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Experience Midwestern Culture and Explore the Prairie State With a Weekend Getaway in Illinois

There is a reason why Illinois was nicknamed the Prairie State; a vacation to this Midwestern state lets you travel through scenic farmlands, wetlands, and rolling hills. It's also a state of firsts - the first skyscraper in the US was erected in Chicago, and so was the first Ferris wheel. Besides, you will find quaint, beautiful towns with lovely restaurants, shops, historical sites, and many thrilling activities.

City Breaks in Illinois: Top Accommodations

Cottage Effingham
Dec 7 - Dec 14
$142 per night
Cottage ∙ 12 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Cottage in Effingham with Wood-Burning Fireplace

4.9
Outstanding (478 ratings)
Effingham, Douglas Township, Illinois
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Cabin Tonica
Jun 14 - Jun 21
$170 per night
Cabin ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Quiet Cabin in Tonica with Jacuzzi, Yard & Grill

5.0
Outstanding (30 ratings)
Tonica, Eden Township, Illinois
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House Rockford
Aug 10 - Aug 17
$425 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms

Charming Vacation Home in Rockford with Yard, Grill & Patio + River Views

5.0
Outstanding (65 ratings)
Rockford, Rockford Township, Illinois
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Best Weekend Getaway Destinations in Illinois

Best Weekend Getaway Destinations in Illinois

From the scenic views of the Mississippi River in the west to the relaxing shores of Lake Michigan in the northeast, Illinois has plenty of note-worthy towns where you can relax and experience Midwestern hospitality.

  • 1. Galena

    Whether you're on a honeymoon, a gastronomic tour, family vacation, or a culture trip, Galena guarantees a place for relaxation. Take a wine-tasting tour to one of the two local wineries, tour the home of the civil war hero, Ulysses S. Grant. During fine weather, take a swinging session in one of Galena's ten golf courses. You'll love the town's natural scenery while taking a boat or kayak on the Galena River. Outdoor enthusiasts will relish fishing and hiking in the Apple River Canyon State Park.

  • 2. Champaign-Urbana

    Comprising two unique, beautiful cities, Champaign-Urbana boasts the University of Illinois main campus, which gives the city a vibrant college vibe. Blend in the spirit of higher learning with a tour around the campus' Spurlock Museum and see a wide selection of exhibits and artifacts from all over the globe. On a sunny Saturday morning, head down for shopping or a taste of Midwestern coffee with a tour around the Market at the Square.

  • 3. Springfield

    This stunning city welcomes travelers to a natural escape, featuring the silently winding Sangamon River and the 40-acre Adams Wildlife Center. If you’re a fan of President Abraham Lincoln, Springfield is the best place to learn more about him. There are several monuments and statues dedicated to Abraham, including the 31ft. statue at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on N 6th St.

Best Places to Stay for City Breaks in Illinois

House The Galena Territory
Mar 29 - Apr 5
-26%
$675
$500 per night
House ∙ 12 guests ∙ 6 bedrooms

House in The Galena Territory with Outdoor Pool

4.4
Very good (45 ratings)
The Galena Territory, Guilford Township, Illinois
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House Ingleside
Jun 22 - Jun 29
$892 per night
House ∙ 17 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Ingleside with Private Balcony + Huge View

4.9
Outstanding (52 ratings)
Ingleside, Grant Township, Illinois
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Cottage Nauvoo
Jul 20 - Jul 27
$159 per night
Cottage ∙ 6 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Cottage in Nauvoo with Grill & Patio + Degree View

4.9
Outstanding (176 ratings)
Nauvoo, Sonora Township, Illinois
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Things to Do During Your Weekend Getaway in Illinois

Things to Do During Your Weekend Getaway in Illinois

A weekend getaway in Illinois offers guests endless opportunity to explore world-class museums, parks, historical sites, hearty midwestern restaurants, and retail shops.

  • 1. The Magnificent Mile

    Drive through Chicago's Michigan Avenue and see the splendor of the Magnificent Mile. This one-mile stretch has a variety of shopping destinations, ranging from upscale boutiques to high-street stores. The Mile is also known for its landmark structures such as the Trump Tower and the Wrigley Building. Furthermore, you'll find several restaurants, live-entertainment venues, and a selection of museums.

