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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Bird and Eagle Watching in Illinois
Go eagle watching in Illinois from scenic river bluffs, or check out the best birding in the diverse habitats of Illinois forest preserves, parks and wildlife...
Boating in Illinois
Get out on the water and discover boating on Illinois lakes and rivers with this guide to cruises, sailing, kayaking, fishing, lakes, landings and marinas.
Bowling in Illinois
We love bowling in Illinois, and you’re never far from a bowling lane. Take your pick from vintage bowling alleys to state-of-the-art family entertainment centers.
Camping in Illinois
Enjoy camping in Illinois with your guide to campgrounds, tent and trailer camping, treehouses and cabins. Camp beside lakes and in our beautiful state parks.
Cross Country Skiing in Illinois
Make the most of our long snowy winters with your guide to cross country skiing in Illinois, from easy trails for beginners to the scenic slopes...
Downhill Skiing in Illinois
Go downhill skiing in Illinois, with your guide to the best skiing in the Midwest. Illinois ski resorts, ski and snowboard slopes from Chestnut Mountain to...
Fishing in Illinois
With lakes and rivers in abundance, fishing in Illinois is an angler’s dream. Check out our guide to the top fishing spots and fishing trips in...
Illinois State Parks & National Forest
With dozens of state parks and a lush national forest, Illinois is an outdoors dream. Explore hiking and biking trails, kayak along the rivers, or stay...
Horseback Riding in Illinois
Experience Illinois on horseback. Ride through meadows and woodlands with this guide to Illinois stables and equestrian centers.
Ice Skating in Illinois
Ice skating is a state passion in Illinois. Have a go at our all-season ice rinks, or visit one of the pop-up outdoor rinks for festive...
Picnicking in Illinois
Illinois is packed with beautiful spots to picnic. Pack your basket and find the perfect spot to spread out with our guide to parks and scenic...
Rock Climbing in Illinois
Rock climb all year around in Illinois, from golden limestone bluffs to ice climbs. Find rock climbing spots, climbing schools and climbing gyms in Illinois.
Running in Illinois
Find the best running routes in Illinois, from lakeside tracks in Chicago to steep state park trails for dedicated hill runners.
If you’ve ever wanted to pet a beluga whale, paint with a rhino or make dinner for a meerkat, check out these Illinois zoos, where caregivers...
Skateboarding in Illinois
Skate Illinois with our guide to Illinois skateparks, from gritty urban settings to the picturesque surroundings of Phillips Park.
Sledding & Tobogganing in Illinois
We get a lot of snow in Illinois. Luckily, we know the best places for tobogganing. So grab your scarf and hat and go sledding this...
Sleigh Rides in Illinois
Is there anything more romantic than a sleigh ride through the snow? Feel like you’ve stepped back in time with a sleigh ride at an Illinois...
Snowboarding in Illinois
Go snowboarding near Chicago with our guide to Illinois snowboard and ski resorts.
Snow Shoeing in Illinois
Snow shoeing through winter woodlands and along trails is one of the most beautiful activities you can do on a winter day. Find the best places...
Stand-up Paddle Boarding in Illinois
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