As a national transportation hub, Illinois is a major destination for millions of people each year. From the glittering skyscrapers of Chicago to the wind-swept plains of the south, Illinois offers a variety of activities to suit almost any traveler. As the home state of Abraham Lincoln, Illinois also tempts history buffs with its rich landscape of historical sites.
Daley Plaza serves as the destination for this cultural market that extends from the end of November through Christmas Eve. Visitors enjoy a traditional Old World atmosphere complete with German beverages, foods and holiday crafts.
- MCCORMICK PLACE in CHICAGO, IL.
McCormick Places hosts the annual February event that features displays of approximately 1,000 vehicles. Visitors browse the exhibits that include everything from antiques and competition stock to prototypes and new vehicles coming on the market.
- Old Town Historic District Chicago, IL 60614 in CHICAGO, IL.
Chosen by professional curators, over 250 artists participate in this annual June weekend event in the historic district of Old Town. Works consist of every medium available and the festival represents one of the largest in the country. The fair also includes a tour of approximately 50 local gardens. A children's corner provides the chance for youngsters to channel their inner artist and a food court provides refreshments.
- Third Street & Campbell Street Geneva, IL 60134 in GENEVA, IL.
The historic downtown area hosts the annual fall event that occurs during the first weekend in September. The range of activities sponsored include food and wine sampling, arts and crafts shows, floral shows and live demonstrations.
The annual event converts the downtown region into an event-filled area that commemorates the historic highway. Bands play live music made popular from the 50s through the 70s. An auto show exhibits over 1,000 vehicles.