Actually, There Are At Least 10 Cool Things To Do In Illinois
You're telling me there's NOTHING to do in your state? Lies! I'll give you a thing or two to do in Illinois - keep reading.
Having some "me time" does sound more appealing 90% of the time to me, but eventually I'll have to step outside of my apartment. Once outside my bubble, I have to decide what to fill my day with. I could definitely go walk on the bike path, have a picnic and hike at my local state park, or take pictures with all the murals around the city.
One of my favorite summer events in Rockford is City Market. Vendors from all over the Stateline come together and sell their locally-made goods, plus bands play for all to enjoy.
It's a really nice time, you can discover new shops you love and have dinner by the river for a beautiful sunset to end your night!
If you're craving something new to do this summer with those extra vacation days you saved up, I made a list of the top 10 coolest things you should do in Illinois. #1 is an absolute MUST!
10 COOLEST THINGS TO DO IN ILLINOIS
#1: Go to a Drive-In movie theater
There are plenty of outdoor movies to see not too far from you! Some of the more popular locations are in McHenry, Earlville, and Sterling.
#2: Find an Adventure Park to release some energy
Spend time outdoors and play all day with friends! Try an Escape Room, compete on obstacle courses, mini golf, and play laser tag at one of these Illinois parks in Lemont, Rockford, and St. Charles.
#3: Chillax at a local beach
Sand between your toes, sun beating down on you, and the noise of water splashing is all you need in life sometimes. The top rated beaches in Illinois can be found in Zion, Chicago, and Wilmette.
#4: Find a cool bar that doubles as a museum
I'm actually just talking about Route 66 Motorheads bar & grill in Springfield. They have car shows, motorcycle rallies, and tons of other events happening throughout the year!
#5: Make a stop at an Amusement Park
Love rollercoasters, go-karts, and carnival games? I gotcha covered! Gurnee, Chicago, Elk Grove Village have what you're looking for.
Find anything that catches your eye yet? If not, here are the last 5 awesome things to do in Illinois if you wanted to try something new!
#6: Visit beautiful wildlife at the zoo - Brookfield Zoo, Lincoln Park Zoo, & Summerfield Zoo
#7: Spend the day at museums - Rockford, Chicago, Springfield, & Skokie
#8: Discover a new brewery - Machesney Park, Rockford, & Byron
#9: Axe Throwing - Mokena, Aurora, Naperville, & Lombard
#10: Thrift Shopping - Mundelein, Bloomington, & Hebron
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