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Lunch Delivery Options for Elgin Vax Site

Lunch Delivery Options for Elgin Vax Site

Elgin has so many different type of cuisine just a phone call away. Check out some of the local options available when you are working or volunteering at the Kane/Cook Elgin Mass Vaccination Site. Just click on the website link to see the menu and delivery options. If you see this post and would like… Read more »

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Wow with your Mother’s Day gift this year. Shop local finds to make Mom gasp with delight! Discover shops and boutiques in the Elgin area that have that “wow factor” and uniqueness that can’t be found anywhere else. Select an image below for more information! Flowers Give the classic gift of flowers this year! Explore… Read more »

Egg Hunt Itinerary

Egg Hunt Itinerary

Events are back! And we couldn’t be more excited to welcome you here for a fun and safe Egg Hunt event. Thanks to Big Timber Fest, you’re probably planning on visiting the Elgin area. If you’re new we wanted to show off some places to go during your visit! Scroll down to see our recommendations… Read more »

Elgin Area Confections

Elgin Area Confections

Let your sweet tooth lead the way! Find candy stores, homemade custard and decadent dipped strawberries all located in the Elgin area. Keep reading to discover some of the most delicious, decadent confections you can experience while visiting!   Add your business’ incredible treat with us by submitting your photo and information to us at… Read more »

A Winter Weekend for Families

A Winter Weekend for Families

Tired of staying in? Enjoy a weekend getaway in the Elgin area this winter! This itinerary will cover activities to do each day and a number of restaurant options with descriptions of each location. Health and safety information is included throughout the itinerary and our resource center. Now let’s hit the road! What you’ll need… Read more »

The Ultimate Illinois Road Trip

The Ultimate Illinois Road Trip

Last year the Explore Elgin Area CVB teamed up with 16 other destinations across Illinois. Together we created a comprehensive list of the best attractions, foods and more that can be found while road tripping in Illinois. Look below to see the categories and click on them to learn more! We recommend researching desired locations… Read more »

Valentine’s Day Events and Activities

Valentine’s Day Events and Activities

Happy February! And soon we’ll be saying “Happy Valentine’s Day”. You’ll find that the Elgin area is preparing for many themed events this month. Grab that special someone, the family or the girls to head out or tune into to an event about this LOVEely holiday!   Valentines for Veterans Symonds-Madison Funeral Home February 1 –… Read more »

Things to Do this February

Things to Do this February

There’s a lot going on this month in the Elgin area! Keep reading to see what’s happening in the Elgin area this month. The categories are Black History Month, Outdoor Events, Crafty Events, Arts and Entertainment and more! Black History Month Black Then, Black Now, Black in the Middle… Side Street Studio Arts Gallery Hours:… Read more »

A Scenic Elgin Area Winter

A Scenic Elgin Area Winter

This winter has undoubtedly brought us lots of snow. Our residents and visitors have been taking some breathtaking pictures and we had to share them! Check out this incredible collection of winter photos. If you have any pictures that you would like to share with us, send them to Madison@ExploreElginArea.com, use #ExploreElgin when posting your… Read more »

Blue Box Cafe Foodie Friday

Blue Box Cafe Foodie Friday

Recently, we’ve seen our community come together to support local businesses, namely our local restaurants. Tune in to our blog every Friday to see our Foodie Friday features. Where we give a shout-out to local eateries and delve into fan favorites, specialties, and more! #SupportLocalBusiness #ElginStrong Blue Box Cafe www.theblueboxcafe.com    Start the weekend off… Read more »

Rosie O’Hare’s Public House Foodie Friday

Rosie O’Hare’s Public House Foodie Friday

Recently, we’ve seen our community come together to support local businesses, namely our local restaurants. Tune in to our blog every Friday to see our Foodie Friday features. Where we give a shout-out to local eateries and delve into fan favorites, specialties, and more! #SupportLocalBusiness #ElginStrong Rosie O’Hare’s Public House www.rosieohares.com   Start the weekend… Read more »

