Illinois

Illinois Travel Guide

Articles about Illinois

By Amy Tara Koch
When seasoned travelers are told that a hotel promises an “authentic” experience, the visceral response is an eye roll. Authenticity is a vibe, not an adjective that can be blithely assigned to a space. But this type of emotional nirvana—the warm ...
By Amy Tara Koch
When seasoned travelers are told that a hotel promises an “authentic” experience, the visceral response is an eye roll. Authenticity is a vibe, not an adjective that can be blithely assigned to a space. But this type of emotional nirvana—the warm ...
By Stephanie Wu
On her first visit to China earlier this year, chef Stephanie Izard returned with a newfound appreciation for hand-pulled noodles, homemade dumplings, and more. The trip was a fact- and food-finding mission for her newest restaurant, Duck Duck Goa...
By Stephanie Wu
On her first visit to China earlier this year, chef Stephanie Izard returned with a newfound appreciation for hand-pulled noodles, homemade dumplings, and more. The trip was a fact- and food-finding mission for her newest restaurant, Duck Duck Goa...
By Amy Tara Koch
In every great city, there is a flea market that attracts the locals like bees to a strawberry rhubarb pie. In Chicago, it’s Randolph Street Market, a Brooklyn-meets-Paris-style outdoor emporium that pops up once a month during the summer. Get rea...
By Amy Tara Koch
David Burke’s Primehouse at The James Chicago is known for massive steaks and classic, gut-expanding sides. But every summer, the restaurant veers from its meat-and-potato repertoire with its beloved weekly Ice Cream Pop-Up. Kicking off today a...

Things to do in Illinois

Visit this urban ecosystem at Lincoln Park Zoo, where birds, fish, frogs, turtles, and insects frolic among native plants. Visitors enjoy free admission and a truly restful lull from the bustling city. For the curious, the park’s website offers a field guide.