Less than 10 miles from downtown Chicago, Oak Park is the city’s close western suburb—a quick side trip by car or train for sightseers. But the more you learn about Oak Park and its neighboring communities, the more you’ll see the area as a dynamic destination in its own right (or Wright). Families come for all-ages outdoor adventures. International travelers seek out world-class architecture. Road-tripping couples young and old bond at galleries, shops and eateries. Nightlifelovers kick back and kick up their heels. Want to spend the night(s)? You’ll find rooms at the inns.