• So many places to shop and not enough hours in the day!

    Cherry Vale Mall

    So many places to shop and not enough hours in the day!

  • Nothing says Autumn like pumpkins!

    Autumn Harvest time

    Nothing says Autumn like pumpkins!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Rochelle Railroad Park - Illinois attractions

    Rochelle Railroad Park

    The Rochelle Railroad Park, located on the Illinois Lincoln Highway, is a fantastic photo opportunity for young and old alike!

  • 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!

  • See them at many different events happening throughout the Chicago & Beyond region.

    Is this Santa's Reindeer?

    See them at many different events happening throughout the Chicago & Beyond region.

  • A must see when in Chicago - the famous Chicago Skyline!

    Chicago Skyline

    A must see when in Chicago - the famous Chicago Skyline!

  • Galena Bed and Breakfast

    Galena Hotel Room

    Looking for a super cool place to stay in Galena? Then look no further than Galena Bed and Breakfast.  Fun fact: each bedroom is named after a General’s wife. Want a romantic get away?  Or looking for a place to hold a corporate meeting? Come on by.  A full country breakfast is a great way to...

  • Stroll on State

    The third annual Rockford Stroll on State is happened on Saturday November 28th from 3-9pm. This event is free and open to the public.

    What is Stroll on State?

    “Stroll on State is about coming together as a community to celebrate the season and to celebrate Rockford,” John Groch, the RACVB p...

  • Halloween in Rockford

    Go on Spirited Ghost Tours at Coronado Theatre, October 29th and 30th from 7 to 9pm. For more information call the Coronado Box Office at 815-968-0595 and visit  coronadopac.org

    The Trail of Screams has three scary Halloween attractions at one place, Wlydside Paintball. The Screamatorium was r...

  • Royal Oak Farm Orchard

    Head on over to Royal Oak Farm Orchard with your family this fall! This u-pick apple orchard is located in Harvard and has no admission or parking fee. Pick your own apples or pumpkins, get fresh apple cider donuts from the bakery, find gifts at the Country Market gift shop, carousel rides, open hay...

  • Discovery Center Museum-2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

    The Discovery Center Museum in Rocford, was recently awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. This award celebrates excellence in hospitality.

    The Discovery Center Museum is a children's museum with a wide array of exhibits for kids and the child in all of us. Learn about the human bo...

  • 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...

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.