Just over 30 miles north of Chicago sits the affluent village of Bannockburn, Illinois. Founded by Scottish developer William Aitken, Bannockburn shares the name of a Scottish town and was conceived as a community of "country estates." This North Shore community combines easy access to urban amenities with a relaxed country living vibe. Bannockburn IL hotels provide you with a great jumping off point for exploring the whole North Shore region.
Get off your flight at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and hop into a cab or rent a car to cover the 20 miles to Bannockburn. There are no public transportation stops in Bannockburn, but you can take a train on the Metra Milwaukee District North Line to nearby Deerfield, which sits just to the south of your destination. Once you arrive, it's easy to rent a car in Bannockburn to get yourself around. Check into one of the hotels in Bannockburn IL and set out to explore the area. Admire the Trinity International University campus, or head over to the Bannockburn Green, which is a great place to spend a lazy afternoon shopping and sampling the local cuisine. Later, wander the extensive path and trail network that spans the village territory and take in the local architecture. (Frank Lloyd Wright designed one of the homes—see if you can find it.) Nature lovers will delight in the numerous forest preserves that border Bannockburn, from Prairie Wolf Slough to the east to Florsheim Park to the northwest. If you're hankering for a trip to the big city, return to the Windy City and dance the night away before crashing in one of the numerous Chicago hotels.
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