale

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Carbondale is in September, while the cheapest month is in December. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Carbondale is in the high season in September. Carbondale has its low season in January, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Carbondale tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in Carbondale tend to be busiest on Fridays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The weather in Carbondale

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Carbondale. The warmest months in Carbondale are June and July, when temperatures reach 95 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 1 ˚F. The wettest month in Carbondale is April with 13.41 inches of rain, while the driest month is February with 0.82 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Carbondale

Choose the perfect accommodation for your trip at AllTheRooms.com. We aggregate Airbnb, VRBO, priceline and more. Carbondale has 309 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, luxury travelers and everything in between. For those traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Carbondale is available at $20 per night. The average price of accommodation in is $231 per night.

If you want to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 114 accommodations in Carbondale that have WiFi. 35 of our accommodations in include a breakfast in the price. You can keep up with your workout regime by staying at one of 11 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you are driving to Carbondale, you'll want to pick from 132 places to stay that provide parking. We have 11 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.

If you're traveling with a furry friend, then be sure to choose one of the 44 pet-friendly accommodations available.

We combine a wide variety of Carbondale accommodations including vacation rentals, homestays, hostels and other unique places to stay into one easy search. We show results from more than 6 providers, including 105 places to stay from Airbnb, 22 accommodations from VRBO and 8 places to stay from priceline.

170 accommodations in Carbondale have been reviewed: 48% are rated excellent or good. 91 accommodations allow instant booking.

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