Renting a recreational vehicle might seem like a challenge at first, but RVshare makes it easy to understand and choose the best vehicle for you. Whether you want to explore Lake Michigan or spend some time in the bustling city of Chicago, an RV rental in Chicago gives you the means to fulfill your passion for exploration. But first, I bet you're thinking "how much does it cost to rent an RV in Chicago?"
You have many choices when it comes to a Chicago RV rental - Class A RVs give you luxury like no other home on wheels. They're quite large, and they can accommodate up to 10 people. Class A motorhome rentals in Chicago can range from $185-599 per night, but on average you’ll spend around $249. You can get a discount for renting for the week, bringing the cost down to $224 per week, and if you rent for a month, your cost goes down to $211.66 a night.
Class B RVs, referred to as campervans, are a smaller version of Class A motorhomes, and they're easier to maneuver. They also have better gas mileage. You can rent a Class B campervan in Chicago for between $150-400 a night, but expect to spend around $189 per night on average. Renting for a week brings that down to $170 a night, and for a month makes it $160.66 per night.
Class C RVs are like a hybrid of Class As and Class Bs. They're popular because they offer lots of space but are also easier to drive and more cost-effective than large Class A motorhome rentals in Chicago. You can spend anywhere from $79-350 a night to rent a Class C camper in Chicago, but expect to pay about $225. With a weekly discount, that works out to $214 a night, and renting for the month is about $208 a night.
The Windy City has something to offer everyone! From dinner cruises on Lake Michigan to shopping downtown or taking in a show, to camping and getting back to nature, you’re sure to find an activity to suit you and your family.
Although Illinois doesn’t have any national parks in the state, there are plenty of places to take your Chicago RV rental. Isle Royale National Park is about 5 hours away in Michigan, on another of the Great Lakes - Lake Superior. The Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield celebrates one of the country’s most popular presidents, and the Pullman National Monument in Chicago shares the history of the man who made the Pullman name synonymous with sleeping cars on trains and much more.
Illinois also has many beautiful state parks! Henry C. Palmisano Nature Park has an interesting history, and you can learn more about it as you walk while listening to an audio track presented
by the Chicago Park District. The nature park encompasses wetlands, trails, an athletic field, a running track, a hill that offers views, and preserved quarry walls.
Another oasis exists in North Park Village Nature Center. When you feel overwhelmed by urban life, this escape on Chicago’s north side will provide the perfect getaway.
Bullfrog Lake is located just south of the city and offers access to the Palos Preserves and all of the fishing, hiking, and mountain biking you want to do. Illinois Beach State Park is a short drive from the city, and you can set up camp close to the beach.
Some of the best places to camp in Chicago don’t require a long haul and could be done as a weekend trip. Whether you’re looking for a holiday in natural surroundings or your idea is to head into the city to enjoy the culture and nightlife, there's the perfect campground for you. View our top 10 RV Parks and Campgrounds in Chicago here.
Kankakee South KOA is located away from the hustle and bustle of the city. This campground has a pool, and you can even bring your pet. LaSalle / Peru KOA Campground is closer to the action of the city and has a hiking trail, a pool, and pets are welcome.
Gather your family together and use our trip planner to create a vacation that everyone will enjoy. Consider Starved Rock State Park, as it was voted the No. 1 attraction in the state, and camping is available in the park itself.
Chicago is home to a vibrant arts scene, excellent shopping, beautiful architecture, and many different cultural events. The following are some of the most popular attractions in Chicago that you may want on your to-do list for your next RV trip to Chicago.
Art Institute of Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago is a world-class institution known for its collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings.
Millennium Park: Millennium Park is located in downtown Chicago. Play in the water fountain that projects people’s faces on the side, or visit The Bean - a 110-ton sculpture with a polished mirror-like surface made out of stainless steel. As this is located close to many other attractions, it's a good place to visit.
Navy Pier: The Navy Pier is made up of restaurants, shops, concert venues, and 50 acres of gardens. There's also a Ferris wheel and a historic carousel.
The Chicago Blues Festival is a free annual event hosted by the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Always occurring in June, the festival features three days of performances by talented blues musicians, including old favorites and those emerging onto the
scene. Although the event had always been held at and around Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park, it changed venues to the nearby Millennium Park in 2017.
A Chi-town tradition dating back to 1980, Taste of Chicago is one of the most famous outdoor food festivals in the States.
Chicago is one of 10 cities in the United States to host five major American professional sports teams, including the Cubs, Bears, White Sox, Bulls, and Blackhawks. The city has been named the Best Sports City three times. Soldier Field, Wrigley Field, United Center, and Toyota Park are some of the major sporting venues where you can catch a game.
If you're looking for entertainment besides sports, Chicago offers incredible art, architecture, and theater. On any day or night, at one of Chicago's theaters, you could see a modern and edgy original play or a Broadway world premiere.
Many Chicago-area campgrounds have dump stations or hookups. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park offers full hookups, as do Enchanted Shores campground and Race View Farms campground. RVshare also has a list of Illinois dump stations in case you need more options.
The Kennedy (I-90) is the major highway that runs north to south in Illinois. The Chicago Skyway, the second half of the I-90, goes southeast to Indiana. The Eisenhower (I-290) and Stevenson (I-55) run east to west and connect to the Kennedy (I-90).
Chicago also has one of the busiest airports in the country. Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD) has local, commuter flights, a vast array of international flights all over the world, and everything in between. Midway International Airport (MDW) is another good choice for flying in and out of the city, and the Gary/Chicago International Airport (GYY) is 25 miles from Chicago and another great option.