Lombard, Illinois is a Chicago suburb with a historic downtown and celebrated lilac gardens. A family-friendly atmosphere, some interesting historic buildings, and an extensive park system that includes a water park and nine-hole golf course all add to the appeal of hotels near Lombard. And with car rentals in Lombard, it's easy to take a day trip to Chicago, approximately 20 miles to the east, or to the many small towns and beaches along the shores of Lake Michigan.
Out and About in Lombard
Lombard takes pride in its historic and picturesque Lilacia Park, with the seasonal delight of flowering lilacs, tulips, and other blooms. The park is a pleasant place to take a walk, enjoy a picnic, and let the kids run around. Another reason Lombard hotels are a good choice for families with children is the city's entertainment complex with go-carts, bumper cars, mini golf, and hundreds of arcade games. Learn about the heritage of the city at the Lombard Historical Museum, housed in a Victorian cottage decorated with late-19th-century artifacts and memorabilia. It's open to the public on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. History buffs should also check out the Sheldon Peck Homestead, a circa-1839 farmhouse that's the oldest in Lombard. It's notable as a stop on the Underground Railroad, and tours of the restored homestead are available. Other historic landmarks include the First Church of Lombard, dating to around 1870, and the Dr. William LeRoy House, built in 1881 and later the home of Harold Gray, who created the "Little Orphan Annie" cartoon strip.
Eating and Drinking
Cheap hotels in Lombard are complemented by many budget-friendly dining establishments, including some well-known chain restaurants, casual cafes, and bar and grills. The majority of Lombard's restaurants are along Main Street and St. Charles Road, which intersect in the heart of the city. You'll find many types of cuisine, including wood-fired pizza, barbecue, French, and Greek. Save some dollars for a special night out by bundling flights with hotels in Chicago through Travelocity. You can save up to $537 by booking both at the same time.