If you’re looking to explore new, exciting, and fun places, you’ve chosen well. This ultimate summer destination invites you to bring out your inner foodie, beach lover, baseball fan, culture enthusiast, or festival fanatic. Countless memorable moments are made here, and they’re all brought to you by Chicagoland. Explore the region and plan your trip today.

SUMMER STARTS HERE

Chicagoland invites incredible memories all around the region. Find your ideal destination(s).

MAY 28 - SEP 5

SIX FLAGS GREAT AMERICA

APR 8 - OCT 30

LAMBS FARM

JUL 28 - AUG 20

HALAS HALL
IN LAKE FOREST

VISIT LAKE COUNTY

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A traveler's dream

Just shy of the Wisconsin border, Lake County is a traveler’s dream. Hidden treasures include special events and activities, including 200+ lakes and rivers, 500+ miles of trails and bikeways, microbreweries, exceptional dining, the renowned Chain O’Lakes, and excitement for all ages.

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NOW - SEP 18

RAVINA FESTIVAL

MAY 28 - SEP 18

CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN

JUN 16 - JAN 2

ILLINOIS HOLOCAUST
MUSEUM

CHICAGO'S NORTH SHORE

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All things natural and beautiful

Let's go outside! Bike, swim, kayak, or take an architectural tour along our beautiful lakefront. Explore the Chicago Botanic Garden, listen to music under the stars at Ravinia, and visit world-renowned museums. Dine al fresco on the tree-lined streets of Evanston, Wilmette, Winnetka or Glencoe and shop at Westfield Orchard.

ALL SUMMER

ALLSTATE ARENA

NOW - SEP 1

PARKWAY BANK PARK

JUL 29 - AUG 28

PARKWAY BANK SPORTS
COMPLEX

ROSEMONT

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Endless entertainment options

Need a summer getaway? Land at O’hare International Airport, take a car, or ride a train to explore the countless entertainment options that Rosemont has to offer. From discovering the latest trends at the Fashion Outlets of Chicago to dining at one of the 40 nearby restaurants, Rosemont has something for everyone. Try indoor skydiving or bowling, watch a Chicago Dogs ballgame, or rock out to a free concert with fireworks.

MAY - AUG

WINTRUST FIELD

AUG 27

RENAISSANCE SCHAUMBURG CONVENTION CENTER HOTEL

SEP 3 - 5

VILLAGE OF SCHAUMBURG

MEET CHICAGO'S NORTHWEST

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Be in the middle of everything

There’s something for everyone here. Major highways simplify travel with 60+ hotels and O’Hare International Airport. Enjoy 3000+ acres of Busse Woods Forest Preserve. Shopping, dining, and entertainment? Yes, yes and yes. Indoor golf, baseball, LEGOLAND, a winery and craft breweries, too.

ONGOING

VARIOUS

AUG 26

theMART

JUN 9 - OCT 9

540 N. MICHIGAN AVE

CHOOSE CHICAGO

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So many ways to enjoy summer

Summer brings out the best in Chicago, and you’re invited to seize every moment. Come explore the birthplace of the skyscraper, electric blues, and improv comedy. Our city is home to 78 Michelin-awarded restaurants, 77 vibrant neighborhoods, more than 60 museums, over 22 miles of scenic shoreline, and one very unique Rainbow Cone. From our sandy beaches to sky-high observation decks, there’s something fun for everyone.

APR 1 - OCT 30

BROOKFIELD ZOO

JUN - OCT

OAK PARK

MAR - NOV

WESTERN SPRINGS

VISIT OAK PARK

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Discover the beginning of greatness

A “must-see” destination in its own right (or Wright). Enjoy timeless architecture, outdoor adventures, galleries, shops, and eateries of Oak Park. Start with Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home & Studio and 25 Wright-designed buildings around the neighborhood. Discover new worlds at the popular Brookfield Zoo, with 3,000+ animals representing 420+ species in natural habitats.

JUN 26 - SEP 25

OAK BROOK POLO GROUNDS

OCT 2

ELMHURST HISTORY
MUSEUM

JUN - OCT

CANTIGNY PARK

DISCOVER DUPAGE

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Nature meets art

Discover an intriguing blend of urban sophistication and small-town charm. Explore the unexpected and harmonious combination of nature and art at Alebrijes: Creatures of a Dream World at Cantigny Park and The Morton Arboretum’s Human+Nature. Step out of your comfort zone and into distinctive experiences you won’t find anywhere else.

ALL SUMMER

THROUGHOUT
CHICAGO SOUTHLAND

SEP 17

ORLAND PARK
PUBLIC WORKS

SEP 23 - 24

FOX POINTE

CHICAGO SOUTHLAND

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So much to explore

Explore 40,000+ acres of beautiful forestry, hiking and biking trails. Love trains? Little ones will love to see them in action at any of the region’s “railfanning” locations. Enjoy live music at our amphitheaters, lounge at local breweries, or tee off at 600+ holes of golf to invite every skill level.

AUG 19 - 20

OLD JOLIET PRISON

MAY 14 - OCT 8

CITY OF MORRIS

MAY 12 - SEP 4

DULY HEALTH AND
CARE FIELD

HERITAGE CORRIDOR

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Adventure awaits

Welcome to the home of outdoor fun and adventure. Cruise The First Hundred Miles of Route 66, shop and dine in charming I&M Canal Towns, and explore the canyons and seasonal waterfalls of Starved Rock Country. Zipline over quarry lakes, climb the country’s largest high ropes challenge courses, and enjoy miles of hiking, running, and biking trails.

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FUN WHEREVER YOU GO

All within 1 hour of downtown Chicago