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Must-Know Tips for Your Next Illinois Adventure

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From the best food in state to #nofilter-worthy landmarks, your next trip to Illinois couldn't be any more exciting. We've teamed up with Enjoy Illinois to bring you the ultimate guide to holidaying in the heart of Chicago. Whether you're keen to take an unforgettable road trip across Route 66, sample authentic Chicago deep-dish pizza and hot dogs, or dance to the beats of the legendary local music scene, Illinois has it all.


Be inspired and create your own personalised dream trip with tips for where to go, what to do and the best places to eat in Illinois with the videos below - they're brimming with ideas!


Chicago's 5 Most Famous Dishes


If you're a sucker for pizza and hot dogs, Chicago needs to be on your wanderlist. If you're a local, what are your Chicago must-eats?


5 Ways to See the Real Americana on Route 66


Hire a convertible, take a trip to the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum and get your epic road trip started.


5 Michelin-Starred Restaurants in Chicago That'll Make You Feel Fancy


When nothing but the best will do, there's no place quite like Grant Achatz's Alinea. It's the only three-Michelin starred restaurant in Chicago, famous for its ultra modern takes on American classics.


5 Chicago Bars and Clubs to Party at During Your Trip


From cocktails to craft beers, Chicago's bar scene has everything you could possibly want from a night on the town. Pair them with a handful of small plates, tapas style and share with friends for top evening out.


5 LGBT Events to Visit in Chicago


Join 750,000 people at the 45th year of Pride celebrations and prepare to party. These are the five events you simply cannot miss!


6 Insta-Worthy Places to Eat in Chicago


A trip to Illinois is never complete without first feasting on some pork carnitas tacos.


The Best Food on Route 66


These are the tasty pit stops you need to be making on Route 66.


6 Irresistible Desserts to Try in Illinois


Satisfy your sweet tooth with a trip to Stan's Donuts for their Peanut Butter Pocket, or a pilgrimage to Naha for Sbrisolona. You won't regret it!


5 Picture-Perfect Landmarks Along Route 66


Don't forget to stop at these 5 legendary spots for that perfect selfie along Route 66.


4 Venues All Music Buffs Need to Visit in Illinois


Whether you're a fan of jazz, blues or rock (the Smashing Pumpkins anyone?) the Illinois music scene is where you need to be.


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