Illinois

Illinois Travel Guide

Articles about Illinois

By Lindsay Taub
By Amy Tara Koch
Chicago is a first-class foodie destination where award-winning chefs routinely slice, dice and aerate their way to savory superstardom That said, there are some restaurants that shine a bit brighter than the others. It’s not that they are super-f...
By Colleen Clark
By Travel + Leisure Staff

Restaurants in Illinois

The size of the wood stack outside Fat Willy’s is a solid indication that this place is the real deal. Serving up finger-licking meats like pulled pork, pulled chicken, beef brisket, baby backs, and spare ribs, Fat Wally’s is the go-to place for barbeque.

Things to do in Illinois

Even if you’re not traveling by train, Chicago’s Union Station is a destination in and of itself. Originally designed by the celebrated architect Daniel Burhma, the Great Hall, with its 18 Corinthian columns, pink marble floor, and five-story vaulted ceiling, is breathtaking.