9 Small Towns In Illinois Where Downtown Is The Place To Be

Over the past 20 years, many towns across the United States have worked to revive their downtown areas to become the center of life once again. This boom has resulted in small towns with shops, restaurants, parks, attractions, events, and more right in the heart of the town. These towns are doing it right when it comes to having a lively downtown area:

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/

Have you visited the downtown area of any of these towns? Tell us about your experiences in the comments.

For more picturesque places, see 10 Small Towns In Rural Illinois That Are Downright Delightful.