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August 21, 2017


Winter Adventures

Find amazing things to do during an Illinois winter, from free ice skating in Chicago to snow-covered trails in Southern Illinois.

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Our Magnificent City

Chicago

Chicago

Welcome to one of the world’s great cities. Our lakefront skyline is the backdrop to fine food, vibrant arts, and a warm Midwest welcome.

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Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area

Looking for Lincoln

Looking for Lincoln

Discover the places in Illinois where the 16th President spent 30 years of his life.

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MEET THE MAKERS

Illinois Made

Illinois Made

Meet the makers, the creators and the artisans of Illinois

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Amazing Activities

Trip Ideas

Trip Ideas

Discover inspiring itineraries for amazing trips all over Illinois.

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Travel Illinois

Inspirations for your next getaway.

The Big 200: Illinois Bicentennial
Activities Arts & Culture
The Big 200: Illinois Bicentennial

Illinois turns 200 only once, so put these items on your Bicentennial bucket list. Party Like It’s 199+1.

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Flesor's Candy Kitchen
Illinois Makers Food & Beverages
Flesor's Candy Kitchen

In Tuscola, two sisters inherited their grandfather's candy recipes—and carried on a family tradition.

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Secret Service
Eat & Drink Chicago
Chicago Speakeasies

The covert legacy of Chicago’s Prohibition-Era speakeasies carries on in night spots new and old that play hard to get.

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10 Unique Venues for LGBTQ Weddings in Illinois
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10 Unique Venues for LGBTQ Weddings in Illinois

Illinois is home to some of the most unique and fanciful LGBTQ-friendly wedding venues in the country. Find your dream wedding venue in the Land of Lincoln.

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A Model City
Chicago
A Model City

On virtually any street corner in Chicago, you’re surrounded by the inspiration ...

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28 Affordable Ways to Play and Stay in Chicago This Winter
Family Fun Chicago Activities
28 Affordable Ways to Play and Stay in Chicago This Winter

There are countless ways to experience the best of Chicago during the winter months. Fill your weekend with free attractions, theater and dining deals, and special winter packages at some of the city’s finest hotels.

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Travel Illinois Magazine

Travel Illinois Magazine

Find unexpected ways to enjoy Illinois in this biannual magazine that explores every corner of the state. Each issue offers a mix of travel stories, stunning photography and timely trip ideas that make the most of each season.

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Order a copy of Travel Illinois and also receive the Illinois State Park Guide and an Official Highway Map.

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Read Travel Illinois magazine online or download the PDF and start exploring trip ideas around Illinois.

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A classic Christmas collection left today at the iconic holiday window displays of the old Marshall Fields store, now home to Macy’s. 💚🎄📕 About the 📖:...

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Marshall Field and Company Building

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A classic Christmas collection left today at the iconic holiday window displays of the old Marshall Fields store, now home to Macy’s. 💚🎄📕 About the 📖:...

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@austin_leescott

Tonight I cut the ribbon! Since I opened my store @voyagedgoods in September I’ve donated over $1000 to help provide school supplies, sanitation areas and water...

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Historic Main Street In Galena Illinois

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Tonight I cut the ribbon! Since I opened my store @voyagedgoods in September I’ve donated over $1000 to help provide school supplies, sanitation areas and water...

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Christmas will be here before we know it! Are you ready? 🎅🏼🎄❄️ • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • #windycity #illinois #chicago #chitown #instachicago #instadaily #travelbug #packyourbags #ilivewhereyouvacation #christmas #photooftheday #photography #holidays #snow #presents...

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Christkindlmarket Chicago

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Christmas will be here before we know it! Are you ready? 🎅🏼🎄❄️ • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • #windycity #illinois #chicago #chitown #instachicago #instadaily #travelbug #packyourbags #ilivewhereyouvacation #christmas #photooftheday #photography #holidays #snow #presents...

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Candy Land Vibes 🍭@dylanscandybar @cake_walk_kendra 🍬 . . #chicago #dylanscandybar #michiganavenue #magnificentmile #chitown #sweettooth #wcw #travel #travelblogger #wonderful_places #awesomelocations #instatravel #candy #sweets #wanderlust #ig_travels #ig_chicago #gopro #goprophotography #goprotravel #igworldclub...

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Dylan's Candy Bar Chicago

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Candy Land Vibes 🍭@dylanscandybar @cake_walk_kendra 🍬 . . #chicago #dylanscandybar #michiganavenue #magnificentmile #chitown #sweettooth #wcw #travel #travelblogger #wonderful_places #awesomelocations #instatravel #candy #sweets #wanderlust #ig_travels #ig_chicago #gopro #goprophotography #goprotravel #igworldclub...

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@wildroseartisans

Wild rose. Springfield's gem where friends meet friends. Come find us at 115 N. 6th st. Springfield, Illinois. 📸: @shaw_studios

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Wild rose. Springfield's gem where friends meet friends. Come find us at 115 N. 6th st. Springfield, Illinois. 📸: @shaw_studios

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8.10.17. Coffee first!! 💕 I stopped by Sugar Hills before work and love everything about this spot!! Large, beautifully decorated space with Intelligentsia coffee + a...

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Sugar Hills Bakery

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8.10.17. Coffee first!! 💕 I stopped by Sugar Hills before work and love everything about this spot!! Large, beautifully decorated space with Intelligentsia coffee + a...

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Dixon Floral Co.

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The Magnificent Mile

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•9️⃣ Floors of shopping, you say? Challenge accepted!!• . . . ____________________________________________________ #chicago #tourist #thewindycity #macysonstate #shoppingday #wefoundthesales

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Macy's

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