You have several options on how to get to Highland Hills from either O'Hare airport or Midway airport, including taxi, shuttle, and rail. Since Chicago is only about an hour away, you'll probably want to rent a car in Highland Hills if you plan to nosh on some deep-dish pizza downtown or snap a selfie at Navy Pier. An abundance of cheap hotels in Highland Hills and easy access to the Metra (the public rail service) make the neighborhood a great base of operations for forays to Shedd Aquarium, Lincoln Park Zoo, or Wrigley Field. But the area has charms all its own that cheap hotels in Chicago can't hope to match. In Spring, Lilacia Park packs over 75,000 tulips and tons of lilac bushes into its 8.5-acre space, and travelers fortunate enough to visit in May might see the annual Lilac Fair. History buffs will find plenty to love. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the Sheldon Peck Homestead provides a peek into the lives of escaped slaves, and the Victorian Cottage Museum shows how settlers once lived. Had your fill of the past? Get shopping at nearby Yorktown Center.
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