7 Incredible River Cruises You Can Only Take In Illinois

When most people think of a cruise, they think of life on the open ocean, but you can get a boating experience just as good, if not better, right here in Illinois.

Travel the rivers the way Mark Twain used to as you wind up and down the Mississippi River or make your way through one of the greatest cities in the U.S. on the Chicago River. From riverboats to yachts, and day trips to extended excursions, you can travel nearly the entire state by waterway.

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/

Do you love spending time by the water? Then check out this Illinois waterfall road trip guide.

Have you taken a river cruise before? Tell us all about your experiences in the comments below!