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From water parks to water falls, you can spring break safely in Illinois.

Illinois offers so many ways to have a safe and fun spring break. From city staycations to road trips to outdoor adventures, all you have to do is pick a destination and go. And, with rigorous procedures for health and safety in place, as well as limited capacity at many attractions, families can travel not only with peace of mind but be rewarded by fun attractions with smaller crowds. Get inspired with some of these ideas below.

Road Trips To Go

With mile after mile of open road, Illinois is the perfect state to explore on a road trip. Take the kids to splash around in Lake County. Get a taste of Americana on the Mother Road, Route 66. Journey through the scenic Great River Road, or discover some quirky roadside attractions. We have over 50 itineraries to choose from, with all sorts of attractions, dining and hotels along the way. All you have to do is pick one, pack up your crew and hit the road.

Escape (or Staycate) to the City

Throughout Chicago, warmer weather and reopening attractions are bringing new life to the city, and with that more fun. Museums like the Art Institute of Chicago, the Shedd Aquarium and The Field Museum are now open with safety precautions to make them fully enjoyable, and the Museum of Science and Industry is opening a brand new exhibit this month celebrating the wildly popular Marvel Universe. Everyone in the family will also love exploring outdoor attractions like the Lincoln Park Zoo and Maggie Daley Park, or cruising along the river on a boat tour. There are so many options to dine and play, making Chicago the perfect place for a spring break staycation.

Pal Around With Presidents

Give your spring break a fun historical spin with a trip to Springfield, where you can step back in time and walk in the footsteps of our 16th president. Don't forget to visit Lincoln Tomb and rub his nose for good luck! There's so much more for the family to do in Springfield, from interactive museums to iconic dining spots. Or, you pack up the family and take the history lesson on the road with our presidential road trip itinerary that starts in Springfield and journeys through Dixon, Galena and Chicago.

Explore The Wild Side of Illinois

The outdoors of Illinois offer endless opportunities for adventures this spring. Go rappelling or horseback riding through Giant City State Park, or kick it up a notch by ziplining through the Shawnee Bluffs Canopy. Illinois has miles of scenic hiking trails -- over 400 miles in Shawnee National Forest, home to Garden of the Gods. More trails await at Starved Rock State Park along with scenic waterfalls and incredible local natural beauty. Or see the wildlife from around the world in our own backyard at the Brookfield Zoo. For some kid-friendly climbing, try the rope courses and climbing walls at the exciting Forge at the Lemont Quarries