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From the windy city of Chicago to Route 66, Illinois is your perfect romantic weekend getaway. Visit the Navy Pier, shop along Magnificent Mile, and views of Lake Michigan await you during your Illinois vacation.

Welcome to Illinois

From the windy city of Chicago to iconic Route 66, Illinois is a dream destination. Whether you’re planning a short weekend away or a week-long trip, your itinerary will be filled with delicious restaurants, stunning views, and fascinating attractions. Float above rolling hills by hot air balloon, explore the lively city streets full of art and culture, stroll through vineyards and wine trails, or simply relax and unwind in one of the bed and breakfasts in Illinois. If you’re looking for the perfect place to enjoy a memorable vacation, consider this beautiful Midwest state for your next getaway!

Things to See & Do

Throughout its energetic cities, outdoor activities, and rich history, there are many things to do in Illinois. Outdoor enthusiasts can spend hours exploring the lush forests, miles of hiking and biking trails, and magnificent state parks. If you love days spent on the water, explore Illinois’ many lakes and rivers by kayak, canoe, boat, or paddle board. If you’re a history buff, you’ll love discovering the sites where America’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, lived and worked for many years. Those interested in art, fashion, and music flock to Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, one of the country’s best destinations for shops, restaurants, galleries, and entertainment.

Where to Eat & Drink

A visit to Illinois isn’t complete without discovering the rich food scene. From farm-to-table dining and Michelin star restaurants to fabulous wine trails and unique craft breweries, your taste of Illinois will surely be delightful. You can’t go wrong with classic dishes like mouthwatering deep-dish pizza or a Chicago-style hot dog topped with mustard, relish, onions, tomatoes, and peppers on a poppy seed bun. Head to the local farmers market to pick up Illinois’ freshest produce or one of the many summer food festivals for tasty and inventive cuisine.

Best Time to Visit

In Illinois, each season brings with it a special appeal. The year begins with chilly weather and fluffy snowflakes that provide the perfect setting for snuggling by the fire. Enjoy free ice skating in Chicago, snow-covered walking trails in Southern Illinois, and cozy Select Registry getaways all across the state. As the temperatures rise, the rolling hills and botanic gardens come alive with vibrant flowers and the fragrance of spring. In the summertime, admire Chicago’s skyline with a cruise on Lake Michigan or the scenic countryside by touring a vineyard. Fall brings crisp weather, beautiful colors, and an abundance of pumpkin patches perfect for afternoon visits.

Where to stay: Illinois Bed and Breakfasts & Inns

Browse our selection of wonderful accommodations below and choose your favorite Illinois bed and breakfast. Tucked away in the Chicago suburbs, the charming countryside of Galena and the outdoor paradises of Franklin Grove and Evanston, the best bed and breakfasts in Illinois await your stay. Our Select Registry properties range from romantic B&Bs with Jacuzzi tubs and chic downtown boutiques to charming lakeside inns and countryside estates. There’s the perfect place for everyone here, so take your pick and start planning your dream Illinois getaway!

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