From Chicago to the Quad Cities to Champaign County and everywhere in between!
Getting to Illinois
Fly in and out of O'Hare (ORD) International Airport in Chicago, Illinois. Drive throughout the countryside, as we are easily accessible from I-80, I-57, I-74 & I-88 out of Chicago.
Stay in one of four downtown Hilton properties with special Illinois Countryside rates! Some date restrictions apply, so try all four for the best rates for your dates.
Popular attractions include:
- Willis (Sears) Tower & Skydeck
- John Hancock Observatory
- Navy Pier
- Site Seeing Tours & Chicago River Cruises
- World class museums
- Fine dining and steakhouses
- Broadway, live music venues and festivals
- Shopping the Magnificent Mile, State Street, The Apple Store, Best Buy, Nike, Disney, American Girl & more!
The bi-state region located on the Mississippi River is only a 2.5 hour drive directly west on I-80 or I-88. Break up your drive with a stop at one of Chicago's outlet malls in Rosemont or Aurora. Highlighted tours and activities include:
- John Deere Pavilion - open year round
- John Deere World Headquarters - open year round
- River cruises on the Mississippi River - April-November
- Live outdoor music festivals - May-September
- Catch a baseball game at the "Best Minor League Stadium" in America - April-September
- Visit Cinnamon Ridge, a working family farm, with a unique robotic dairy process focused on cow comfort!
- Bike paths, dinner theatre, casinos
Home to the University of Illinois (UIUC), Champaign County is just two hours south of Chicago. With a thriving arts and culture scene, and a rich history in agriculture, Champaign County has plenty to explore. Highlighted tours and activities include:
- Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery - select hours or by appointment
- Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch - July-December
- Hardy's Reindeer Ranch - August-December
- Urbana's Market at the Square - May-November
- Amish Country in Arthur, Illinois
- University of Illinois campus
- Krannert Center for the Parforming Arts, Krannert Art Museum, Spurlock Museum and many more
- Live music and festivals - June-October
- Voted one of the 12 best Midwest food towns by Midwest Living