Winter Date Night

Winter Date Night

The winter season is in full swing! Now that the holidays are over and we find ourselves with time to spare, why not spend it with that special someone? Let us break down some of the best ways to spend a winter date night in the Elgin area.   Take an Outdoor Adventure Hit the… Read more »

Explore Elgin’s Winter Amenities in 2021

Explore Elgin’s Winter Amenities in 2021

When looking for something to do this winter, consider Elgin as a stop to enjoy wintertime activities. Elgin has been a top spot for outdoor adventures for years, and this winter won’t be any different. There are many activities perfect for friends and families to enjoy while remaining safe and enjoying the scenic winter weather…. Read more »

Winners of the Explore Elgin Area Lights Contest!

Winners of the Explore Elgin Area Lights Contest!

On December 28th, we tallied up the 1,086 vote submissions that came in. And we announced the winners in each of the 4 categories. Scroll down to see the results! Displays will remain up until at January 1st at the earliest. We’ve updated our interactive map with special icons for our winner making it easy… Read more »

CRAFT Donuts + Coffee Foodie Friday

CRAFT Donuts + Coffee Foodie Friday

Recently, we’ve seen our community come together to support local businesses, namely our local restaurants. Tune in to our blog every Friday to see our Foodie Friday features. Where we give a shout-out to local eateries and delve into fan favorites, specialties, and more! #SupportLocalBusiness #ElginStrong CRAFT Donuts + Coffee www.craftdonutscoffee.com/location/west-dundee-bakery-and-cafe/    Start the weekend… Read more »

Holiday Displays 2020

Holiday Displays 2020

This year we have seen the continuation of a beloved holiday tradition. Driving around the neighborhood, admiring the bright, shining displays. Some spots have even started collecting donations for various nonprofits in the area. Here you can find the details on some of the best displays in the Elgin Area.   Explore Elgin Area Lights… Read more »

Emmetts Brewing Co Foodie Friday

Emmetts Brewing Co Foodie Friday

Recently, we’ve seen our community come together to support local businesses, namely our local restaurants. Tune in to our blog every Friday to see our Foodie Friday features. Where we give a shout-out to local eateries and delve into fan favorites, specialties, and more! #SupportLocalBusiness #ElginStrong Emmett’s Brewing Co. www.emmettsbrewingco.com Start the weekend off right… Read more »

Holiday Lights Scavenger Hunt

Holiday Lights Scavenger Hunt

Make your drive to see the Explore Elgin Area Lights display more interesting. And participate in the Explore Elgin Area Lights scavenger hunt! We’ve taken unique pieces of 12 displays for you to hunt down while on your drive. All 12 of these displays are listed in our interactive map. Haven’t used an interactive map… Read more »

Copper Barrel Foodie Friday

Copper Barrel Foodie Friday

Recently, we’ve seen our community come together to support local businesses, namely our local restaurants. Tune in to our blog every Friday to see our Foodie Friday features. Where we give a shout-out to local eateries and delve into fan favorites, specialties, and more! #SupportLocalBusiness #ElginStrong Copper Barrel on State www.barrelonstate.com   Start the weekend… Read more »

Experience Explore Elgin Area’s Lights

Experience Explore Elgin Area’s Lights

Explore Elgin Area is determined to end 2020 on a good note. And what better way to brighten up the end of the year other than actually brightening up our communities! Explore Elgin Area’s Lights is a holiday lights contest and we need to hear from you. What displays do you like best? Hop in… Read more »

The Village Squire Foodie Friday

The Village Squire Foodie Friday

Recently, we’ve seen our community come together to support local businesses, namely our local restaurants. Tune in to our blog every Friday to see our Foodie Friday features. Where we give a shout-out to local eateries and delve into fan favorites, specialties, and more! #SupportLocalBusiness #ElginStrong The Village Squire www.thevillagesquire.com    South Elgin 480 S… Read more »

