Here Are 12 Spots In Illinois You Must Explore This Winter

Those dropping temps, winds, and snowfall definitely encourage us to stay in and hibernate in winter. But it doesn’t have to be that way! We should get bundled up, head outside, and explore some of our favorite Illinois places “winter style.” Here are the 12 spots you should hit up this winter.

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:

If you head out to any of these places and happen to have your camera, don’t forget to get a picture and post it on the Only in Illinois Facebook page.