Welcome to Illinois! Farmlands, rolling hills, small towns and big cities fill this great state; with over 56,000 square miles there is much to explore in Illinois!
Make your first stop Chicago, and tour the city in a double-decker bus. During the day visit the famous Navy Pier and boardwalk, Millennium Park and the Lincoln Park Zoo. Go shopping on international Oak street or State street and check out Legoland, where artistic masterpieces have been built out of the original tiny, plastic, building blocks. In the evenings splurge on five star dining and head to the famous Buddy Guys bar and club, to hear performances by incredible jazz and blues musicians from around the world. Don’t forget to head to the top floor of the nation’s tallest building, the Skydeck Chicago of Willis Tower. There is something for everyone to enjoy, and never a dull moment in this great American city.
Next stop head to America’s heartland and drive the scenic Great River Road, gazing out onto vast farmlands and flat prairies. Or cruise the nation’s first highway, the Historic National Road, and stop at a cozy bed and breakfast for the night. Practice your poker face at one of the seven casinos spread throughout the state, such as Hollywood Casino in Aurora or Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin. If you are planning a family vacation, bring the family to one of Illinois’ nine water parks and stay in a local hotel in the evenings. When you think of scuba diving, you usually don’t think of Illinois, but you can actually enjoy an afternoon of scuba diving in Mermet Springs. Don’t miss out on the unforgettable Heartland River Wine Trail, where you can tour 12 wineries, tasting the delicious locally made wines. Finally stop at the Anderson Japanese Gardens, in Rockford, regarded as the second best Japanese Garden outside of Japan in the world.
There is so much to see and do in Illinois. Whether you are looking for a relaxing resort vacation, an exciting outdoor adventure, or a city excursion- Illinois is the perfect place to get away. Plan your Illinois vacation with RealAdventures today!