Al’s Cafe Foodie Friday

Al’s Cafe Foodie Friday

Recently, we’ve seen our community come together to support local businesses, namely our local restaurants. Tune in to our blog every Friday to see our Foodie Friday features. Where we give a shout-out to local eateries and delve into fan favorites, specialties, and more! #SupportLocalBusiness #ElginStrong Al’s Café 43 Dupage Ct, Elgin, IL 60120 (847)… Read more »

Holiday Shopping in the Elgin Area

Holiday Shopping in the Elgin Area

Let the Elgin area community be your one stop shop this holiday season! It’s almost time to ring in the holidays, which means hitting the stores. Whether it be online or in-store, the Elgin area can be a one stop shop to discover truly unique finds for that collector friend or give the gift of… Read more »

Thanksgiving To-Go in the Elgin Area

Thanksgiving To-Go in the Elgin Area

We know that Thanksgiving will look a little different this year as we all work together to keep our friends and family safe but that is no reason to skip the great food. We have put together a quick wrap-up of some of Elgin Area’s local spots that are offering meals to go.   Full… Read more »

Jimmy’s Charhouse Foodie Friday

Jimmy’s Charhouse Foodie Friday

Recently, we’ve seen our community come together to support local businesses, namely our local restaurants. Tune in to our blog every Friday to see our Foodie Friday features. Where we give a shout-out to local eateries and delve into fan favorites, specialties, and more! #SupportLocalBusiness #ElginStrong Jimmy’s Charhouse 2290 Point Blvd, Elgin, IL 60123 (847)… Read more »

Behind the Business Spotlights

Behind the Business Spotlights

There are many reasons we as a community have been doing everything we can to support local businesses. But we wondered how many people knew the faces behind the businesses. So many of our local business owners have incredible and inspiring stories that we felt needed to be told! We hope you enjoy learning more… Read more »

Alexander’s Cafe Foodie Friday

Alexander’s Cafe Foodie Friday

Recently, we’ve seen our community come together to support local businesses, namely our local restaurants. Tune in to our blog every Friday to see our Foodie Friday features. Where we give a shout-out to local eateries and delve into fan favorites, specialties, and more! #SupportLocalBusiness #ElginStrong Alexander’s Café 1725 N State St, Elgin, IL 60123… Read more »

Stops on the Fox

Stops on the Fox

Hit the trails before fall ends! The chill is coming and even though restrictions are in place there are still a number of interesting sights along The Fox River Bike Trail. Grab or rent a bike, and discover highlights of the Fox River Bike Trail before the seasonal shift. Check out our Stops on the… Read more »

Martini Room Foodie Friday

Martini Room Foodie Friday

Recently, we’ve seen our community come together to support local businesses, namely our local restaurants. Tune in to our blog every Friday to see our Foodie Friday features. Where we give a shout-out to local eateries and delve into fan favorites, specialties, and more! #SupportLocalBusiness #ElginStrong Martini Room 161 E Chicago St, Elgin, IL 60120… Read more »

What’s Happening this Halloween!

What’s Happening this Halloween!

It’s that time of year! Leaves have changed, ghosts and ghouls are out, and frightening events have already taken the Elgin area by storm! In fact, Elgin has such a reputation for Halloween festivities, that Elgin placed 6th in SmartAsset’s study-based list of the best places to celebrate Halloween in 2020. And we couldn’t agree… Read more »

Support your Local Businesses – October 2020

Support your Local Businesses – October 2020

Looking to support a local restaurant? Here we’ve compiled a list of restaurants in the Elgin area and the services they are currently offering, like carry out, and various 3rd party delivery services. Lets continue to come together to lend a hand to our community. Please note this page will continue to be edited as… Read more »

