Area Attractions

Discover the beauty of Chicago North Shore's Lake Forest, Ill., with its forest preserves, golf courses, and retail shops. Located near the sandy shores and wind-swept bluffs of Lake Michigan, the city offers centuries-old history and also caters to the modern family from a bustling downtown and Market Square to its ample parks.  Ideally situated near Lake Forest and North Shore's top attractions including Lake Forest College, Conway Business Park, and Halas Hall (headquarters of the iconic Chicago professional football team) get ready to blaze a trail and discover The Forester. 


The Forester a Hyatt Place Hotel

200 N. Field Drive
Lake Forest, Illinois, United States, 60045



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Local Food + Drink

Lou Malnati’s

Sample iconic Chicago deep-dish pizza at this classic pizzeria, with dozens of locations throughout the Chicagoland area. The pizza joint dates back to the early 1970s when it opened its first location in nearby Lincolnwood.

Le Colonial

The North Shore's variation on the popular downtown Vietnamese French fusion dining room. Enjoy upscale cuisine in a 1920's Saigon themed dining room or outdoors on the massive, lush patio on Market Square in downtown Lake Forest

Schools and Colleges

Lake Forest College

4.4 Miles
Lake Forest College is a private liberal arts college in Lake Forest, Illinois. Founded in 1857 as Lind University by a group of Presbyterian ministers, the college has been coeducational since 1876 and an undergraduate-focused liberal arts institution since 1903.

Great Lakes Naval Academy

Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, is a unit within the United States Navy primarily responsible for conducting the initial orientation and indoctrination of incoming recruits, also known as boot camp and recruit training, or RTC. It is part of Naval Service Training Command.

Trinity International University

4.2 Miles
Trinity International University is an evangelical Christian university headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois. It comprises Trinity College, Trinity Graduate School, a theological seminary, a law school, and a camp called Timber-lee

Outdoor Attractions

Mellody Farm Nature Preserve

Situated on the site of a historic estate, this nature preserve is made up of restored wetlands, prairies, and an oak savanna—restoring habitat along the Middlefork River for great egrets, blue herons, wood ducks, and more.

Wildlife Discovery Center

Kids will love this living museum and biological station at historic Elawa Farm, next to the Middlefork Savanna. Get up close with more than 85 animals, including a crocodile, raptors, and even a bobcat named Boris.

Golf Courses/Clubs

Conway Farms Golf Club

Lush private golf club that has hosted many amateur as well as PGA tournaments.

Onwentsia Club

Historic 18-hole golf course and private racquet club known to members at “home away from home

Deerpath Golf Course

18-hole public golf course offerings lessons, weekly family rates, a driving range, and a casual restaurant.

Local Sports

Halas Hall

Headquarters for the Chicago Bears football team, the building hosts the team’s front office as well as indoor and outdoor practice facilities, and an 8,000 square foot weight room.

Farwell Field – Lake Forest College

Home to Forester Football and Soccer on the campus of Lake Forest College since 1903.