While Evanston is known as the home of Northwestern University, it is also a bustling little city with lots of fun and attractions that visitors will love. This city in Illinois is near Lake Michigan, making it great for outdoor recreation. It's also home to fascinating museums and historical sites. Downtown Evanston offers shopping opportunities and there is everything from local art galleries to more recognizable brands. Foodies will also love dining in Evanston, with American comfort food and international cuisine. Whether visitors are looking for cheap eats or a dining experience, they will find it in the city.
A fantastic attraction in Evanston is the American Toby Jug Museum. This has over 8,000 pieces of historical and fictional figures. For art enthusiasts, there is the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art that shows off over 5,000 works. Visitors can also see the home of Charles Gates Dawes who was the Vice President of the United States under President Calvin Coolidge. There are tours of the home, as well as the History Center offering the chance to learn more. To gaze at the stars, head to the Dearborn Observatory at night. For relaxation during the day, head to Greenwood Street Beach, with beautiful golden shores. Visitors also like to visit Grosse Point Lighthouse.
The best time to visit Evanston is during the summer.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Evanston is in August, while the cheapest month is in January. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Evanston is in the high season in July. Evanston 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 Evanston tends to be Monday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Evanston tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Evanston. The hottest month in Evanston is June, when temperatures peak at 89 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to -2 ˚F. The wettest month in Evanston is October with 7.46 inches of rain, while the driest month is December with 0.73 inches of rain.
Browse accommodations from all the best providers including Airbnb, Homeaway, priceline and more at AllTheRooms.com. AllTheRooms has 1440 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in Evanston, with everything from cheap hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. For those traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Evanston is available at $17 per night. On average, a place to stay in Evanston will cost you $123 per night.
If you want to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 410 accommodations in Evanston that have WiFi. We have 86 accommodations that come with a breakfast included. You can keep up with your workout regime by staying at one of 44 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you're planning on arriving in Evanston by car, be sure to choose from 310 accommodations that provide parking. We have 18 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.
Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 52 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
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