Darien is a unique suburb southeast of Chicago, founded by New Englanders. The town's motto is "A Nice Place to Live," but it's even a nicer place to visit. Hotels in Darien IL put travelers close to both Chicago and O'Hare International Airport, while immersing them in the calm, safe setting of a prime Chicago suburb. Darien is a quaint town, but its real treasures are the numerous nature reserves that ring its outer border.
Darien is just 24 miles south of O'Hare International Airport, and it's an easy drive on Interstate 294 to get to Darien by car. However, you can also head from O'Hare to downtown Chicago on the subway system's Blue Line, then catch a BNSF train to Westmont and then a bus to Darien. Darien hotels also put you a half-hour drive away from Chicago, if you're looking to pop into the Windy City for a while and perhaps stay in one of the many Chicago hotels for a night. You can take public transportation or check out Darien rental cars, which will also allow you to explore the town at your leisure. Once in Darien, be sure to enjoy its more than 130 acres of parks, including the Waterfall Glen County Forest Preserve, Red Gate Woods, Pulaski Woods East, and Cranberry Slough Nature Preserve. Each verdant expanse has its own character, and they're all fantastic places to explore. If you'd curious about Darien's history, visit the Old Lace Schoolhouse and Museum, which offers an impressive collection of archives and artifacts.
If you're looking for a touch of wilderness, intrigue, and simple suburbia with easy access to nearby Chicago, give the suburb of Darien a try. Search for cheap hotels in Darien with Travelocity, so you have more money to spend on your trip. We let you choose from over 400 airlines and 510,000 hotels worldwide, and help you save up to $537 when you book a hotel and flight at the same time.