The warm months mean more than just sunbathing and ice cream. Summer is also popular for weddings and anniversaries, and it’s the best time to set out on a romantic getaway.
Take that special someone to one of these resorts for a stay that will make you feel far from home. Find out which of these incredible experiences is near you.
1. Illinois Beach Resort
This is the only resort in Illinois that lies on Lake Michigan, giving you crashing waves and sunny beaches to enjoy. In addition to the ocean-like experience, the resort features delicious food options and luxurious accommodations. Couples can partake in the romance package, which includes chocolate-covered strawberries and more. Nearby excursions include hiking, fishing, boating, golf, shopping, a spa, and Six Flags Great America. The resort is located at 1 Lake Front Dr. in Zion.
2. Oak Brook Hills Resort
This gorgeously landscaped resort is a popular pick for weddings and other romantic needs. It has several onsite restaurants and bars as well as a spa and golf courses. The instant getaway package includes wine, breakfast brought to your room, and time by the pool and at the spa. It is a Hilton Chicago hotel located at 3500 Midwest Rd. in Oak Brook.
3. Lincolnshire Marriott Resort
Couples will love the vast amount of activities available at this resort. There are both indoor and outdoor pools, golf courses, a musical theatre, and a spa. The restaurants use ingredients grown fresh on the grounds, and the destination is popular for weddings. The resort is at 10 Marriott Dr. in Lincolnshire.
4. Anthony Acres Resort
Located right on Lake Sara at 15286 N Resort Rd. in Effingham, this resort has been in business for over 25 years. You'll enjoy a simple getaway that includes golf, fishing, and boating. There are also plenty of nearby forests and restaurants, though you may never want to leave your cabin. Each is equipped with heat and A/C as well as cable TV, a deck, grill, fire pits, and access to the waterfront and a private beach.
5. Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
This luxurious resort offers 80 rooms and over 250 different villas in which you can stay. The resort sits on 6,800 acres of beautiful hills and is popular for weddings and banquets. There are also several restaurants, four golf courses, and an award-winning spa. Nearby excursions include horseback riding, hiking, fishing, boating, tennis, biking, and hot air balloon rides. The resort is located at 444 Eagle Ridge Dr. in Galena.
6. Chestnut Mountain Resort
With 100 upscale rooms, a restaurant, pool, sauna, and Jacuzzi, there are many date options at this resort. Hike 19 different trails over seven hilly acres (which are used for skiing in the winter) or try out a cruise along the Mississippi River, mini golf, or the huge slide ride. This resort's address is 8700 W Chestnut Rd. in Galena.
7. Pheasant Run Resort
This resort is a combination of recreation, fine dining, entertainment, and other onsite venues. Couples will enjoy the apartment-like suites and may take in a show, catch some comedy, golf, play tennis, or swim. The resort has been around for over 50 years and is located at 4051 East Main St. in Saint Charles.
8. Cedar Hill River Resort
Stay in one of five cabins situated throughout 11 acres of the Shawnee National Forest. Settled along the Ohio River Scenic Byway, this resort offers a glamping experience for couples who love the outdoors. Each cabin is spacious and has a kitchen, fireplace, A/C, TV, and hot tub. Enjoy the forest's natural springs and limestone bluffs at one of many nearby parks including Garden of the Gods, Cave-in-Rock, and the Tower Rock National Recreational Center. This resort can be found at Tower Rock Rd. in Elizabethtown.
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