As one of the nicest towns to live in Illinois, Darien offers a number of outdoors activities for residents and visitors to enjoy. Darien is very close to the urban life in Chicago but just beyond the city's outskirts, which makes it the perfect starting point for an RV vacation. The city is located in southern DuPage County just west of Chicago, however, its connection with many important highways makes it the best RV rental city in the area. By renting an RV in Darien you will benefit from visiting a number of neighboring communities with outstanding cultural presence. There are a number of RV parks available in nearby towns such as Downers Grove and Lemont, as well as in Chicago.
The Great Outdoors
Inside Darien, you can enjoy breathtaking Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve. This park offers you various trails to explore. Whether you are biking, riding, fishing, hiking, or even skiing, this park would be your number one choice. While you are sightseeing you will most likely notice hawks, barred owls, and woodpeckers. This town is also well-known for its National Shrine Museum of St. Therese which offers a number of tours.
The best thing about renting an RV in Darien is that a number of outdoor activities are just a few minutes away. For instance, if you love nature, you should visit the Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in Lemont. If you are a sports lover, you should visit McCollum Park in Downers Grove where you will find many sports fields and courts for every member of the family to enjoy. If you enjoy the green environment, Theodore Stone Forest is perfect for you. In addition, a beautiful family water park is just about 10 minutes away in a lovely village called Woodridge.
The beauty of Darien lies in a fact that it is surrounded by various RV parks. Which one you will choose is entirely up to you and depends on your needs. If you would like a nice and quiet area, take your Darien RV rental to Paul Wolff Campground and enjoy the peaceful environment just outside of Chicago. The Big Timber Metra station is just a few minutes away, to get you into the city easily. There are a number of great restaurants, shopping centers, and stores in the vicinity and Walmart is just 15 minutes away.
A bit farther from Chicago is Fish Lake Beach Camping Resort, which offers a great experience if you are coming with children. They have family-oriented activities and also a dog park, which is a perfect opportunity to bring you best furry friends with you. Another family-oriented RV park for your RV rental in Darien can be found in Sheridan: Mallard Bend Campgrounds. If you like fishing then you can enjoy the peace and quiet from nice stress-relieving fishing lakes at Sycamore RV Resort. If you would like to go shopping and enjoy delicious food then picturesque Sycamore will probably be your first choice - it offers a number of shops and restaurants within a walking distance. If you would like an RV Park very close to a number of local attractions with gorgeous scenery all around, take your rental camper from Darien to Enchanted Shores Campground in Peotone.
Exploring the City
What you will notice about Darien is that people here come from various origin and backgrounds and it’s a family-oriented city that also offers a great nightlife. People come to Darien to be close to the urban areas within the Chicago but to experience the peace and quiet of an enjoyable suburb. Darien is less than 15 minutes’ drive to wonderful neighboring communities such as Burr Ridge, Downers Grove, Woodridge, Willowbrook, and Lemont and is connected with 3 main highways: Interstate 55, Interstate 355, and Interstate 294. There is also a PACE commuter bus service you can use to visit most attractions in neighboring areas.
Three Day DarienFest in September is something that is definitely worth attending. You can enjoy nice music, food and beverages, as well as a few events that Darien organizes: Darien's Got Talent, DanceFest, DLD Dance Studio Performance, Storytime and Crafts, and a Business Expo.
Darien is very close to Woodridge and its famous Seven Bridges Golf Course, however, you can also visit Carriage Greens Golf Course and Banquet Facility within Darien. Stonebridge Golf Community in Aurora has hosted a number of annual Ameritech Seniors Open Tournaments.
Darien’s slogan, ”A nice place to live” speaks volumes about this wonderful city that offers unlimited opportunities when it comes to renting an RV and sightseeing.