Find out what's on in Illinois and Chicago with your guide to events, festivals, markets, music, theater, sport and more.
Find out how to get to Illinois by plane, train, bus and driving. Getting around Chicago and Illinois is easy with our guide to ways to travel around the state.
Step back in time to the golden age of train travel and settle in for a peaceful ride to discover some of Illinois’ most charming towns and hidden treasures.
Visit the many historic sites in Illinois, from the Land of Lincoln, to the site of an ancient Native American city at Cahokia Mounds.
Visit the History Museums of Illinois. From the vast collection of the Chicago History Museum to small town historical museums, you’ll discover the stories and heritage of our towns and our people.
History comes alive at Illinois historical reenactments. Meet Abraham Lincoln in the flesh, experience colonial life, or take a canal boat ride with a period costumed storyteller.
Taste your way through the state with our guide to the best and closest places to eat in Illinois. Experience everything from fine dining to shared plates and takeaway fare.
Put your dancing shoes on or unwind at one of the many bars and night clubs in Illinois. Locate the best cocktails, the perfect beer, local DJs, international artists and more.
Taste the regional characteristics in our locally produced wines. Browse our guide to the closest and best Illinois wineries and vineyards for your next celebration or trip.
Fancy a pint? Hunt down major Illinois breweries and distilleries for the best beers, ciders and spirits in the state. Support local production and taste your way through Illinois.
Taste your way through the best of the state with food tours in Illinois. Enjoy everything from fine dining and wineries, to craft beer and pizza tours.
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Cross Country Skiing
Hiking & Trails
Old Plank Road Trail
Enjoy 20+ miles of paved trail lush with wildlife and native prairie plants. Excellent shopping, restaurants, local history and parks are located along the trail.
The trail is part of the Grand Illinois Trail, which travels the northern quarter of Illinois, and the coast-to-coast American Discovery Trail.
Celebrate food during Quad Cities Restaurant Week! Enjoy the best the area has to offer with special pre-fixed menus. Sample the flavors that make the Quad Cities a perfect destination for food lovers. Bon Appetit.
Decorated in vintage Valentines Day decorations including die-cuts and Vintage Valentines.
Love antiques? Don't miss Antique Spectacular at the QCCA Expo Center in Rock Island, Illinois. This longstanding event features more than 70 exhibitors.
Shop the DeKalb County Area Trail during the 2018 Vintage Shop Hop.
This 10 day dining extravaganza is designed for restaurants all throughout Lake County to show off a specialty item for patrons to enjoy.
A weekend of 50's live music, dance workshops and a Sock Hop.
This spring dive Under the Sea and splash around the magical world of Disney's The Little Mermaid the Musical presented by TownSquare Players.
The Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau is delighted to invite you to the 2nd Annual Westmont Restaurant Week to be held
Friday, March 2 through Sunday, March 11, 2018.
At Quality Inn & Suites we know how important your people trips are to you. Because they’re important to us, too.
Since 1990, our loyal guests have come to Bar Louie to eat, drink and be happy with old friends while making new ones.
You can fuel up with our free breakfast before making the 40-minute drive for a day trip to Chicago.
Enjoy a clean and fresh Hampton bed® and free Wi-Fi. Wake up each morning to our free, hot breakfast with fresh baked waffles and hearty oatmeal with toppings.
The Holiday Inn Chicago Matteson Conference Center provides you with a home away from home. Escape to our exquisite oasis area where the indoor pool, whirlpool, and fitness center awaits you.
Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, La Quinta is where you will "wake up on the bright side!" www.LQ.com
Make the Matteson Community Center the Destination for your important events, business meetings, family functions and sporting events.
We're within easy driving distance of so many of the popular destinations that bring people to our area.
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