Plan Your Stay

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The great thing about staying at the Waterfront Hotel & Marina is that it is strategically located in the heart of fun and adventure. In other words, there’s a lot to do here in the Midwest virtually equidistant from major cities, such as Chicago, Rockford, Milwaukee and Madison. It’s also near the recreational communities of Crystal Lake and Fox Lake, IL, as well as Lake Geneva and Racine, WI. There are fairs and festivals, live shows and concerts, places to dine, ride a horse, catch a fish, swim, golf, hike, boat and simply relax.

Wave Bar & Grille

logo_solidOur newly opened Wave Bar & Grille, located in the hotel, is the hottest new place in town with the latest mixed drinks, exciting video gaming, live music and amazing food. Tie up at our marina after a day of boating and enjoy a drink with dinner on our sun-drench patio. Or swing in after dark to listen to the hot sounds of contemporary singer Scot Arcari, our resident musician.

When you Catch a Wave at the Wave Bar and Grille you’ll always have a great time. Learn More

Local Attractions

As a service to our guests, as well as others visiting our Midwestern playground, here is a list of some of the things to do in the area, as well as links to some of their Web sites. This list will take you a long ways towards planning your Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin vacation.

Volo Auto Museum (Volo, IL)

Six Flags Great America (Gurnee, IL)

Blarney’s Island (Antioch, IL)

Historic Woodstock Square

Johnsburg Happenings

Crystal Lake – things to see and do

McHenry – things to see and do

Lake Geneva – things to see and do

Chicago – things to see and do

Visit Milwaukee

Visit Madison

“Go Rockford” visitor’s guide

“Enjoy Illinois” visitor’s guide

Discover Wisconsin visitor’s guide

McHenry Outdoor Theater (McHenry, IL)

Jelly Belly Factory Tour (Racine, WI)

McHenry County Fair – July 30 – Aug. 3, 2014 (Woodstock, IL)

Grand Victoria Casino (Elgin, IL)

Places to golf in McHenry County

McHenry County Conservation District – canoeing, boating, fishing, horseback riding and more …

Country Thunder – July 24-27, 2014 (Twin Lakes, WI)

Places to Dine in McHenry County

McHenry County Visitor’s Guide

Alpine Valley Music Theater

Wilmot Mountain Ski Resort

Wilmot Raceway