Illinois

Illinois Travel Guide

Articles about Illinois

By Amy Tara Koch
Windy City winters are abysmal. The light at the end of the sub-zero tunnel for long-suffering Chicagoans? A summertime escape; an opportunity to spend hours perched upon sun drenched rooftop decks drinking in the city and, of course, its killer c...
By Caroline Hallemann
After paying your respects to those who died while serving in the military, celebrate the holiday weekend by visiting one of the new national monuments designated by President Obama in 2015. Browns Canyon National Monument Browns Canyon’s 21...
By Katrina Brown Hunt

Sauce or no sauce? Burnt ends or whole pig? Travel + Leisure readers offered meaty results in the search for the nation’s best barbecue. 

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Nine destinations that have held the title, from Istanbul to Times Square.

By Amy Tara Koch
Her father may be fashion royalty, but Dylan Lauren’s achievements in the sweets sector have cemented her status as America’s confectionary queen. With her latest branch of Dylan’s Candy Bar now open on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, she has big plan...
By Caroline Hallemann

Stunning vistas from the Grand Canyon to Dubai—and how to see them for yourself.

Restaurants in Illinois

Fine dining is broken down to the barest essentials at this 32-seat steampunk bistro on Ashland Avenue in West Town. The menu of Asian-tinged, eclectic American dishes changes seasonally, but staples include a daily crudo selection and maple-soy-glazed black cod.

Things to do in Illinois

The airy, bright atmosphere of Greektown’s Atropolis is a welcome respite from the concrete of the city.