Old Republic Kitchen + Bar Foodie Friday

Old Republic Kitchen + Bar Foodie Friday

Recently, we’ve seen our community come together to support local businesses. This has greatly extended to our local restaurants. Tune in every Friday to see our Foodie Friday features, where we give a shout-out to local eateries. We’ll delve into fan favorites, specialties, and more! Old Republic Kitchen + Bar 155 S Randall Rd, Elgin,… Read more »

No Tricks – Where to get the Best Treats

No Tricks – Where to get the Best Treats

Fall is one of the best times of the year for sweets and treats. There’s apple cider donuts, pies, sweet breads, Halloween candy, and the list goes on and on and on. So where do you start? Well look no further because here’s where you can get some of the best treats in the Elgin… Read more »

River Street Tavern Foodie Friday

River Street Tavern Foodie Friday

Recently, we’ve seen our community come together to support local businesses. This has greatly extended to our local restaurants. Tune in every Friday to see our Foodie Friday features, where we give a shout-out to local eateries. We’ll delve into fan favorites, specialties, and more! River Street Tavern 102 N River St, East Dundee, IL… Read more »

Seeing the Leaves: A Guide to Elgin Area Forest Preserves and Nature Centers

Seeing the Leaves: A Guide to Elgin Area Forest Preserves and Nature Centers

We have reached the sweet spot in the year. Leaves are turning all shades of beautiful reds, oranges and yellows while the temperature remains perfect for enjoying the outdoors. Before the chill of winter rolls in, enjoy a comfortable walk around some of the most scenic spots throughout the Elgin area. Nature Centers Bartlett Nature… Read more »

Elgin Area Trick or Treat Hours

Elgin Area Trick or Treat Hours

Here’s when to set out for a scary-fun trick-or-treating experience with your little pumpkins. Whether you’re taking your costumed crew out around the neighborhood, or staying home to greet ghosts and vampires, it’s important to know when the fun starts and ends for the evening. Unfortunately though, there’s really no official set in stone time —… Read more »

Red Poppy Bistro Foodie Friday

Red Poppy Bistro Foodie Friday

Recently, we’ve seen our community come together to support local businesses. This has greatly extended to our local restaurants. Tune in every Friday to see our Foodie Friday features, where we give a shout-out to local eateries. We’ll delve into fan favorites, specialties, and more! Red Poppy Bistro 109 E Highland Ave, Elgin, IL 60120… Read more »

Fall Bucket List

Fall Bucket List

Fall into the Elgin area this year! Cooler air, the opening of apple orchards and find all things pumpkin spice, means one thing. It’s almost fall. We’ve gathered a list of fun fall-inspired activities to keep you entertained this season! And we’ve included some ideas on where to go as well. We hope you have… Read more »

Pumpkin Farms Worth Checking Out This Fall

Pumpkin Farms Worth Checking Out This Fall

Hello Fall! The weather is just about perfect, which makes it absolutely ideal to enjoy fall activities with your family, including heading to the apple orchard or pumpkin patch.  We’ve assembled a list of some of our favorite farms and markets to find a pumpkin, snack on a caramel apple, or take pictures with the family! Enjoy Pioneer Farm 17N400… Read more »

Lark and Owl Foodie Friday

Lark and Owl Foodie Friday

Recently, we’ve seen our community come together to support local businesses. This has greatly extended to our local restaurants. Tune in every Friday to see our Foodie Friday features, where we give a shout-out to local eateries. We’ll delve into fan favorites, specialties, and more! Lark and Owl 219 Walnut Ave, Elgin, IL 60123 (847)… Read more »

Coffee Culture in the Elgin Area

Coffee Culture in the Elgin Area

It’s easy to see that coffee culture is on the rise in the Elgin area– just take one look at the number of small, independent shops found in neighborhoods throughout our communities. We take a look at the top places to satisfy your caffeine craving. Coffee isn’t just go-go juice, it’s also something to build… Read more »

