• Wineries in Illinois

    Northern Illinois Wine Trail

    Any time of the year is a perfect time to check out the wineries along the Northern Illinois Wine Trail!

  • In the market for a new bike?  It's time to hit the road!

    Kegel Harley Davidson in Cherry Valley

    In the market for a new bike? It's time to hit the road!

  • It's time to hit the course.  Visit some of our many wonderful courses!


    It's time to hit the course. Visit some of our many wonderful courses!

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    Rockford Airshow

    Make your plans now for the Rockford Airshow!

  • Things in DeKalb – Vintage

    My Favorite Things in DeKalb

    Get out and do a little shopping for a few hours or a few days in the Chicago & Beyond Region!

  • Chicago Museums

    Joliet Historical Museum

    Engage your brain at one of the many different museums located in Northern Illinois!

  • The Brick Cafe & Art Gallery in Belvidere

    The Brick Cafe & Art Gallery in Belvidere

    Enjoy a delicious meal and the unique artwork while getting out of the weather!

  • Things To Do in Illinois

    Weekend Getaway

    Make plans for a weekend getaway with your friends or family!

  • Nicholas Conservatory in Rockford - Chicago Attractions

    Nicholas Conservatory in Rockford

    Want to feel like you are in the tropics! Then Nicholas Conservatory in Rockford is the place to be!

  • Spring Flowers


    Enjoy the Beauty of Spring in Northern Illinois

  • Nightlife


    Join Chicago and Beyond in their vibrant nightlife.  From theatres and drive-ins to casinos and bars, there is plenty to do after dark. 

    Paramount Theatre

    Paramount Theatre in Aurora has four shows in the Broadway Series.  Oklahoma! is playing September 16 to October 18th, A Christmas Story is pl...

  • Shopping Downtown

    ShoppingTake a shopping trip in downtown Antioch.  From antiques and clothing to coffee and frozen yogurt, there are so many different places to choose from.  Support local businesses and find that amazing thing for your house. For more information and a list of shops visit cm.antiochchamber.org

  • Unique Eats

    Medievil TimesGet ice cream, sodas, malts, shakes, sundaes and pies at Bugaboo’s Ice Cream Shoppe in Warren. 


    Take a trip back in time to the 50’s at the Polk-A-Dot Drive In, in Braidwood.


    Knights, horses,...

  • Chicago


     Places to take your kids this summer in Chicago.  There are so many things to do you can’t do them all in one weekend.  Take various trips and learn over summer vacation.

    The Field Museum of Natural History

    Meet Sue the T Rex, take a look inside Ancient Egypt, Discover how DNA w...

  • Boating


    Do you like to go boating? Then there are many places in the Chicago & Beyond region that you can go. 

    Rent paddle boats, canoes, sailboats, rowboats, kayaks or stand up paddle boards at Crystal Lake.   You can also take sailing and canoeing lessons to get ready for your watery...

  • Farmers Markets

    There are many farmers markets you can go to this summer. Get fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants and fresh baked bread from local farmers.

    Edgebrook Farmer's Market

    Wednesdays 9am to 1pm from May 6th to October 28th in Rockford.

    Sycamore Farmer's Market

    Tuesdays (June 1st to September 30th) fro...

  • Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

    Long Grove Confectionery Company

    Indulge  your sweet tooth in the Chicago & Beyond region.  From delectable chocolate covered pretzels to peanut butter cups, there is something for everyone.

    Visit the Long Grove Confectionery Company in Buffalo Grove.   Take a tour and see how the chocolate is made; 2 dol...

  • Amusement Parks

    There are many places to take the kids this summer to make the summer memorable.

    Six Flags Great America/Hurricane Harbor is located in Gurnee.  Opening day is May 2nd and opening weekend tickets are available to buy online for only $19.76.  For more info and to buy tickets visit: sixflag...

  • Abe's Amazing Adventures

    Poplar Grove

    Abe starts his adventure by going back in time, from the late 1800’s through the 1930’s, at the Poplar Grove Vintage Wings Museum.  Abe learns all about historic planes as he walks through the Waukesha Hanger.  Sitting in a plane, Abe imagines what it will be like to fly.  He zooms out of the...

  • Parks

    Take the kids out to play in a park in the Chicago and Beyond region. With 105 acres, tennis courts, 9-hole disk golf course, ball diamond, playground area, fishing pier, a swinging bridge and much more, Belvidere Park is a great place to take the kids for an afternoon of fun.

    Belvidere Park

    Ride a carousel, pl...

Chicago And Beyond 

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Explore Illinois! Countless festivals, farm tours, county fairs, orchards and our Northern Illinois Wine Trail, featuring over 30+ wineries for your tasting pleasure, are just some of the many ways that you can enjoy Illinois. Whatever you decide to do, these Chicago attractions are sure to please everyone. The possibilities are endless and will lead to countless memories.