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Located in the midwest of the United States, Illinois is rightfully nicknamed "the Prairie State," for its large swaths of farmland, forests, hills, and wetlands. Illinois is home to Chicago, one of the largest cities in the U.S., which sits on the shores of Lake Michigan. Chicago is a major business center, home to the Chicago Cubs, and many other tourist attractions like the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Museum. Illinois is also home to other cities like Springfield, the capital, Rockford, or Peoria, to name a few—but for a glamping getaway, where you really want to go to are places like Shawnee National Forest and Starved Rock State Park. Visit Illinois and go glamping for a new experience in the Prairie State!

Things to do in Illinois outside

There are so many things to do in Illinois, and you're probably thinking about Chicago tourist attractions. But what we want to talk about is the amazing state parks and forests in Illinois! When you go on vacation in Illinois, sure, cross off the big-city items first. But then, you have to take some time to get outdoors! You don't know what you're missing out on. The Shawnee National Forest is a destination like no other; hike the 400 miles of trails, visit local wineries and craft breweries, and more! A popular hike is the trail out to Garden of the Gods, a towering sandstone outcropping formed millions of years ago. You can also do a Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour and go zip-lining through acres of forest! White Crane Canoe Rentals also give two-hour guided tours by canoe or kayak of the Cache River. When you're done exploring the forest, sample the flavors of southern Illinois grapes at vineyards like Blue Sky Vineyard, on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. Starved Rock State Park is another popular Illinois attraction. Here, explore the park's waterfalls, canyons, and views of the Illinois River. Less than 100 miles southwest of Chicago, Starved Rock State Park is home to 18 canyons, seasonal waterfalls, and 15 miles of hiking trails. Lastly, no outdoor vacation in Illinois could be complete without a visit to Illinois' waterways. Kayak the Chicago River, go sailing on Lake Michigan, or raft the Vermillion River, to see Illinois' splendor from a whole new perspective. However you decide to fill your Illinois vacation, our glamping accommodations are the perfect home base for your adventures.

Illinois weather

Illinois has four proper seasons, meaning a cold and snowy winter to hot and humid summers. The winters can be quite cold, with subzero temperatures at times and high wind, but with winter temperatures normally around 20°F. Summers in Illinois can get very hot, with highs around 90°F. St. Patrick's Day in March brings visitors to Chicago from all over. Other popular events include the Taste of Chicago food festival in July and the Illinois State Fair in Springfield in August.