Just 20 miles west of Chicago, DuPage County is one of the greenest counties in Illinois. From biking paths to hiking trails, golf courses to polo clubs DuPage County, offers all the great outdoors adventures you could want.

There’s so much to see and do in DuPage County, with our family-friendly museums, fascinating cultural and historical exhibits, tranquil forest preserves and impressive performing arts facilities, including Brookfield Zoo and Morton Arboretum.

Beer is the drink of choice in DuPage County, and microbreweries and craft breweries are definitely on the rise in the region. DuPage’s diverse community, green spaces, and sustainability efforts provide an ideal setting for craft breweries. Two to check out are Alter Brewing in Downers Grove and Church Street Brewing Company in Itasca.

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From the gigantic Mall of America – the largest shopping and entertainment centre in the US – to the stores on Chicago’s tree-lined Magnificent Mile, from outlet centres with terrific prices to hip shops with unique clothes, the Great Lakes states are a paradise for shoppers.

Trip Ideas

The Great Lakes region offers a great selection of trip ideas. You can preplan your routes, have a a look at our suggested itineraries, or be spontaneous and free and just jump into the car and venture out to – a winery, a sandy beach, a cosy bed and breakfast, a secluded trail – the choice is yours.


Festival time in the Great Lakes states means decision time for visitors – because there are so many to choose from.


Soaring skyscrapers and roaring motorbikes, the US’s largest shopping and entertainment centre and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the home of Abraham Lincoln, America’s most-famous president, and the music of Motown – they’re just some of the great attractions the Great Lakes states have to offer.


Whether you are planning a golf trip to an isolated gem in the wilderness or just want a quality round while traveling on a business trip then the Great Lakes has them all.


Fancy a wander through some terrific scenery in Illinois? Then, head for the Starved Rock State Park in Utica, which overlooks the Illinois River and has rushing waterfalls, towering trees and awe-inspiring canyons. Two million visitors a year explore its scenic trails and enjoy the panoramic views from tall bluffs.