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Illinois Travel Guide

Often lovingly referred to as being 'the Prairie State,' Illinois houses a diverse range of geographical scenery and landscapes - everything from sprawling metropolices cities like Chicago, to miles of quaint farmland, lush dense forests, wetlands, and green hills. Those looking for a city break and those looking for an immersion in nature will both enjoy a visit to Illinois.

Things to Do in Illinois

While in Illinois, a must is to visit Chicago, the 'windy city'. It goes without saying that trying an authentic thick crust 'Chicago style' pizza should be high on your Chicago to-do list. Don't miss the contemporary art installations that stand proud at Chicago's Cloud Gate, and be sure to take in a scenic afternoon stroll along the Navy Pier. For views, ascend 103 floors to the Skydeck Chicago (the former Sears Tower). This is a great place for photos and panoramas over the Illinois capital, especially as the sun begins to set.

Best Places to Stay in Illinois

Base yourself in Chicago and travel out around the state from there.

Best Time to Visit Illinois

Illinois can be enjoyed all year round.

Price and Availability Index in Illinois

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Illinois is in June, while the cheapest month is in February. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Illinois is in the high season in June. Illinois has its low season in January, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Illinois tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Illinois tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

Vacation Rentals in Illinois

Browse accommodations from all the best providers including Airbnb, VRBO, Glamping Hub and more at AllTheRooms.com. Illinois has 33616 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, luxury travelers and everything in between. A trip to Illinois can be affordable - our lowest price accommodation is available at $10 per night. A typical accommodation in Illinois costs on average $161 per night.

If you need an internet connection during your stay in Illinois, then you can choose from over 399 places to stay that provide WiFi internet. 113 of our accommodations in include a breakfast in the price. You can keep up with your workout regime by staying at one of 23 accommodations that provide gym facilities. Driving to Illinois? Then choose one of the 559 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. 58 hotels and vacation rentals have a pool or jacuzzi.

Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 225 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

We combine a wide variety of Illinois accommodations including vacation rentals, homestays, hostels and other unique places to stay into one easy search. We show results from more than 7 providers, including 469 places to stay from Airbnb, 86 accommodations from VRBO and 46 places to stay from Glamping Hub.

22990 of our places to stay in Illinois have been rated by previous guests. They rated 55% as excellent or good. 8249 accommodations allow instant booking.

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