The village of Oswego, Illinois, is just 50 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. Its name, which means "mouth of the stream" in the Mohawk tongue, characterizes the community's history well: this settlement initially arose because of its convenient Fox River crossing it offered. Hotels in Oswego, IL, are a great starting point if you're interested in exploring the Chicago metropolitan area.
Once you land at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), head down to the curb, where you'll find rental-car shuttles as well as taxis. It's a 45-mile drive out to Oswego from ORD. If you prefer public transportation, there are no stops in Oswego itself, but you can take the Metra BNSF Railway from downtown Chicago into Aurora. From here, Oswego is just about six miles to the south. Check into one of the Oswego hotels and rent a car in Oswego to help yourself get around! Once you're settled in, enjoy more than 300 acres of picturesque protected lands along the Fox River Valley. There are great opportunities for hiking, biking, boating, and more. Amateur ornithologists should bring binoculars, as bald eagles can be spotted in the spring. If golf's your thing, you can play a few holes at the Fox Bend Golf Course, considered one of the best public courses in the Chicago area. In the evening, the Historic Downtown district offers numerous options for dining and shopping, as well as a variety of points of interest such as the Hudson Crossing Park and the Veterans Memorial Walk. Want to extend your vacation with a side trip to the big city? Reserve one of the cheap hotels in Chicago and explore the exciting downtown area. Whether you're interested in museums, historical sites, or the booming nightlife scene, it's all here.
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