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Edison Park is a welcoming, attractive neighbourhood situated in the northwest of Chicago between the Des Plaines river and the Chicago river. Peaceful and convivial, it proudly boasts the lowest crime rate of any district in the city. From restaurants and bars to parks and local festivals, there’s plenty for a visitor to do in Edison Park, which also provides a great base for exploration further afield.
With a hire car you’ll be able to make the most of your break by venturing beyond Edison Park to other Illinois destinations such as the city of Chicago itself. As one of America’s greatest cities, there’s a host of natural, cultural and historical attractions awaiting your attention in Chicago, from art galleries and museums to atmospheric old districts, sports and theatre venues. Don’t miss the panoramic 360 Chicago Observation Deck, the Art Institute of Chicago and Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs baseball team.
Fly into O’Hare International Airport and from there it’s only a 20-minute drive via North Harlem Avenue into the centre of Edison Park.
With a hire car at your disposal, you can explore other places across the state such as Arlington Heights, only half an hour away, where you can experience the excitement of the horse racing at Arlington Park, then enjoy a show at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre.
Choose from a wide selection of hire car providers in Edison Park, to suit every budget and requirement, from Alamo and Hertz to Budget and Enterprise.
Edison Park boasts some excellent local eateries and bars, where it’s a pleasure to kick back and relax in great company. Monument Park is a green oasis in the heart of the city, and there’s a cool, vintage, eight-lane bowling alley at Edison Park Inn. In August, the Edison Park Festival sees the area transformed by a grand parade, food and crafts stalls, rides for the kids and entertainment in the streets – a genuine community festival with a great record of tribute-band line-ups.
Beyond Edison Park, your hire car can take you to other exciting destinations such as Milwaukee (78 miles north up Interstate 94), where speed demons will be keen to visit the Harley-Davidson Museum and check out the unsurpassed collection of vintage two-wheelers. Meanwhile, Rockford lies just 1 hour and 20 minutes east, home of the wonderful 12-acre Anderson Japanese Gardens. Kids won’t be able to resist the dinosaurs at the Burpee Museum of Natural History.
Driving in Edison Park, like much of the US, is largely straightforward, with wide lanes and simple road layouts. Cars are left-hand drive, so you’ll be driving on the right-hand side of the road. Unlike in the UK, you can overtake on both sides, which can be a little unnerving at first. Most American cars are automatic, so remember to request a stick shift if you would prefer one.
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