With Fantastic Adventures to Enjoy, Take a Private Tour of Illinois
With fantastic adventures to enjoy and thrill take a private tour of Illinois. This midwestern state borders Indiana in the East and has the Mississippi River to the west.
Illinois has the nickname “the Prairie State” since 1842 when the State was covered with prairie grasses. To this day it is farmland, rolling hills, forests and wetlands.
You would never think it is or was a prairie when you visit the fast and furious city of Chicago or Illinois’s capital city, Springfield. On a city tour you will see a place full of skyscraper skylines or fantastic architecture from years gone by.
There is much to do when you take a sightseeing tour or private boat tour in Illinois and its cities. For instance, you can sail on Lake Michigan, one of the five great lakes in North America.
It happens to be the only one whereby it is entirely in the United States all the other borders Canada.
Visit the multitude of historical and cultural sites and be awakened to the fascinating history of this marvellous state.
Top 10 Things to Do in Illinois
Walk the Magnificent Mile in Chicago on Guided Tour
When your sightseeing tours or guided tours, such as walking the Magnificient Mile, are over and you are looking for a great place to relax and let your hair down then the options are abundant no matter where you are in Illinois.
There are many great restaurants, bars, comedy clubs, theatres and nightclubs in the major cities but Chicago does stand out a bit more than the others.
For some Interesting information;
The first all-colour TV station debuted in Chicago, IL.
The first farming Tower Silo was created in Spring Grove, IL.
The world's tallest man was born in Alton, IL, 8 ft 11 inches.
Twinkies were first invented in River Forest, IL in 1930
Travel Tips for Illinois
As the weather in Illinois is extreme with hot summers and harsh winters, the best time to go will depend on where and what you want from your trip. If you are interested in winters sports and don’t mind the cold them the winter months are for you but if you want warmth and sunshine then early summer months are ideal especially for private tours. Middle of summer is very hot however everywhere has the best air conditioning.
Illinois is about average compared with other states in America. For pub grub, you are looking at it costing $44 for two people however in an Italian restaurant a three-course meal with wine will cost around $75 for 2. Taxis can cost $20 for a 5 mile trip but the subway is very reasonable and easy to get around. Accommodation will vary on the standard, if you are not fussy, a basic 3 star B&B will cost $50 but it can go up to $300 the more stars you want.
Always do research on the city you are travelling to in Illinois especially on what the weather will be like and pack appropriately. Book any private tour you wish to do before travelling to ensure you are not disappointed when you get there. Never carry more cash than needed when out shopping or sightseeing . Be careful when walking at night and never walk alone, take a cab to be on the safe side.
The weather in Illinois is erratic because of its location to Lake Michigan. Winters can be brutal with up to 40 inches of snow on average in Chicago and northern Illinois and very windy at times. Spring and Fall weather can change within hours from warm to cool or vice versa so be prepared but a great time for sightseeing tours. Summer can get very hot and humid. Thunderstorms are common from June to September and in April and May there may be tornadoes.