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Top Rated Hotels for your Illinois Vacation

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Hotel Essex Chicago
Hotel Essex Chicago
4.0 out of 5.0 800 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
Free Cancellation
$86
4.3/5 (20 reviews)

Stylish soace, with excellent staff. Nothing was bad from the experience.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2019
Located in The Loop, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Lakefront Trail, State Street, and Columbia College Chicago. Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain ...
Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront
Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront
4.0 out of 5.0 71 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL
$118
4.2/5 (325 reviews)

Spacious rooms. Elevators had sometimes long wait, but were being worked on (May 2019).

Reviewed on May 31, 2019
Located in The Loop, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago Theatre, and Michigan Avenue. Tribune Tower and Wrigley Building ...
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Hyatt Regency Chicago
4.0 out of 5.0 151 East Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL
Free Cancellation
$108
4.2/5 (917 reviews)

The hotel was in a great location near the river and walking distance from all the great attractions.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2019
Located in The Loop, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from Chicago Riverwalk and Michigan Avenue Bridge. Chicago Theatre and Millennium Park are also within ...
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
4.0 out of 5.0 2233 S Martin Luther King Dr, Chicago, IL
$108
4.1/5 (258 reviews)

The staff was very friendly, assistive, and inviting to guests.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019
Located in South Loop, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of McCormick Place and Wintrust Arena. Lakefront Trail and Soldier Field are also within ...
Hilton Chicago- Michigan Ave Cultural Mile
Hilton Chicago- Michigan Ave Cultural Mile
4.0 out of 5.0 720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
Free Cancellation
$103
4.1/5 (354 reviews)

Had a issue with the room not being cleaned the next day after arrival. I had to request extra towels and removed the trash myself from the room for pick up the next day. The issue was resolved promptly by the concierge desk.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2019
Located in The Loop, this historic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Columbia College Chicago and Grant Park. Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park are ...
River Hotel
River Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 75 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL
Free Cancellation
$80
4.0/5 (513 reviews)

The location is awesome. We walked to everything. It was clean. The room was small but served our needs. The 2 hotels that are separate but together were a little confusing.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2019
Located in The Loop, this hotel is steps from Chicago Riverwalk and Michigan Avenue. Tribune Tower and Chicago Theatre are also within 10 minutes. Clark-Lake ...

Introduction to Illinois

Experience Your Best Illinois Vacation

There is a place where magnificence isn't limited to a mile. You've heard of the Magnificent Mile—now learn about even more ways to enjoy Illinois. From water parks and waterfalls to nightlife and wildlife, Illinois has everything you could hope for in a getaway.

Best time to take a trip to Illinois

Best Time to Go

Illinois has very cold winters and very hot summers. Summer is also the most popular time to plan vacations here despite the climate. Because of that, summer is also the most crowded and expensive. Late Spring and Fall feature much more moderate temperatures and diminished crowds. For much of the state, the turning of the leaves in Autumn make for scenic drives but the flowers of late spring are stunning. Many travel to Illinois and Chicago in the winter for winter sports. Otherwise, the freezing temperatures and heavy precipitation are almost too much to bear.

Things to do in Illinois

Springfield

Welcome to a place where U.S. history meets American nostalgia. In Springfield, the story of Abraham Lincoln’s life is told through his boyhood cabin, family home and the law offices where he prepared his cases. But to truly understand his remarkable life, visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum where history comes alive with rare artifacts and amazing hands-on exhibits. For an up-close look at Americana, take a trip down the Mother Road where nostalgic attractions include the birth of the corndog. And when the kids need some play time? Grab your suits and head to a fun-filled water park.

Galena

Retreat to a quaint setting tucked in the rolling hills of Northern Illinois. This is Galena, a sought-after destination for couples in search of romance. Make yourself at home in a charming bed & breakfast, a golf resort or a fairy tale cottage on a sprawling estate. But don’t get too comfortable. There’s a historic downtown to explore, lined with shops featuring everything from rare antiques to imported chocolates. Nearby, you’ll find hot air balloon rides for two and family-owned vineyards that welcome you with romantic wine tastings and breathtaking views.

Quad Cities

Along the Mississippi River you’ll find the Quad Cities, offering a unique mix of attractions. Visit the John Deere Pavilion to discover the past, present and future of farming with a tour of this agricultural legend. Stroll past elephants and lions at the newly-renovated Niabi Zoo. Stop and smell the orchids and bromeliads at the always enchanting Quad City Botanical Center. Take a riverboat ride back in time on the Celebration Belle, or have some grown-up fun at a casino that includes dining and a nightclub.

Lake County

Located just north of Chicago, Lake County is a haven for families looking for summer fun. You can spend the day at Six Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor. Watch the kids splash through the wave pools and towering water slides of KeyLime Cove. And shop Gurnee Mills, one of the largest malls in Illinois. You can even give imaginations some play time at hands-on museums and stunning botanic gardens. And when the sun goes down? Experience an outdoor concert under a canopy of lighted trees or spend the evening enjoying live theater.

Chicago

To visit Chicago is to indulge your every whim. Experience world-class shopping along the Magnificent Mile, where you can walk to more than 420 retailers. Enjoy soul-stirring visits to Chicago’s renowned cultural institutions featuring everything from Picassos to flying dolphins. Sample cuisine from award-winning chefs and visit Navy Pier, with its family-fun attractions that include an IMAX theater and a 150-foot Ferris wheel. Along the way, enjoy live music at a Chicago summer festival or walk on air as you step on the glass floor of The Ledge, perched on the 103rd story of Chicago’s tallest building.

Alton

Find unexpected surprises in Alton, where a stay in a well-appointed mansion sets the tone for a getaway filled with unique ways to enjoy the beauty of the region. Start your getaway in nearby Pere Marquette State Park, a nature lover’s paradise that features stunning views of the Illinois River. Feel adventurous? Take a horseback ride to explore the 8,000 square acres of this remarkable state park. For those who like to shop, head to Alton’s downtown district where streets are still paved with bricks and lined with antique shops filled with rare finds. Need even more fun? Try your luck at a lively casino.

Carbondale

Carbondale is home to a national forest, a state park, a wildlife refuge and so much more. But there’s a romantic side to the great outdoors here—just ask the couples who visit this picturesque setting in Southern Illinois. They’ll point you to the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail that winds you through an ancient forest as you visit picture-postcard vineyards and sip the local vintages. Carbondale is also home to nearby golf courses that offer some of the most scenic fairways anywhere, many of them overlooking the Shawnee National Forest.

Chicago's Second City

Chicago's Second City is still the launching pad for the country's greatest comedic talent.

Pike County Call Color

For autumn travel to Illinois take the Pike County Fall Color drive which also includes not just foliage but history, food, and crafts.

Lincoln Park Zoo

The Lincoln Park Zoo, located in the heart of Chicago, is free and features a children's zoo as well as a Farm-in-the-Zoo.

Insider tips for Illinois travel

Wishbone's Restaurant

Vacations to Chicago would not be complete without a visit to Wishbone's Restaurant as the fare is all southern style cuisine.

Spirit of Peoria

Ride the Spirit of Peoria, a real paddle boat straight out of Mark Twain in Peoria.

Lego Store

See the Lego murals and delight the children by shopping the Lego store on Michigan Avenue.

Harrah's Metropolis Casino

Harrah's Metropolis Casino on the Ohio River offers gambling, slots, as well as live entertainment.

Alton

Alton is the place to travel to see majestic bald eagles as they have tours and annual events celebrating the symbol of our country.

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