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Garden Gossip & Coffee
Garden Gossip & Coffee
Recreation in Naperville, IL USA

Take a guided walk in our Learning Gardens Garden Gossip & Coffee Saturday, April 20, Naperville & Aurora, 10am, Free Take a guided walk through our gardens to see what's growing as we talk about spring garden combinations and some of our favorite Growing Place Choice plants.


Geneva Classic Car Show
Geneva Classic Car Show
Recreation in Geneva, IL USA

Classic Car Show From 6 - 8pm, free admission. Check out the antique, custom build, muscle, and sport cars. Enjoy delicious treats and a DJ.

GQT Randall 15 + IMAX
GQT Randall 15 + IMAX things to do on a rainy day in Illinois
Imax Theatre in Batavia, IL USA


GQT Savoy 16 + IMAX
GQT Savoy 16 + IMAX things to do on a rainy day in Champaign, IL
Imax Theatre in Savoy, IL USA


Highwood Wednesday Evening Gourmet Markets
Highwood Wednesday Evening Gourmet Markets
Food Tour in Highwood, IL USA

Weekly family and pet friendly events with local food In its 10th season, these markets are recognized as one of the best outdoor markets on the North Shore.


Historic Pleasant Home
Historic Pleasant Home things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Historic Site in Oak Park, IL USA

Guided tours of Pleasant Home are offered year-round to individuals and groups and they allow you to explore this Prairie School design. Explore this opulent mansion designed by prominent Prairie School architect George W. Maher in 1897. A National Historic Landmark, Pleasant Home features a wonderful Arts & Crafts interior with art glass windows and intricate carved wood. Museum shop on site.

Historic Sandwich Opera House
Historic Sandwich Opera House things to do on a rainy day in Illinois
Historic Site in Sandwich, IL USA

Tour the Historic buidling from 1879. Check out our website for current information about performances. Concert Venue. Live theatrical performances. A Wedding and Party Room rental. The Sandwich Opera House preserves a space in history and allows you to go back in time.

Holiday Open House
Holiday Open House things to do on a rainy day in Naperville, IL
Shopping in Naperville, IL USA

A Much Needed, Most Wonderful Weekend of Holiday Magic Holiday Open House November 17 & 18, Both Naperville and Aurora locations A much needed, most wonderful weekend of holiday magic, festive decorations, & tasty treats.

Holiday Open House
Holiday Open House things to do on a rainy day in Naperville, IL
Shopping in Naperville, IL USA

Holiday Open House Saturday & Sunday, November 16 & 17, Naperville & Aurora A most wonderful weekend of holiday magic, festive decorations, & tasty treats.


Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor
Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor
National Park in Lockport, IL USA

National Park The Illinois & Michigan Canal, completed in 1848, connected the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River watershed along a longstanding Indian portage route. The 97-mile canal extended from the Chicago River near Lake Michigan to the Illinois River at Peru, Illinois.

Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum
Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum things to do on a rainy day in Illinois
Museum in Pontiac, IL USA

History of the Mother Road in Illinois The Illinois Route 66 Museum has artifacts, photos, videos, and more. The history of Route 66 in Illinois and the City of Pontiac is on display. Bob Waldmire Road Yacht, VW van, and a collection of his art works are part of the adventure. Donation only admission.

In The Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)
In The Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Theatre in Chicago, IL USA

Idle Muse Theatre Company (IMTC) presents In The Next Room Idle Muse Theatre Company (IMTC) continues its 2019-20 Season with In The Next Room (or The Vibrator Play), by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Morgan Manasa, March 9 - April 5, 2020 at The Edge Theatre Off Broadway, 1133 W Catalpa Ave.

International Museum of Surgical Science
International Museum of Surgical Science things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Science Museum in Chicago, IL USA

The Museum's four floors are filled with extraordinary artifacts, as well as paintings, illustrations and sculptures that interpret the archaic and modern healing practices of Eastern and Western civilizations.

Jingle Bags Cornhole Tournament
Jingle Bags Cornhole Tournament things to do on a rainy day in Illinois
Recreation in Deer Grove, IL USA

Bean bag Tournament Kick off the Holiday Season with a great day of bags, beer, and beef. Santa's helpers might make a special appearance! We'll do 2 blind draws followed by a bring your own partner tournament.Check in starts at 11am and bags fly at noon.

John Deere (waterloo)
John Deere (waterloo) things to do on a rainy day in Quad Cities, IL
Factory Tour in East Moline, IL USA

John Deere Factory Tour - Come see how quality is built. Plan a visit to some of the world's most modern and efficient factories. You'll see how traditional John Deere quality is built into every machine.

Kankakee County Speedway
Kankakee County Speedway
Recreation in Kankakee, IL USA

Stock Car Racing Fun-filled racing action roars through Kankakee County on Friday nights. Kankakee Motor Speedway has seasonal stock car racing including UMP Late Models, UMP Modified, UMP Street Stocks, or the I-Mods.

Kankakee Railroad Museum
Kankakee Railroad Museum things to do on a rainy day in Kankakee, IL
Museum in Kankakee, IL USA

Experience railroad history at the Kankakee Railroad Museum See large operating, running model train displays and railroad memorabilia within Kankakee's restored train depot. The museum also features a scale model replicating the city of Kankakee during the 1950's.

Kid’s Day - Make a Scarecrow Magnet
Kid’s Day - Make a Scarecrow Magnet
Recreation in Aurora, IL USA

Kid’s Day - Make a Scarecrow Magnet Saturday, September 28, 3-5pm, Aurora, Free Bring your kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews to make a cute scarecrow magnet.

Klehm Arboretum
Klehm Arboretum
Museum in Rockford, IL USA

Tour this 155-acre "living museum filled with spectacular gardens and rare trees with a guide or on your own. A 1.8 mile, handicapped-accessible paved path winds through the arboretum plus many secondary, chipped trails. Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden is a 155-acre "living museum filled with spectacular gardens and rare trees.

Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago
Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago things to do on a rainy day in Rosemont, IL
Childrens Museum in Glenview, IL USA

Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago offers 17 interactive, hands-on exhibits for children ages birth to 8. All of our exhibits and programs are aligned to the Illinois State Learning Standards and are designed to nurture a love of learning in young children.

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Illinois

Attractions
Activities
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Places to stay

Regions

Champaign
Chicago
Joliet
Naperville
Rosemont
Schaumburg

Best Places to Stay in Illinois


Country Inn & Suites By Radisson Galena Il
Guest Score:
From $81 / night.


Swimming Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.
Jail Hill Inn
Guest Score:
From $375 / night.


Magnolia Coach House
Guest Score:
From $183 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Silversmith Hotel Downtown Chicago
Guest Score:
From $179 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.

Best Time to Visit Illinois


The best time to visit Illinois is in the summer and fall. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the low 70's and highs in the low 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the upper 50's. Fall temperatures are cold with averages in the mid 40's and highs in the mid 50's. Fall nights are cold with lows in the mid 30's.

Spring Visit Illinois in the summerSummer Visit Illinois in the fallFall Winter


Monthly Temperatures in Illinois


Month Low Avg High
January 14.2 22.6 30.9
February 19.2 27.9 36.5
March 29.1 38.7 48.3
April 39.1 50.0 60.9
May 49.5 61.0 72.5
June 59.3 70.5 81.7
July 64.0 74.6 85.1
August 62.2 72.6 83.0
September 53.7 65.1 76.4
October 42.2 53.3 64.4
November 31.6 40.2 48.8
December 20.3 28.1 35.8

Destinations in and around Illinois to Visit



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