Enjoy Illinois
yesterday at 15:57. Facebook
Catch all the action on and off the ice this Saturday with Enjoy Illinois and the Chicago Wolves! It’s Illinois Tourism Night and we’ll be at the game showing our state pride and showcasing great vacation destinations around Illinois. To top it off, Abe Lincoln will be there to help with our FREE trip giveaways and to take selfies with you and the kids. Let’s go Wolves!
Enjoy Illinois
01/19/2017 at 21:30. Facebook
Today marks the start of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival in Chicago. Now through 1/29, you can see performances across the city from artists around the world, country and right here in Illinois. [ Vimeo.com Link ]

2017 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival: January 19-29

Enjoy Illinois
01/19/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
T-minus ten days until Visit Champaign County Restaurant Week starts. Trust us, your tummy will thank you. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Enjoy Illinois
01/18/2017 at 19:30. Facebook
Any Chicago Wolves fans out there?! Show your state pride at Illinois Tourism Night on 1/21, when the Chicago Wolves face off against the Milwaukee Admirals. To top it off, you could win an Illinois trip giveaway and you’ll get to meet one of our state’s most famous residents! HINT: He was our 16th president and wears a black stovepipe hat. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Enjoy Illinois
01/18/2017 at 16:48. Facebook
Calling all foodies: Chicago Northwest Restaurant Week is almost here. For ten days starting 2/24, diners will enjoy special deals on incredible local restaurants in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. Make your reservations now! [ Bit.ly Link ]
Enjoy Illinois
01/17/2017 at 18:00. Facebook
Fire up your taste buds – Quad Cities Restaurant Week is coming up starting 2/27. Diners can experience $8 lunches or $15-25 dinners at a variety of restaurants in the area. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Enjoy Illinois
01/16/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
This week we’re previewing restaurant week celebrations around the state, starting with Chicago Restaurant Week. Beginning 1/27, diners can experience two weeks of special prix fixe menus for brunch, lunch and dinner from 350 restaurants. And it all kicks off with the First Bites Bash on 1/26 to celebrate the culinary community. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Photo Credit: ©Adam Alexander Photography
Enjoy Illinois
01/16/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the DuSable Museum of African American History. Workshops, local food vendors, dance performances, poetry readings and more will be taking place today from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Enjoy Illinois
01/15/2017 at 18:30. Facebook
The 2017 U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition is coming to Rockford 1/25-28 and you’re invited! Visitors can drive or walk through the Sinissippi Park to view the masterfully carved snow sculptures from all angles. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Rockford Park District – Photos by Jesse Fox
Cozy up at Rocky Comfort Cabins in Makanda this season for a romantic winter weekend. Stay at the Creole House or one of the whimsical “Hobbit” style cottages – The Cove or the Hollow. The cabins are walking distance to Blue Sky Vineyard and just a short drive from Shawnee National Forest, making it an ideal location for a winter adventure. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Looking for a cozy cabin getaway? Look no further than FireFly Lodge on Lake Shelbyville! Rustic wood accents, unique antiques and comfy leather seating make this an ideal place to snuggle up with friends or that special someone. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Looking for new date night ideas for 2017? From arts to fine dining you will definitely want to try out some of these Chicago hot spots in the latest issue of Travel Illinois Magazine. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Winter is a great time to explore Southern Illinois! Nestled in the hills of the Shawnee National Forest, Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins offers beautifully unique log cabins for you to retreat to after a day of exploration! [ Bit.ly Link ]
You’ll be far from “roughing it” during a stay at one of the luxurious Aaron’s Cabins at Goldmoor. Nestled in the middle of the scenic Galena Territory, these cabins come complete with a cozy fireplace and a whirlpool hot tub to make it the perfect winter escape! [ Bit.ly Link ]
You’ll get a different type of cabin fever after spending a weekend at Hickory Hideaway Cabins/more than just lodging. Take time out to relax in one of their cozy cabins complete with a fireplace, whirlpool tub, and a personal catering option. Located on 10 wooded acres just minutes from Lake Carroll, it’s the perfect spot to explore Northwest Illinois. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Visit FIVE different Bald Eagle hot spots during one of Galena’s Bald Eagle Bus Tours this winter. Riders will get the chance to view these incredible birds in their natural habitat as they fish, perch and fly along the beautiful Mississippi River. Get your tickets at [ Bit.ly Link ]
The Robey, Chicago’s newest skyscraper hotel combines modern luxury and classic design! Located in the city’s trendy Wicker Park neighborhood, you will get to experience the unique shopping, dining and nightlife all along the six corners. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Looking for a great place to eagle watch this winter? Starved Rock State Park Eagle Watching Weekend (1/27-1/29) is the place to be! There you’ll find a special ‘Birds of Prey’ show and guided viewing tours all weekend long. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Celebrate our national bird at Bald Eagle Day at the Wildlife Prairie Park on 1/7! From 10am-3pm you will have the chance to take part in a special bird scavenger hunt, build crafts and learn tips for having a successful eagle watching adventure. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Fans of all ages love Great River Eagle Days! Head to the Oakley Lindsay Center in Quincy 1/21-22 for live music, Native American dancers, eagle games for kids, and a chance to go out on a live raptor and eagle watch. [ Bit.ly Link ]