• 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!

  • Mini Abe enjoys everything that the Northern Illinois region of our state has to offer!

    Mini Abe in the Springtime!

    Mini Abe enjoys everything that the Northern Illinois region of our state has to offer!

  • Starlight Theatre in Rockford is the perfect place to see an exciting show while enjoying their open-air space!

    Starlight Theatre in Rockford

    Starlight Theatre in Rockford is the perfect place to visit and see an exciting show while enjoying their open-air space!

  • Check out the Illinois Lincoln Highway in Northern Illinois

    Illinois Lincoln Highway Scenic Byway

    Check out the Illinois Lincoln Highway 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

  • 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

  • Spring Flowers

    Spring

    Enjoy the Beauty of Spring in Northern Illinois

  • 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!

  • Spring is a beautiful time to plan a visit or two to the Chicago Botanical Gardens in Glencoe!

    Chicago Botanical Gardens

    Spring is a beautiful time to plan a visit or two to the Chicago Botanical Gardens in Glencoe!

  • Summerfield Zoo's Opening Weekend

    Join Summerfield Zoo in Belvidere for their opening weekend on April 22nd and April 23rd. See all your animal friends from Zebras, Monkeys, Wolves, Reindeer and so much more! There will also be some planned Earth Day activities, animal presentations and a petting zoo. 

    $10 for adults, $8 for s...

  • Wine Lovers Weekend

    Calling all wine lovers! Wine Lover’s weekend is March 24th to March 25th.  Featuring live music, wine tasting, appetizers and fun! Sample more than 300 varieties of wine and spirits. Bid on vintage wine glasses at the silent auction. Located in Galena there are plenty of hotels available...

  • Day Out in Chicago

    There are so many different things you can do in downtown Chicago, make a day or weekend of it.

    Learn about outer space at the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum.  There are a variety of exhibits to go to including: learning about the lunar missions, learning about our solar system, lookin...

  • Warm Weather Awaits

    Starved Rock State ParkBe prepared for warmer weather as you gear up for fun spring activities. Take the kids, who are already bored from being cooped up at home, out and enjoy the warmer weather that is coming out way.  There are many places in the Chicago & Beyond region to go bike riding, golfing, walking, riding h...

  • 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...

Northern Illinois Tourism 

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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.