• 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.

  • There are many Lodging choices in Northern Illinois, including the Lincoln Way Inn B&B in Franklin Grove

    Lodging Lincoln Way Inn Franklin Grove

    There are many Lodging choices in Northern Illinois, including the Lincoln Way Inn B&B in Franklin Grove

  • While traveling, stop in the Dixon Welcome Center to treasures and to learn a bit of history about the Lincoln Highway!

    Lincoln Highway Exhibit at the Dixon Welcome Center

    While traveling, stop in the Dixon Welcome Center to treasures and to learn a bit of history about the Lincoln Highway!

  • Learn the history of the Illinois Lincoln Highway at the I-88 Oasis stop by DeKalb

    Illinois Lincoln Highway Traveling Exhibit

    Learn the history of the Illinois Lincoln Highway at the I-88 Oasis stop by DeKalb

  • 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!

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

    Skiing

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

  • 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!

  • What better way to enjoy freshly fallen snow than to hit the slopes by sledding, skiing, or snowboarding.

    Family Fun

    What better way to enjoy freshly fallen snow than to hit the slopes by sledding, skiing, or snowboarding.

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

    Outdoor Winter Activities to Enjoy

    Get outside and enjoy the fresh, crisp winter air!

  • 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.

  • Check out the Illinois Lincoln Highway in Northern Illinois

    Illinois Lincoln Highway Scenic Byway

    Check out the Illinois Lincoln Highway in Northern Illinois

  • Vintage Shop Hop 2017

    The Vintage Shop Hop is taking place March 3rd and 4th. There are over 300 participating shops throughout Northern Illinois and Wisconsin.

    If you are planning on making a trip out of it there are plenty of lodging options available.

    List of participating cities:

    Rockford

    Loves Park

    Machesney Pa...

  • Presidents Day

    Visit Midway Village in Rockford for the Presidents and Patriots Family Event. Take the whole family this school holiday and have some presidential fun. Make a revolutionary soldier hat, race through the Paul Revere obstacle course and so much more! Then listen to The Development of Patriotism in Am...

  • Museums

    Museums are a great way to spend time with family. You won’t even know you’re learning something.

    Aurora Regional Fire Museum features a variety of interactive exhibits about firefighters from fire hoses, sirens, horns, vintage firefighting films, and so much more. Open for walk-ins on ...

  • Groundhog Day

    The Bill Murray classic Groundhog Day was filmed in Woodstock. Every year Woodstock has a Groundhog Day celebration with a walking tour of filming sites, awakening the groundhog, showing of the movie and so much more! This year the celebration is from February 1st to 5th and February 11th.

    Groundho...

  • Dining

    No matter where you are in the Northern Illinois Tourism region there are an abundance of great food to choose from.

    Basils Greek Dining, located in Aurora near the Fox Valley Mall, has Mediterranean Cuisine that brings Greece to your plate.

    Blackhawk Steam Pit, located in Oregon near Lowden Park,...

  • Weekend Day Trips

    Don’t have time to spend a week’s vacation? Never fear Visit Northern Illinois has great things to do on a Saturday or Sunday.

    A day out can be both educational and fun! Explore space at the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum in Chicago. Then experience Chicago from above on the 103...

  • Chicago and Beyond is Once Again Known as Northern Illinois Tourism

    Northern Illinois Tourism

    Chicago and Beyond is once again known as Northern Illinois Tourism

    Our website and all our social media sites have been adjusted to reflect this change. Visit our website at visitnorthernillinois.com if you haven't for a while, and let us know if your information needs updating....

  • Live Theatre

    Live theatre is a great way to warm up this winter. There are many productions happening this winter in Northern Illinois. Get your tickets and watch a great show! 

    The Paramount Theatre in Aurora presents The Little Mermaid from November 23rd to January 15th

    The CCT’s Stage Righ...

  • Wine Gifts

    Looking for that perfect gift for the wine lover or maybe a hostess gift for your upcoming holiday party?

    Look no further than the wineries along the Northern Illinois Wine Trail.

    Shop online at Creekside Vineyards and have wine bottles or cases sent to you or your friends. Gift cards are also ava...

  • Christmas Lights 2016

    The seasons of Christmas Lights are upon us. Throughout Northern Illinois there are many places that you can see the sparkling lights to get into the season. These festival display will stir the Christmas spirit in the hearts of all ages. 

    Christmas in the Commons in New Lenox is running from ...

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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.