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
If you're in the area to attend a boot-camp graduation, our hotel is just a 20-minute drive from the US Navy's only recruit training facility, 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.