Orbitz Originals: Illinois
Orbitz Originals: Illinois
Chicago may be its crown jewel, but there's plenty to do and see across the Prairie State. Let Orbitz and Richard Bangs show you the best of Illinois, where you can sample local wineries, hunt for ghosts and ride some roaring roller coasters. Along the way, you'll also enjoy stunning natural features, family-friendly small towns and some of Chicago's greatest cultural wonders.
Chicago's cultural treasures
Some of the world's greatest cultural treasures can be found in the Windy City's renowned museums. Together with Richard Bangs, you'll discover a German submarine up close at the Museum of Science and Industry, and peer through the bones of the world's largest T-Rex skeleton at the Field Museum. The Art Institute, too, shows off this city's cultural star power with its collection of works by Picasso, Monet and Chagall.
Hop on-Hop off Trolley and Upper Decker Tour
Tour the city on a trolley or open-air, double-decker bus to get to Navy Pier, Water Tower Place and the Museum Campus. See more.
The Adler Planetarium
Explore the universe with immersive sky shows, a massive telescope and interactive exhibits. See more.
The Art Institute
Discover an incredible collection of Impressionist works by Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse, just steps from Millennium Park. See more.
The Field Museum
See more than 20 mummies, countless ancient artifacts and Sue, the world's largest T-Rex skeleton, at this renowned museum. See more.
Seadog River & Lake Architectural Cruise
Uncover the history of Chicago's famous skyline and gaze up at skyscrapers while cruising the river. See more.
Spirit Chicago Dinner Cruise
Feast on buffet options created by Chopped champion Eric LeVine and enjoy skyline views from Lake Michigan. See more.
Odyssey Chicago Dinner Cruise
Sip champagne, enjoy an upscale dinner and dance amid towering skyscrapers while cruising the Chicago River on a luxury yacht. See more.
Save 50% on combined admission by buying tickets all at once to attractions like Skydeck Chicago, The Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium and the Art Institute of Chicago—they're good for nine days, and you can skip most main-entrance lines. See more.
Go Chicago Card
Skip the line and save on admission to popular attractions like Shedd Aquarium, LEGOLAND Discovery Center and the Hancock Observatory. See more.
Blue Man Group
The lights, the sounds, the action—Blue Man Group is an explosive sensory experience combining interactive vaudeville, music and lots of blue face paint. See more.
The Spirit of Adventure
Sprawling forests & local libations
Southern Illinois is a feast for the senses. Sample the area's best offerings with Richard Bangs as he explores wineries tucked into the Shawnee National Forest. You'll also see the remote pathways, sprawling vineyards and forests that make this area an all-seasons destination.
Things that go bump in the night
Face your fears with Richard Bangs as he experiences a brush with the paranormal at Mineral Springs Hotel. It's the most haunted place in Alton, a Southern Illinois town with a spine-chilling reputation.