Sometimes you just need to get away with your girlfriends. Pack your bags and hit the road! It’s a Girl’s Weekend! Shopping, eating and plenty of fun that is affordable, flexible and a drivable destination.
The beauty and majesty of the Starved Rock State Park area is in full display during winter. Only 90 minutes from Chicago, IL, Flock to the Rock to watch beautiful eagles, see majestic icefalls, enjoy great dining, stay in rustic lodging, find cute boutique stores, and more.
Escape the city and find your fun and relaxation in Alliance, our charming town nestled in the beautiful Nebraska sandhills. You’ll find everything you need and nothing you don’t.
From scenic drives, to art, local brews, Historical architecture, and more you can satisfy your wanderlust in our wide open spaces!
Follow Abraham Lincoln’s footsteps and discover the true beginnings of the legendary 16th president in Springfield, Illinois.
Explore authentic Lincoln historic sites, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and much more. See the itinerary for the Top Must-See Places on Abe’s Perfect Journey.
Explore over ten iconic Route 66 destinations in Springfield, Illinois. Try a famous cozy dog from the Cozy Dog Drive In, a classic Route 66 diner. Take A selfie with the Lauterbach Giant and in front of Mahan’s Filling Station. Spend an evening under the starts at the Route 66 Twin Drive-In Theater. Stay a while and visit all of Springfield’s world-class Mother Road attractions! Learn more at: visitspringfieldillinois.com
A thriving community made with uncommon character for over 175 years. You can easily spend a couple of days exploring St. Joseph. Today, St. Jo is home to 13 museums, 15 festivals, a thriving arts and music culture, and unique park system. This summer, check out our many summer music festivals, like Coleman Hawkins Jazz Festival and Trails West!®
Coast for a while in Wisconsin’s Maritime Capital and you will discover a rich maritime past. This shipbuilding hub has turned out a variety of ships, from haul schooners to WWII Submarines to pleasure crafts and Yachts. Be sure to visit the Wisconsin Maritime Museum and take a walk to the Manitowoc Breakwater Light. You can follow Mariners Trail to Two Rivers, a vibrant fishing and shipping hub. Charter a fishing boat or scuba dive numerous ship wrecks, all along pristine soft sand beaches.
Wisconsin Harbor Towns Association (WHTA) is proud to represent our 18 member communities. Dotted along 1,100 magnificent miles of scenic coastline, from sophisticated cities to quaint fishing villages, Wisconsin’s harbor towns feature a unique smorgasbord of outdoor recreation, museums, shopping, arts, dining and relaxing scenery. The WHTA, a non-profit organization of these communities, was formed in the summer of 2000. We invite you to enjoy yourself on and along the waters we call home.
Get your kicks on Route 66 – in the I&M Canal Heritage Corridor! Fill up your touring vehicle tank with gas and get ready for a kickin’ good time down the infamous Route 66, America’s Main Street! There are many iconic stops on Route 66 in the Corridor that you won’t want to miss.
Route 66 is the ‘Mother Road’ and Illinois is where it all begins! From the majestic skyline of Chicago to the Mighty Mississippi; you’ll experience the romance of the road and discover the legendary people and places that have given millions of travelers their ‘kicks on Route 66.