Northern Illinois

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.


The L Train crosses the Chicago River beneath the spectacular Chicago skyline.

  • Northern Illinois


    Explore the Magnificent Mile’s shopping mecca, take in the festive atmosphere of Navy Pier, do some serious museum hopping and sample cuisine from around the world. Is it any wonder Chicago appears on the short lists of travel mags everywhere?
    Things to do in Chicago
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    Rockford greets visitors with a mix of history, art and natural beauty. Explore a nature museum featuring a T. Rex, stroll through Asian gardens and discover work from David Chihuly and Ansel Adams at at the Rockford Art Museum.
    Things to do in Rockford
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    Starved Rock, Utica

    Starved Rock State Park, with its serene waterfalls and beautiful lodge, offers a quiet retreat for visitors. Explore this lush forest, located just minutes from wineries, quaint shops and restaurants in Utica.
    Things to do near Starved Rock
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    Just north of Chicago in Gurnee, you’ll find a nirvana of theme parks and shopping. Race down a roller coaster, splash through a water park and shop the largest outlet mall in Illinois, packed with more than 200 stores.
    Things to do near Gurnee