Highland Park trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Highland Park is an affluent suburban city in Lake County, Illinois, United States, about 25mi north of downtown Chicago. As of the 2010 census, the population was 29,763. Highland Park is one of several municipalities located on the North Shore of the Chicago metropolitan area.HistoryIn 1867, 10 men purchased Highland Park for $39,198.70. They were the original stockholders of the Highland Park Building Company. Following construction of the Chicago and Milwaukee Railroad, a depot was established at Highland Park and a plat, extending south to Central Avenue, was laid out in 1856. Highland Park was established as a city on March 11, 1869, with a population of 500, and evolved from two settlements: St. John and Port Clinton. Highland Park was named from its parklike setting at a lofty elevation relative to the lake, and was given its name from Walter S. Gurnee. The town annexed the village of Ravinia in 1899.OverviewHighland Park has several attractions including a vibrant downtown shopping district and the Ravinia Festival. Ravinia Festival is an open-air pavilion seating 3,200, which hosts classical, pop and jazz concerts in the summer. It has been the summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1936. Concert-goers can purchase seats in the covered pavilion or tickets to sit on the lawn. Many visitors arrive early and picnic on the lawn before and during the concerts. The Ravinia Festival is located in the Ravinia District, originally an artists' colony which still retains much of its early character and architecture.Highland Park is in Lake County. Whether you only want to go to Highland Park, or have a whole adventure planned, Inspirock has you covered with our user-friendly United States day trip app .
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Highland Park
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Highland Park
Places to visit with Highland Park
Recently planned trips to Highland Park
5 days in Chicago & Highland Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Illinois BY A USER FROM BRAZIL August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 26 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Highland Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 2 days in Highland Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, kids, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy