Illinois has officially entered Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois plan, and many around the state are ready to hit the road, explore, and travel once again without restrictions. But COVID-19 is still out there, so we're heeding the important advice of health experts and we encourage you to do the same. By observing a few simple protective measures, you can enjoy what Illinois has to offer safely and with confidence.
If you've been sick in the past 14 days, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the CDC strongly emphasize that you should not travel. The same consideration applies if you've been around someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 recently.
If that's you: rest up, stay safe, and we'll see you out and about soon. We all really appreciate you taking care of yourself. In the meantime, our Illinois virtual tours can give you a little taste of what you can look forward to out there.
While many attractions have reopened, some still have limited capacity or different opening hours. We recommend calling attractions ahead of time to keep your trip on track. You can find contact details here.
Purchasing your tickets online is a great way to reduce headaches and make social distancing a whole lot easier.
Now's the perfect time to explore Illinois by road. And we've got great Illinois road trip itineraries ready for you to use.
Adventure? Architecture? Arts or something a little different? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Check out our trip ideas, get out, and get exploring.
There's no place better for outdoor exploration than Illinois. And going outside offers an easy opportunity to maintain social distance from others!
While there is no shortage of great outdoor adventure ideas, here are a few of our favorites:
There are spectacular attractions and museums all around Illinois, and entering Phase 5 means that many cultural and entertainment destinations are already easing capacity restrictions or plan to over the next several weeks.
Some newly-reopened attractions you can now enjoy include: