Illinois Hotel Reservations
Famous Food in Illinois
From Deep Dish Pizza, to Tasty Dogs
Enjoy Some Great Eats in Illinois
From Chicago Style hot dogs, to the classic deep-dish pizzas made famous by Chicago area pizzerias, there’s plenty of legendary and local cuisine – perfect for an indulgence on your Illinois travels.
While traveling through the Windy City, keep an eye out for some local food festivals, like the For the Love of Chocolate Benefit, and the Annual Chocolate Festival – some prefer the Long Grove Chocolate Festival.
Illinois features a strong Native American influence, and the local fare shines with hints of Paleo Indian recipes. In Chicago, be sure to check out the Chicago Pow Wow, a wonderful fall event allowing visitors to taste – literally and figuratively – the Native American culture in the area.
When you’re tooling around Chicago, or if you’re making your way in for a day trip from nearby cities like Gurnee, Woodstock, or Oak Forest, be sure to stop by Ina’s. Opened in 1991, Ina's is a delightful breakfast restaurant that quickly became a staple of the Chicago breakfast scene, catering to everyone from local politicians, and celebrities, to blue collar Chicago natives and tourists.
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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.