Welcome to our selection of holiday rentals in Illinois.
Illinois is located in the mid-west region of the United States, its largest and arguably most well known city is Chicago and its capital is Springfield. Three U.S. Presidents have been elected whilst living in Illinois; Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant and Barack Obama. Ronald Reagan was also born in Illinois.
Being famous for its connection with Abraham Lincoln, Illinois is host to the Lincoln Heritage Museum. The Museum holds various exhibits and artifacts including a rocker that belonged to one of Lincoln’s four sons, a civil war exhibit and an original oil painting of Abraham Lincoln. On the way into the museum, visitors walk through the hall of presidents, featuring a collection of letters and documents, all hand written and signed by chief executives and first ladies and includes other commemorative artifacts.
For those who enjoy a more adventurous day out, Illinois offers a range of activities to choose from. The Rocky Springs conservation area is a great place for those who love hiking and has many trails to choose from, most can also be used for cross-country skiing. Wine lovers will also enjoy a trip to the Alto Vineyards, which offers a chance to taste the wide variety of produce and also hosts two festivals to enjoy.
Illinois also offers amusement parks for those with younger visitors. The Raging Rivers water park is a must see, with wave pools and a huge range of water slides for all the family to enjoy. The Six Flags amusement park is a great place to visit for those families who prefer a thrill ride. The park has many rides to enjoy including the Raging Bull, the tallest and the fastest coaster in the park and is the worlds first ‘hyper-twister coaster’. There are also rides for those with younger children and a water park.
At the present time we are sorry but we do not have any holiday rentals available in Illinois.
Things to do
Phillips Park Zoo
The Philips Park Zoo is located in Aurora and is dedicated to North American species such as the Mountain Lion, the Timber Wolf, Alligators and the Bald Eagle, the national symbol of the United States. The Park also has its own golf course to enjoy.
Magic Waters Waterpark
The Magic Waters Waterpark is a fantastic place to visit for family’s with young children. Tsunami Bay is a wave pool with waves reaching 6 feet in height, there are a range of slides and the “little lagoon”, a place for young children to enjoy.
Chicago offers a range of things to do for lovers of city breaks. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is an interesting visit along with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Chicago Theatre. Chicago has the third tallest building in the world and the Skydeck allows visitors to step into a glass box and look down, suspended over 1300 feet in the air.
Chanute Aerospace Museum
The Chanute Aerospace Museum is an interesting visit for those who love the air and aircraft throughout the ages. The Museum has a range of aircraft from historical fighters and bombers including a prototype XB-47 Stratojet bomber, the A-7 Corsair 2 to modern fighters like the F15, a jet still used by the American Air force today.
Chicago’s largest airport is the Chicago O’Hare International Airport which is also one of the worlds busiest airports. Other international airports include; Chicago Midway International and Quad City International Airports. Illinois is also served by numerous regional airports.
Chicago is Illinois largest city.
Springfield is the state capital.
Other notable cities include Cairo, Rockford and Edwardsville.
The climate in Illinois is varied with summer temperatures can reaching well into the 30s °C its not unknown for temperatures to reach over 40°C. In winter temperatures can drop well below freezing. Illinois often has more extreme weather conditions such as thunderstorms and tornados, which are fairly common.
Illinois is located in the central-northern region of the United States and sharing boarders with Kentucky, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin. The states northeastern corner has a coast on Lake Michigan, one of the Great Lakes.