Beautiful views, winding pathways, gorgeous vistas and more are yours to discover in Carbondale, IL. With its forests, caverns, cliffs and lakes, the city is a favorite among outdoors lovers and vacationers alike.
With over 400 acres of wilderness to discover, you won’t be able to resist an exploration of the spectacular scenery and blooming wildflowers at Giant City State Park. Forge a new path at Lake Murphysboro State Park, the perfect place to hike, bike, boat or enjoy a picnic lunch in unforgettable surroundings. Boat and swim on Cedar Lake, or explore one of the many trails at Shawnee National Forest.
The city of Carbondale also has 14 parks within its limits, so a day outdoors is never far away, even if you don’t want to venture into the wilderness. Work on your game on the rolling fairways and well-groomed greens of a nearby golf course. Take a walk through the historic Arbor District or raise an eyebrow to the “Bucky Dome”, a quirky local landmark. You can also get a closer look at nature at the Science Center, a great way to spend time with the kids.
At the end of your action-packed days in Carbondale, treat your taste buds to a glass of local wine at one of Illinois’ most loved vineyards -- a great way to unwind before heading back to your comfortable, amenity rich IHG hotel, where friendly staff are always available to assist you. Book with one of our hotels in Carbondale today for a stylish, affordable room that will help you make the most of your visit.