  • 2. Anderson Japanese Garden

    See blossoming flowers and attractive greenery in the Anderson Japanese Garden. Nestled in Illinois's third-largest city, Rockford, the garden entices travelers looking for a place to relax and unwind. You will love the attention to detail that went into the planning and strategic placement of the pagodas, bridges, water pools, and lanterns to result in a natural masterpiece. Bring along a camera, as the beautiful colors offer the perfect photo backdrop.

  • 3. Cahokia Mounds

    Travel back in time by exploring the largest collection of prehistoric Native Indian settlements in the US. This UNESCO World Heritage Site comprises more than 100 mounds, artificial gravel or sand hills built by the natives for religious and burial purposes. The site dates back to 700-1400 AD, a period when the settlement is believed to have been at its peak. A visit to the Resource Center reveals stories about the Native Americans who built the mounds through films, audio recordings, and dioramas.

Recommended Accommodations for City Breaks in Illinois

House Fox Lake
Feb 8 - Feb 15
$207 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

House in Fox Lake with Yard, Patio & Grill + Amazing Views

5.0
Outstanding (98 ratings)
Fox Lake, Grant Township, Illinois
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Cabin Ellsworth
Jul 20 - Jul 27
$76 per night
Cabin ∙ 5 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Cabin in Ellsworth with Grill, Patio & Yard

4.9
Outstanding (228 ratings)
Ellsworth, Dawson Township, Illinois
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House The Galena Territory
Apr 16 - Apr 23
-20%
$475
$379 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

House in The Galena Territory with Indoor Pool

4.9
Outstanding (196 ratings)
The Galena Territory, Guilford Township, Illinois
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What to Pack for Your Weekend Getaway in Illinois

What to Pack for Your Weekend Getaway in Illinois

When packing, you need to consider certain factors such as the climatic conditions of your intended Midwestern destinations as well as the outdoor activities and indoor attractions on your itinerary.

  • 1. Clothes

    Whether you travel in summer or winter, Illinois experiences daily weather fluctuations. It's only safe that you carry both light and layered garments. However, you may consider including a swimsuit for a summer trip, and water-resistant boots and a heavy jacket for winter.

  • 2. Outdoor Gear

    In a land of natural beauty and outdoor attractions like Illinois, you should bring a picnic blanket, water bottles, comfortable sneakers, active-wear, sunscreen, and hat.

  • 3. Money and Drivers' Licence

    Cash money and credit cards will come in handy when visiting various attractions if they only offer one method of payment. A driver's license is essential for renting a car.

  • 4. Electronic Gadgets

    When touring the Prairies State, bring along a camera to capture the best places and moments. A smartphone helps you keep in touch with your friends at home and on social media. Hence, bring along a charger and an adaptor.

Top Offers for City Breaks in Illinois

House Rockford
Jul 30 - Aug 6
$179 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms

Nice Vacation Home in Rockford with 2-Car Garage

5.0
Outstanding (22 ratings)
Rockford, Rockford Township, Illinois
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House Loraine
Jul 20 - Jul 27
$383 per night
House ∙ 14 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

Nice Vacation Home in Loraine with Expansive Balcony

5.0
Outstanding (36 ratings)
Loraine, Keene Township, Illinois
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House Creal Springs
Apr 22 - Apr 29
-57%
$346
$149 per night
House ∙ 9 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Creal Springs with Patio, Grill & Yard + Lake Views

5.0
Outstanding (43 ratings)
Creal Springs, Williamson County, Illinois
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Information about Weekend Getaway in Illinois

😎 Least busy month May
🥳 Busiest month January
🛏️ Popular home types Apartment rental and House rental
🌡️ Hottest months July and August
❄️ Coldest months January and February
🌧️ Rainiest months 14 rainy days in January and May

Frequently Asked Questions

Weekend Getaway in Illinois: What is the cost of a stay?

The average cost for a vacation home in Illinois is usually around $225 and $439 per night.

Can I find a vacation home for a group of guests for Weekend Getaway in Illinois?

in Illinois, large groups should look for House rental since they can fit 8 people.

How many accommodations are available to book for a weekend getaway in Illinois?

There are more than 35,048 city break accommodations available in Illinois with prices starting at $69 per night.

What kinds of vacation rentals can I find for Weekend Getaway in Illinois?

There are many House rental and Apartment rental that are perfect for Weekend Getaway in Illinois.

How much does it cost to take a weekend getaway in Illinois?

The cost of a vacation home in Illinois for the weekend can start from $69 and can go up to $439 per night.

Do many vacation rentals in Illinois include a pool?

Absolutely, more than 43% accommodations in Illinois come with a pool.

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