TWT Travel Binder: Illinois

 

Adam and I visited Chicago in 1999 to attend our friends’ wedding
at the tail end of our honeymoon;
the beginning of September is a gorgeous time to be in the city.

Park spaces are lush and full of friendly local people
soaking up the last sun they’ll see for months,
but tourist numbers are low due to the return of the school year.

It’s a great time to visit the  Field MuseumArt Institute, Navy Pier and Second City,
take an architectural tour cruise on the Chicago River, eat your way through town,
and have an after-dinner cocktail at Signature Room at the 95th,
the penthouse bar at the John Hancock Building, to see clear across the twinkling Midwest.

Here are some resources to help you plan your own “travels with two” to Illinois.


ILLINOIS  – GENERAL
Guides
Illinois State Tourism Guide
Conde Nast Traveler
Frommers
Globe Trekker: Midwest USA

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CHICAGO
Guides
Time Out Chicago
Chicago Magazine
National Geographic
Fodors
Conde Nast Traveler
Travel + Leisure
Anthony Bourdain
Articles
NGT’s Intelligent Travel: I Heart My City: Chicago
Travel + Leisure: Chicago’s Hottest Dogs
New York Magazine: Weekend Escape: Cheat on Broadway with Chicago

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OTHER IL DESTINATIONS
Articles
NGT: The Great Mississippi River Road
NGT: Galena, IL

Have an Illinois tip, story, or blog post you’d like to share?