• Get outdoors and enjoy the beauty and wonder of winter in northern Illinois.

    Winter Wonderland

    Get outdoors and enjoy the beauty and wonder of winter in northern Illinois.

  • 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!

  • Enjoy outdoor activities in the winter at any of the beautiful trails and golf courses throughout our region!


    Enjoy outdoor activities in the winter at any of the beautiful trails and golf courses throughout our region!

  • 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!

  • Get outside and enjoy the fresh, crisp winter air!

    Outdoor Winter Activities to Enjoy

    Get outside and enjoy the fresh, crisp winter air!

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

    Chicago Skyline

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

  • Beat the Winter Blues in Aurora on Feburary 5th

    Want to beat the winter blues? Like art? Then head on over to Aurora on February 5th for an early look at Alley Art Festival coming in August. Affordable and local art will be for sale. You can come and support local artists. There will be plenty of other things to do in downtown Aurora.

    Aurora Reg...

  • Women in Science

    Encourage the young women in your life to pursue and love science in Chicago & Beyond.

    Burpee Museum of Natural History welcomes Dr. Cornea for a talk titled “Geologists Contribution in Saving the Earth” on January 24th.

    Mark your calendars for March 11th -13th for PaleoFest &ldquo...

  • Free Chicago Museum Days

    Whether you like history, art or science; Chicago museums have unique learning opportunities for kids and adults. The Chicago area museums offer free days for Illinois residents.

    Here is a list of the Chicago museums that have free days this year.

    Adler Planetarium

    1300 South Lake Shore Drive


  • Kid Friendly New Years Celebrations

    Make a day out of the 31st with the kids to celebrate the New Year. You don’t have to wait until midnight.

    The Discovery Center Museum and the Burpee Museum in Rockford have New Years Celebrations. Design a party hat, create a noisemaker and count down to midnight each hour at the Discovery C...

  • 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...

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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.