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Do it for the 'gram at these picturesque spots

This summer, explore some of Illinois’ most photographable attractions, parks and historical landmarks with these trip ideas. Cruise Route 66. Wander through Cave-in-Rock State Park. Stop and smell the roses in the Chicago Botanic Garden.

And don’t forget to take a picture and share with #EnjoyIllinois for a chance to be featured on our social media channels!

Prairie Fruits Farm

Prairie Fruits Farm

@marlachicago

Six Flags Great America

Six Flags Great America

@thao.cx

Baha'i House of Worship

Baha'i House of Worship

@cat.rodrigues

The Ledge at Skydeck Chicago

The Ledge at Skydeck Chicago

@amroshe

Cave-in-Rock State Park

Cave-in-Rock State Park

@louismeeckers

Cloud Gate

Cloud Gate

@steph_direnna

Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods

@drakeiss

John Deere Pavilion

John Deere Pavilion

@chicagofoodiesisters

Matthiessen State Park
Two people standing in front of a waterfall, next to a serene pond.

Matthiessen State Park

@grantplace

Navy Pier

Navy Pier

@anniecasale

Route 66 Mural

Route 66 Mural

@adv_moto_vlogger

Anderson Japanese Gardens

Anderson Japanese Gardens

@alexrfung

The Rookery

The Rookery

@pseumi

Bell Smith Springs

Bell Smith Springs

@magsjackman

Chicago Botanic Garden

Chicago Botanic Garden

@flipdiao

Crown Brew Coffee

Crown Brew Coffee

Illinois State Capital

Illinois State Capital

@out_with_alejandro

Main Street Galena

Main Street Galena

@jess.sheahan

Morton Arboretum

Morton Arboretum

@brettrexilius

Summer Fun in Illinois

Get out and Travel this Summer

Summer is the season for exploring every corner of Illinois. From Chicago's lakefront beaches to scenic road trips along the Mississippi River, make the most of the warm weather with outdoor activities and adventures all over Illinois.

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

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