Wheeling, Illinois is a suburb not far north of the bustling metropolis of Chicago. Overland travelers bound for the Wisconsin Territory once made overnight stops in Wheeling, prompting a deluge of taverns and inns to spring up along Milwaukee Avenue in the 1830s. Today, this historic route remains a center of dining and nightlife, and is known locally as Restaurant Row. Book one of the cheap hotels in Wheeling here and enjoy easy access to premium dining and lodging throughout your stay.
Wheeling is just 10 miles north of Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Once you land at the airport, cabs and rental car shuttles pick up passengers at the curb outside of arrivals. Prefer public transit? Just outside the airport grounds, get on the Metra North Central Service train, which will take you straight into Wheeling. Alternatively, hop on the No. 250 bus to the Des Plaines Metra Station and transfer to the No. 234 bus. Get off at the Dundee/Northgate stop in Wheeling. Once you arrive, settle into one of the Wheeling hotels and rent a car in Wheeling to help yourself get around.
History buffs will enjoy a chat with the curator of the Wheeling Historical Society and Museum for further insights into the region's past. Traveling with children? In the summer, the Wheeling Aquatic Center is fun for the whole family, with water slides, a lazy river, and more. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon at Heritage Park before dining out at one of the top-notch eateries along Restaurant Row. If you're looking for more action, Chicago is just 30 miles away and easily accessible by public transportation. Hop down for a night on the town and book one of the hotels in Chicago to crash in afterwards.
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