Bennigan’s Foodie Friday

Bennigan’s Foodie Friday

Recently, we’ve seen our community come together to support local businesses. This has greatly extended to our local restaurants. Tune in every Friday to see our Foodie Friday features, where we give a shout-out to local eateries. We’ll delve into fan favorites, specialties, and more! Bennigan’s 495 Airport Rd, Elgin, IL 60123 (847) 488-9900 • www.benniganselgin.com… Read more »

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Taco Places

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Taco Places

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we’re in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state’s best tacos! So pack up the family,… Read more »

Rhyno’s Roadside Foodie Friday

Rhyno’s Roadside Foodie Friday

Recently, we’ve seen our community come together to support local businesses. This has greatly extended to our local restaurants. Tune in every Friday to see our Foodie Friday features, where we give a shout-out to local eateries. We’ll delve into fan favorites, specialties, and more! Rhyno’s Roadside 39W149 1/2, Plank Rd, Elgin, IL 60124 (224)… Read more »

Van’s Frozen Custard and Burgers Foodie Friday

Van’s Frozen Custard and Burgers Foodie Friday

Recently, we’ve seen our community come together to support local businesses. This has greatly extended to our local restaurants. Tune in every Friday to see our Foodie Friday features, where we give a shout-out to local eateries. We’ll delve into fan favorites, specialties, and more! Van’s Frozen Custard and Burgers 16 E Main St, East… Read more »

Resident Favorite Taco Stops

Resident Favorite Taco Stops

There is no shortage of places to get good tacos in the Elgin area. When we asked to try to see if there was an obvious fan-favorite, we learned we completely miscalculated. To make deciding on your next Taco Tuesday restaurant easy, here are some of our resident’s favorite places to go for good tacos…. Read more »

Local Tours in the Elgin Area

Local Tours in the Elgin Area

Exercise, fresh air and sunshine are all ways that can bring some positivity into your day. Get all three by taking a self-guided walking tour. In the Elgin area there are many tours available that cover architecture, historic districts, public art and more! The next time you feel like getting out and don’t know where… Read more »

International Sudoku Day!

International Sudoku Day!

Number and word games have been around for a long time. One of the first was published in 1895 in a newspaper in France. But Sudoku was invented in Indiana in 1979. Howard Garns was a freelance puzzle inventor who created the game and it was published in a magazine with the original name of… Read more »

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Pizza Spots

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Pizza Spots

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we’re in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state’s best pizza joints! So pack up the… Read more »

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Unique Shopping Spots

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Unique Shopping Spots

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we’re in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state’s most unique shopping opportunities! So pack up… Read more »

Behind Elgin Fringe 2020

Behind Elgin Fringe 2020

What is a Fringe Festival? Fringe Festivals focus on performing arts but also include film, visual arts and music. Performances take place in downtown areas in cafes, theaters, storefronts, and a variety of other locations. The first Fringe Festival started in 1947 in Edinburgh, Scotland, as an alternative festival that played concurrently with the Edinburgh… Read more »

Best Burgers in the Elgin Area

Best Burgers in the Elgin Area

This year we have seen the love our community has for its local restaurants.

Best Burgers in the Elgin Area

Best Burgers in the Elgin Area

This year we have seen the love our community has for its local restaurants. And even more so how willing they were to tell us when we asked! First we asked about where to find the best fish frys, then we hunted for the best spots for a frozen treat and most recently we’ve set… Read more »

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Family Fun Spots

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Family Fun Spots

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we’re in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state’s best family activities! So pack up the… Read more »

Planning Your Pet Trek Getaway!

Planning Your Pet Trek Getaway!

