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Summer Fun in Illinois

From Chicago's lakefront beaches to scenic road trips along the Mississippi River, soak in the summer sun with activities throughout Illinois.


Summer is the season for exploring every corner of Illinois. Keep reading to discover must-do activities, articles from our blog, and highlights of places to enjoy the beautiful Midwestern sun.

  • Go Outdoors

    Family Outdoor Adventures

    Ways to get the family off the sofa and into the Great Outdoors with adventures including hiking, biking, and interacting with wildlife.

    Explore Outdoor Activities
  • On Two Wheels

    Bike Paths Not to Miss

    Illinois is a great destination for amateur and professional cyclists alike. There are plenty of amazing spots around the state for everyone with gorgeous views and challenging trails to explore.

    Find Out Where to Ride
  • Enjoy alfresco tunes in Ravinia

    Outdoor Tunes

    The Ravinia Festival, a summerlong outdoor music series with multiple concerts every week, takes place in Highland Park, 25 miles north of Chicago.
    Find Your Sound
  • Chicago

    Chicago's Must See Museums

    Discover Chicago’s celebrated museums from the Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum and Adler Planetarium, to the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Science and Industry.

    Meet the Museums
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