Gracing the Illinois shoreline of Lake Michigan, this long, narrow lakeside area runs from just below Grant Park in Chicago's city center, southward to Jackson Park and the Osaka Garden near the University of Chicago. Spanning 600 acres and five neighborhoods in total, the main portion of Burnham Park includes 31st Street Harbor. The area was founded by a Chicago businessman who believed the lakefront should remain open and free for the public, and this generous spirit is embodied in the park's natural splendor. Burnham Park hotels offer travelers access to two distinct worlds: a peaceful place to stay by the park itself, and prime access to various neighborhoods of Chicago.
Visiting Burnham Park
Just 10 miles from Chicago Midway International Airport and 22 miles from O'Hare, Burnham Park is accessible by train, bus, or car from either airfield. Since downtown Chicago is accessible by car and public transport, you may want to check out cheap hotels in Chicago to spend an evening enjoying the city nightlife. It's also a good idea to check out Burnham Park car rentals, so you can visit the numerous attractions throughout the park with ease.
Soak up some lakeside sun on the beaches, or visit the popular skate park at 31st Street. The park contains some lovely bird sanctuaries, so bring your binoculars and your birding journal! The Chicago Lakefront Trail runs through the park, and it's a great scenic place for walking or riding a bike. Famous Promontory Point, where Burnham Park ends in the south, is a man-made peninsula stretching out into Lake Michigan, and the Point's field house offers fantastic views of the adjacent lake and cityscape in the distance.
If the thought of staying near Chicago's premier green space excites you, hotels in Burnham Park are an ideal choice. Search Travelocity for cheap hotels in Burnham Park, and look for mobile exclusive offers on the Travelocity app.