River Grove is a small suburban community located approximately 15 miles from downtown Chicago, Illinois. The community received its name from the Des Plaines River that runs right through the region and the vast grove of ash trees that grow near the river. Although extremely close to Chicago, this village has been able to maintain its small-town atmosphere and close-knit community. You're bound to be welcomed when you visit and you'll find numerous cheap hotels in River Grove and its surrounding area.
Visiting River Grove
O'Hare International Airport is conveniently located just over 6 miles from downtown River Grove. You can use the Metra's North Central Service, rent a car, or hire a taxicab to travel from the airport to downtown River Grove. However, once you arrive in the suburb, the most efficient way to get around is by renting one of the many affordable rental cars in River Grove. This will allow you to explore everything this great community has to offer, including Fullerton Woods. This 76-acre park includes several nice picnic areas and miles of hiking paths that run right along the Des Plaines River banks. These paths are also perfect for cycling and cross-country skiing.
The Cernan Earth and Science Center is another popular attraction in River Grove. This center is located on the campus of Triton College and offers educational displays, exhibits, and workshops, as well as a domed planetarium. The downtown area includes numerous boutique stores for shopping and several great restaurants, serving everything from Chicago's world-famous hot dogs to steaks and seafood. You'll also find many River Grove IL hotels downtown, or you may decide to venture into the city for a play or concert, and then stay at one of the hotels in Chicago.
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