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.
Fall colors are really starting to pop throughout the state! Beautiful vistas are sporting spectaculars hues that can only mean autumn in Illinois.
Fall colors are really starting to pop throughout the state! Beautiful vistas are sporting spectaculars hues that can only mean autumn in Illinois. Be sure to check back to this blog each week throughout the season for updates on where to see the best colors—and, as always, browse EnjoyIllinois.com for the latest on fall festivals, attractions and events. Here’s what you can expect to see this week:
Fall color is at its peak in northwest Great Rivers Country. Temperature drops near the Quad Cities mean that about 30% of the trees have lost their leaves. Farther south, maples are still hanging on to a lot of leaves, and a small amount of green can still be spotted. Peak colors will likely start to fade fast after this weekend.
The pathways of Trails to Adventure and much of southern Illinois are at peak color! Looking into the woods, there is hardly any green left, and yellow is now the most prevalent hue, making the forest striking. Nearly everything is in color or starting to lose leaves.
Things are really starting to look like fall in Chicago & Beyond. The woods are filled with reds, browns, greens, yellows and oranges. The cooler weather has accelerated the color change. Hickories and silver maples are nice and yellow, red oaks are a dark burgundy, and maples are red, orange and yellow.
Colors are fantastic in the Land of Lincoln region. Most hickories are completely wearing yellow and sugar maples are giving amazing individual tree colors of orange-red, orange and yellow. Sassafras are gorgeous scarlets and oaks are showing the most variety of color with yellow and bright reds. Remember to drive carefully as more people flock to the area to see the fall colors.