Outdoor Activities near Our Hotel, Including the Ravinia Festival & Six Flags

You might not think Chicago and its surrounding areas have much to offer outdoors, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. From Lake Michigan beaches to local parks and golf courses, Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel is close to all the best outdoor activities and attractions, including Six Flags® Great America. 

Ravinia Festival at Ravinia Park, 2.7 miles

North America's oldest music festival, Ravinia hosts 140 different music events throughout the summer at its 36-acre park. This gently wooded area is an enchanting place to listen to concerts from artists like John Legend or the nation’s finest orchestra, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Bring a picnic for the show or dine at one of the park’s restaurants. Prices range depending on the event.

Glencoe Beach, 2.5 miles

This is Lake Michigan's most beautiful spot on the North Shore, and is certainly not to be missed. Glencoe Beach is perfect for family outings, work picnics, summer camp groups, and more. During your visit, you can rent sailboats, catamarans, kayaks, and more. Daily admission rates start at $5 for youth (2-14) and seniors (65+) and $7 for adults.

Six Flags Great America, 20.1 miles

One of the country’s best theme parks—Six Flags Great America—is just 30 minutes from our hotel. This park features 10 themed areas, a 20-acre waterpark, three areas just for kids, and plenty of other entertainment. You’ll spend the day defying gravity on roller coasters, racing for the win on the classic go-kart speedway, watching musical and other themed performances, enjoying sweet treats like the World’s best funnel cake sundae, and doing much more. It’s sure to be an exciting and memorable day no matter what you do.

Local Golf

Play a round of golf during your stay at Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel. You’ll find five pristine golf courses within 5 miles of our hotel, all of which offer challenging play for golfers of all skill levels. Nearby golf courses include:

  • Sportsman Country Club, 1 mile
  • Sunset Valley Golf Club, 2 miles
  • Highland Park Country Club, 2 miles
  • Wilmette Golf Course, 2 miles
  • Glen Club, 4 miles
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