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Things to Do in Waukegan Near Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chicago North-Waukegan-Gurnee

Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Waukegan IL. We are less than 6 miles from Six Flags Great America and Naval Station Great Lakes.

Explore Waukegan

Don't Go Home Without

Walk along the scenic beaches of Lake Michigan at Illinois Beach State Park. Located eight miles from our Waukegan hotel, this park offers picnic areas, snack shops and fun nature programs. It preserves the only remaining ridge shoreline in the state.

Must See

Catch a show in the historic Genesee Theatre. Opening in 1927 it has been a place to enjoy movies, concerts, shows, and plays for many of Waukegan's residents and beyond. Whether you like comedy, fine arts, or music you'll be glad you visited.

Must Do

While you're here take a trip on the Lake County Libation Trail. Fans of local breweries and distilleries will enjoy the variety offered in Lake County as well as Waukegan's very own ZumBier. With 13 beers on tap, they have something for everyone. Please enjoy the Lake County Libation Trail responsibly.

Local Tips

48 out of the 52 weeks each year we welcome families attending the Navy Bootcamp Graduation Ceremony. We recommend filling out and bringing your security access form when you pick up your Navy Graduation Ceremony tickets. We suggest picking up your tickets the day before the ceremony. There is a limited time the morning of and lines may be long. Bring your valid ID to obtain your tickets.

Nearby Attractions

  • Simons Gurnee Mills
  • Downtown Chicago
  • Downtown Milwaukee
  • Great Lakes Naval Training Center
  • Illinois Beach State Park
  • Lake Michigan
  • Canlan Sports Libertyville
  • Top Shelf Ice Arena Bar & Grill
  • Russell Military Museum
  • Six Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor
  • Temple Lipizzans
  • Vernon Hills Golf Course
  • Waukegan Harbor and Marina
  • Wildlife Discovery Center

Nearby Dining

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