Handmade, Homemade, Locally Made

When you travel, you want to experience the one-of-a-kind stops that you can’t find anywhere else. Are we right? That’s why Enjoy Illinois created the Illinois Made Program, a program highlighting the best places you can only find in Illinois.

We’re so glad they did too! Why? Because in the Springfield area we have over a dozen Illinois Makers. Whether hand-crafted furniture created from 100+ year old American barns and buildings, local candies and other sweets, unique dining experiences or a delicious locally crafted cup of java, mug of brew or glass of wine, we invite you to indulge in one of our local businesses honored to be certified through the program.

Ride the Southern Dozen – Johnson City, TN

The South’s Greatest Motorcycle Rides!

The Founders Ride, a Signature Ride in the Johnson City, Tennessee’s famous Southern Dozen! This road trip is about 36 miles, with plenty of things to see and do along the way. Stop at Boones Creek, Daniel Boone’s old stomping grounds, the Gray Fossil Site, the oldest town in the state and that just gets you started! Learn more about this Tennessee ride.

21st Annual International Route 66 Mother Road Festival

The International Route 66 Mother Road Festival brings classic car, street machines, muscle cars and hot rod enthusiasts to historic downtown Springfield for an incredible weekend of family entertainment. Food, music and fun, plus a burnout contest like no other!

First Timers Visit to Fargo

Maybe you’ve heard of Fargo from the movie or TV series, but you’ve never actually visited the real place. We promise, it’s nothing like what you see on TV. This two-day itinerary for your first visit will cover all the fun things to do in Fargo!

Mississippi “Delectable Driving” Tour

Adventurous eaters will find plenty to love in Mississippi, from Cajun and creole favorites to seafood dishes, farm-to-table cuisine, and gourmet tasting menus. Whatever flavor you’re craving, you’re sure to find it in Mississippi.

Mississippi has so much to offer when it comes to delectable Souther cuisine, culture, and entertainment. This summer, you certainly don’t want to miss fresh farm-to-table menus seasoned with the perfect amount of cajun flavorings. For food eaters in the know, check out our itinerary to hit the best restaurants in Mississippi.

Mississippi “Puptastic” Pet-Friendly Tour

Mississippi welcomes pets to its vast green spaces, winding waterways and walkable downtowns. Many of our restaurants, hotels and attractions accommodate pets, so grab that leash and get ready to relax and refresh your spirit in the Magnolia State.

Mississippi offers several pet-friendly hotels, restaurants, attractions, and events that you can bring your pet to this summer! If you’re looking for a fun, family-friendly environment that includes your pet, we encourage you to view our itinerary here. Trust us, you and your pet will have an unforgettable time and create memories that last a life time. After all, your pet deserves to have fun and explore new places too!

Mississippi Arts & Culture “Artinerary” Tour

Mississippi has a rich cultural heritage that has produced world-changing luminaries in the visual arts, music, and literature. That makes our state a perfect place for a getaway where you can experience art, in all its forms, and find your inspiration, too.