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.
One of America’s greatest architects, Frank Lloyd Wright called Illinois home—and filled it with some of his best works.
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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Chicago & Beyond
Immerse yourself in Chicago’s vibrant urban scene and explore northern Illinois for fresh outdoor adventures at state parks, one-of-a-kind shopping and quaint downtowns.
Land of Lincoln
Presidential history meets Americana in this central region of Illinois. Visit towns that honor their legacies with museums, festivals and American-sized helpings of roadside nostalgia.
Trails to Adventure
Experience the beautiful scenery in the southernmost region of Illinois and Shawnee Forest Country. See it all as you hike, golf, and sip wine in quaint...
Celebrate the fall colors.
Everyone comes to Illinois to visit Chicago, and no wonder, it is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. But stay a little longer...
Route 66 starts its long journey to the West Coast in Chicago. Follow the Mother Road to discover a myriad of quirky roadside attractions, or hit...
Discover the best places to eat, drink and party after dark in Chicago and Illinois. Whether you want to listen to the blues, dance till dawn...
Discover the history, stories and people of Illinois. Visit historic communities, meet American presidents and tour a prehistoric city.
With magnificent state parks, lush forests, miles of trails for hiking and biking, and mighty rivers, Illinois is your playground.
Discover the Illinois food scene. The best restaurants in Chicago and Illinois, Michelin stars, artisan tastes, farm-to-table, local favorites, wine trails and craft brews.
Arts & Culture
Chicago is internationally celebrated for its museums and galleries, theater district and live blues scene. And there’s so much more creativity and culture to discover with...
You can tour Illinois by land, sea or sky. If you love the water, there are an abundance of options, from luxurious cruises to kayak adventures....
Baseball is big in Illinois and a visit to Wrigley Field is a must-do, especially with the Chicago Cub’s recent victory. If you’re a football fan,...
Discover America’s greatest avenue, a world-famous shopping destination with a buzzy dining scene. Be best-dressed for less with our guide to the top outlet stores in...
Ballooning in Illinois
Go hot air ballooning in Illinois and float thousands of feet above the rolling hills of Great Rivers Country for unforgettable golden hour views at sunrise...
Places to Stay
Find places to stay for your Illinois adventure. Whether you’re looking for the best hotels in Chicago, a cabin hidden in the forest, picturesque bed and...
Unlock the Secrets of Starved Rock
Less than 100 miles southwest of Chicago, melting glaciers left their mark, carving a maze of canyons into the St. Peter sandstone. Visitors to Starved Rock...
Date Night in Bloomington-Normal
Looking for ideas for date night? We’ve got you covered with some suggestions for a romantic night in Bloomington-Normal. Spending a night away from home can...
Biking in Illinois
Illinois’ network of bike trails includes river trails, historic rail trails, mountain bike tracks and scenic State Parks. Get off road and go biking in...
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