The village of Willowbrook, Illinois, approximately 20 miles southwest of Chicago, offers a small town atmosphere, close access to pristine forest preserves, and abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation year-round. With Willowbrook car rentals, you can enjoy peaceful days in the village and also have the option of driving to see the many sights of the Windy City or the shores of Lake Michigan.
Out and About in Willowbrook
Willowbreek has 10 community parks in the village, eight of which include playgrounds, which makes Willowbrook hotels a good choice for families with young children. Enjoy the natural beauty of the region at the Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve. Its serene landscape includes prairies, savannas, and woodlands, home to some 300 mammal species. The Bluff Savanna conservation area within the preserve is notable for its old-growth forests, ponds, and rich bird life. Eleven miles of maintained trails allow for hiking, biking and horseback riding, and in winter cross-country skiing. Within a 30-minute drive from most hotels in Willowbrook, you can reach Willowbrook Forest Preserve, another top attraction for nature lovers. See native wildlife at its on-site wildlife center, a rehabilitation facility where visitors can observe baby animals being cared for in the nursery, and see rescued eagles, owls, hawks, and foxes along an outdoor exhibit trail. The preserve also includes an enclosed wetland bird habitat, a butterfly garden, and a self-guided nature trail. Such outdoor excursions won't cost you a dime, so combined with cheap hotels in Willowbrook, your vacation can be satisfyingly inexpensive.
Eating and Drinking
The majority of Willowbrook's varied restaurants and bars are along Kingery Highway, the major thoroughfare through the village. Take a drive along the highway and have your pick among numerous casual restaurants, major chains, and international fare including Indian, Chinese, and sushi. The influence of Willowbrook's bigger neighbor on its culinary scene is evident with Chicago-style hot dogs and pizza featured on local menus.
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