Illinois

Illinois Travel Guide

Articles about Illinois

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.

By Kavita Mokha

Do your sightseeing while you work out in the world’s best cities for running.

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

One of Chicago’s oldest used bookstores and a Wicker Park institution, Myopic Books offers bibliophiles more than 80,000 editions, including some collectibles.