Illinois Hotel Reservations
Visiting Southern Illinois
Southern Illinois is well prepared for the winter cold. Communities from Effingham to Nashville to Pontoon Beach celebrate the season with an abundance of community festivals and get-togethers. See it all during a visit this season.
One of the best ways to see the sights in southern Illinois is by embarking on a memorable journey along the Mother Road – Route 66 passes through Alton and Mascoutah, featuring intriguing stops all along the way.
Carbondale visitors can find a sense of the holiday spirit by heading down to Main Street. On December 2nd, the community comes together to decorate the trees all along the business strip, and the lights continue to twinkle throughout December. Come down and do a little holiday shopping. Light Up Carbondale 2016 sees area merchants offering hot deals – and even some warm drinks – all month long.
The 2017 Alton Restaurant Week is an opportunity to enjoy a warm meal in one of Alton’s best restaurants. In mid January, Locally owned restaurants along the Byway in downtown Alton offer their best dishes and off-menu items with special prices. It’s the perfect way to sample a taste of the town.
Anglers flock to Marion for the 2017 Crappie USA Super Tournament March 10th and 11h. Held at Lake of Egypt, the three-day event is made up several different amateur and pro-style competitions for cash prizes, while spectators are treated to meet-and-greets, gear seminars, and more.
The Southern Illinois University Carbondale spring semester is in session, providing countless cultural events to students and the Carbondale community. The SIU Carbondale Salukis are also the pride of sports fans in the area, and the Salukis men’s baseball schedule goes through the end of May. Like, the basketball squad is working towards a berth in the 2017 March Madness tournament up until the end of February. Catch a game this season.
Travel Region Favorites
- 17 Things To Do With Kids in IL
Navy Pier, Chicago
Here are 17 family-friendly museums, rides, parks, stores, and other things to do throughout Illinois and the Chicago area.
- 8 Water Parks to Explore in IL
Water Slides in IL
On your next summer trek through Illinois, cool off at any of these exemplary water parks. From Springfield to South Beloit.
- Illinois Marathons
Check out these 19 marathons coursing though Illinois, from the Chicago Marathon to the Peoria Marathon & River City Races.
- 12 Chicagoland Bike Trails
Chicago Lakefront Trail
http://bestwesternillinois.com/chicagoCheck out these 12 bike trails in the Chicagoland area, including the Des Plaines River Trail, the Green Bay Bike Trail, and Chicago Lakefront Trail.
- 9 Roadside Attractions in Illinois
World's Largest Bottle of Catsup
Plan your visit to Illinois and check out these nine exceptional roadside attractions. From a super human-sized statue of Superman, to fire-breathing dragon.
- Best Things to Do in Peoria, Illinois
Check out activities in Peoria, Illinois – from the Caterpillar World Visitors Center to fireworks over the Illinois River.
- 10 Illinois Sports Venues
From Wrigley Field in Chicago to Dozar Park in Peoria, Illinois features a handful of premiere sports venues and event facilities. Check out the list and plan your trip today.
8 Best Western Hotels
in Southern Illinois
Best Western Plus Parkway Hotel
Best Western Saluki Inn
Best Western Chester Hotel
Best Western Lorson Inn
Best Western Plus Marion Hotel
Best Western Plus Mascoutah/SAFB
Best Western U. S. Inn
Best Western Plus Pontoon Beach