Alsip, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, was first settled in the early 1830s. The area attracted many German and Dutch farmers. It wasn't until 1959, when the tollway was built, that the village really began to grow. Several large businesses moved their headquarters to Alsip, which helped the local economy, created jobs, and enticed more people to make the town their home.
Highway I-294 S will get you to Alsip from the airport. It's only 30 miles, but this is a toll road. Other options are by train or bus. Plant your bags in one of the luxurious Alsip hotels and start enjoying your vacation. After you settle into one of the best hotels in Alsip, get a rental car in Alsip to see all the sights up-close and at your own pace. Check out the Chicago Ridge Mall, just four miles away. It features grocery stores, designer fashion boutiques, delightful dining experiences, and a variety of entertainment options for the whole family. You can also take a day trip to Cranberry Slough; it's about 10 miles from Alsip. This nature preserve got its name from the unique peat bog, populated by cranberry and various other survivors from the post-glacial era. This secluded area is neatly snuggled inside the Palos Preserves. Here you can bike, jog, or stroll. There are 35 miles of peaceful, meandering trails made of crushed limestone and compacted earth. Find cheap hotels in Chicago so you'll have plenty of cash left over to visit these and other fabulous Illinois attractions.
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