Find fun things to do in Zion, IL near Lake Michigan

Located just one mile from the entrance of Illinois Beach State Park, the Country Inn & Suites in Zion offers comfortable hotel rooms near Waukegan, IL and Lake Michigan’s coast. Enjoy a day of sand and sun on the shore, or go farther out with a chartered fishing boat at North Point Marina. If you’re looking for things to do indoors, you can shop at Gurnee Mills or the Zion Antique Mall & Toy Mart. Conveniently situated between Chicago and Milwaukee, our hotel also offers easy access to Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center.

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Illinois Beach State Park

1.26 mi / 2.03 km from the hotel
Be sure to pack a swimsuit, hiking shoes, and a camera when you visit this lakeside state park, home to sandy beaches, forest trails, fishing ponds, and acres of wildflowers.

North Point Marina

3.78 mi / 6.08 km from the hotel
You can charter a fishing boat, schedule a scuba-diving excursion, or simply admire the hundreds of ships docked at the largest marina on the Great Lakes.

Recruit Training Command Great Lakes

9.28 mi / 14.94 km from the hotel
Attending a boot-camp graduation? Head to the US Navy’s only recruit training facility, the Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, which prepares thousands of sailors to serve each year.

Six Flags Great America

7.29 mi / 11.73 km from the hotel
Set your heart racing as you anticipate the big drops on roller coasters like Batman: The Ride and American Eagle at Six Flags Great America. When you need a break, hit the concessions for amusement park treats like funnel cake.

ThunderHawk Golf Club

1.58 mi / 2.55 km from the hotel
Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., this pristine 18-hole course is considered one of the best public courses in the Midwest and is recognized as a Signature Sanctuary Course by the Audubon Society.

Zion Antique Mall & Toy Mart

0.64 mi / 1.03 km from the hotel
Take home a slice of Midwestern Americana from this popular store, where you can hunt for antique toys, die-cast replicas, glassware, and collectibles.