If you haven’t seen the Midwestern United States, you’re missing out, especially when it comes to Illinois. The place is alive with major sports, historical landmarks, and expansive wilderness. Whether you want to walk the Magnificent Mile in Chicago, sail on Lake Michigan, or visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, this state will far exceed your expectations.
Kick off your trip by staying at a hotel in Chicago. “The Windy City” is overflowing with activities and attractions to do and see, so get started on your adventure. Head up to Willis Tower and enjoy the best views of the Chicago skyline. Get your jollies by standing on the Skydeck, a glass-enclosed balcony extending 4 feet from the building’s façade. Once the butterflies leave your stomach, get back to street level and devour a deep-dish pizza. Want to wash all that food down with a Prohibition-style cocktail? Try to locate one of the speakeasies scattered throughout the city and order drinks with names like Tuxedo #2, Bee’s Knees, and Southside--the latter was said to be Al Capone’s favorite.
Leave the city slickers behind and head south to Shawnee National Forest. Explore its Little Grand Canyon, hike the Valley of the Gods, and cross the Pomona Natural Bridge. Are you worried about where to stay in the wilderness? Pitch a tent at one of the 13 campsites or upgrade to a cabin rental for a real backwoods experience. If you prefer more modern accommodation, the surrounding towns have some of the better bed and breakfast resorts in Illinois to bunk in.
Come enjoy a Midwestern holiday in “The Land of Lincoln.” Use Travelocity and save up to $537 when you book a hotel in Illinois and flight at the same time. From the central capital of Springfield, to the towering beauty of Chicago, Illinois should be your top choice for your next getaway.
Hotels in Illinois start at $45 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.