Abe Lincoln’s house in Illinois

Illinois Vacations: The Land of Lincoln

Illinois is best-known for Chicago, a glittering city of world-class museums, Michelin-starred restaurants, and cosmopolitan charm. Beyond the city, Illinois boasts a rich history that goes back to the pre-Columbian Mississippian culture. The Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and the remains of a Mississippian cultural center. Whether you want to visit Chicago or are looking for a family road trip that takes you off-the-beaten path, a Liberty Travel Illinois vacation package brings you incredible destinations and unique surprises.

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Illinois at a Glance

Currency: U.S. Dollar ($)

Tipping Customs: Tip anywhere between 10-15%, unless service charge is added

Language: English

Popular Drink: Green River pop

Must Eat: Chicago Hot Dogs

Power Up: Type A or Type B plug, 120 V (the standard in the United States)

Weather: Late spring, summer, and early fall, are warm and mild, however; winter is generally colder

Best Time to Visit: Visit between late May and early October for the best weather

Cruising on the Chicago River

Chicago, a City of Culture by the Lake

The windy city is known for its architecture, art, and cuisine. The Art Institute of Chicago has a stunning collection with art from around the world, and the city itself is an architectural museum. See the Cubs play ball or laugh out loud at The Second City where many celebrity comedians got their start. Take a river cruise or visit the observation deck of the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower). Let Liberty Travel introduce you to Chicago’s landmarks and hidden gems.

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Hiking among cliffs and waterfalls in Illinois

Top Things to Do in Illinois

See the Impressionists at the Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the most renowned museums in the country, if not the world. See a magnificent collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art that includes Monet, van Gogh, and Renoir.

Tour Chicago
From famous Wrigley Field to the sights along the Chicago River, this world-class city has it all.

Follow the Footsteps of Abraham Lincoln
Visit the Abraham Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield and get a glimpse of Lincoln’s humble home.

Waterfalls, Hiking, and Fishing at Starved Rock
Illinois is home to many beautiful state parks, but the most popular is Starved Rock State Park for its waterfalls, great hiking, and year-round fishing.

Drive Historic Route 66
Route 66 begins in Chicago, cuts across the state of Illinois, and ends down in Santa Monica, California.

Loaded Chicago hotdog from Chicago, Illinois

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