12 Beautiful Cities In Illinois You’ll Want To Explore That Aren’t Chicago

While there are plenty of lovely places to explore in Illinois’ “Windy City,” it often distracts from the many other beautiful settlements in our great state. North to south, there are dozens of gorgeous cities everyone should visit at least once.

Keep scrolling for 12 of the most stunning cities in Illinois – other than Chicago because, seriously, we’ve all heard enough.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

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