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Aug 16, 2018

Illinois Office of Tourism Releases New Fall/Winter Travel Illinois Magazine

CHICAGO –  The new fall/winter Travel Illinois magazine titled “Just Go!” is now available online and in print, offering inspiration for fall getaways and adventurous activities throughout the colder months to come. From staying in quirky treehouses, to getting lost in corn mazes, to climbing frozen waterfalls in Starved Rock, there is no shortage of amazing ways to experience Illinois this time of year.   

The magazine highlights incredible places to eat, stay and play across the state this fall and winter including:

Chicago and Beyond – Spotlight on Ottawa

  • Sip craft beers at Tangled Roots Brewing Company in Ottawa
  • Take a scenic paddle ride along the sandstone bluffs at Buffalo Rock State Park
  • Stay at the charming River House Bed and Breakfast set on a high bluff overlooking the Illinois and Fox Rivers

 Great Rivers Country

  • Explore a tropical atrium at the Quad City Botanical Garden
  • Dig into one of Lagomarcino’s famous hot fudge sundaes in Moline
  • Experience an open-concept, eco-friendly hotel-stay at Element Moline

 Land of Lincoln

  • Visit a restored cabin at Marshall Visitors Center to experience how Illinois settlers lived
  • Enjoy the signature flowerpot bread at the Gallatin Street Grille in Vandalia
  • Relax in a cabin close to the water at Anthony Acres Resort in Effingham

Trails to Adventure

  • Marvel at the Bald Knob Cross of Peace overlooking the Shawnee National Forest
  • Dig into some tasty barbecue at 17th Street BBQ in Murphysboro
  • Enroll and stay at the Davie School Inn, a 1910 schoolhouse transformed into a B&B

 The “Just Go!” issue also features an interview with celebrity-chef Rick Bayless who shares his favorite Chicago restaurants, neighborhoods, markets and theaters.

To download or order a free copy of the fall/winter 2018-19 Travel Illinois magazine click here.

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