Sometime you just need to getaway, we understand! Maybe your friends or family isn’t ready yet, maybe you’re ready to try a new kind of trip or vacation? Taking vacations with your favorite four-legged friend has become a new trend. Many people don’t know that the Elgin area has many dog friendly options for activities,… Read more »

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Fish Sandwiches

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Fish Sandwiches

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we’re in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state’s best spots to get a fish sandwich!… Read more »

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Geocaching Spots

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Geocaching Spots

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we’re in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state’s best Geocaching spots! So pack up the… Read more »

Where to Find Live Entertainment this Summer

Where to Find Live Entertainment this Summer

Restrictions may be in place but there are still plenty of opportunities to see live entertainment this year! Here we’ve outlined places that frequently host live entertainment in the Elgin area, as well as key information you’ll want to know before your visit.   Bandito Barney’s Beach Club 10 N River St, East Dundee Face… Read more »

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Local Breweries

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Local Breweries

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we’re in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state’s best local breweries! So pack up the… Read more »

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Instagram Spots

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Instagram Spots

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we’re in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state’s best Instagram spots! So pack up the… Read more »

Best Burger in the Elgin Area Poll

Best Burger in the Elgin Area Poll

Where do you think the best burger in the Elgin area is? Tell us by casting your vote!   The Poll The poll is currently closed as of 8/6 at 12pm. Follow us on Facebook to see when we’ll announce the results!   Elgin Area Communities Elgin        Bartlett      Carpentersville   … Read more »

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Ice Cream Spots

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Ice Cream Spots

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we’re in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state’s best ice cream spots! So pack up… Read more »

Kayaking the Fox River Water Trails

Kayaking the Fox River Water Trails

Summer is here, and with limited options of activities many folks are trying new things. If you haven’t tried, kayaking is a great way to enjoy the outdoors with friends or family. People who love kayaking find it to be relaxing, comforting and entertaining. Here you’ll find where to rent a boat, parts of the… Read more »

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Outdoor Art

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Outdoor Art

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but as we hit the unofficial start of summer, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state’s must-see outdoor art! So pack… Read more »

15 Fun Summer Ideas that Don’t Involve a Crowd

15 Fun Summer Ideas that Don’t Involve a Crowd

2020 has been a lot to handle to say the least. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time! There are plenty of activities you can do while being safe. Check out our ranked list of fun activities to fill your Summer.   1. Take a Road Trip We’ve been teaming up with… Read more »

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Picnic Spots

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Picnic Spots

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but as we hit the unofficial start of summer, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state’s best picnic spots! So pack… Read more »

Route 20 Road Trip Weekend Getaway

Route 20 Road Trip Weekend Getaway

Plan a Road Trip on America’s Longest Road! About Route 20 Did you know that US Rt 20 is the longest road in the US? Spanning 3,365 miles, Rt 20 stretches from the Pacific Northwest all the way to Boston, Massachusetts.  It nearly runs parallel to that of I-90 which in turn is the longest… Read more »

Route 20 Road Trip Getaway | Day 3 – Dundee Township

Route 20 Road Trip Getaway | Day 3 – Dundee Township

Plan a Road Trip on America’s Longest Road! About Route 20 Did you know that US Rt 20 is the longest road in the US? Spanning 3,365 miles, Rt 20 stretches from the Pacific Northwest all the way to Boston, Massachusetts.  It nearly runs parallel to that of I-90 which in turn is the longest… Read more »

Route 20 Road Trip Getaway | Day 2 – Downtown Elgin

Route 20 Road Trip Getaway | Day 2 – Downtown Elgin

Plan a Road Trip on America’s Longest Road! About Route 20 Did you know that US Rt 20 is the longest road in the US? Spanning 3,365 miles, Rt 20 stretches from the Pacific Northwest all the way to Boston, Massachusetts.  It nearly runs parallel to that of I-90 which in turn is the longest… Read more »

Route 20 Road Trip Getaway | Day 1 – Elgin

Route 20 Road Trip Getaway | Day 1 – Elgin

Plan a Road Trip on America’s Longest Road! About Route 20 Did you know that US Rt 20 is the longest road in the US? Spanning 3,365 miles, Rt 20 stretches from the Pacific Northwest all the way to Boston, Massachusetts.  It nearly runs parallel to that of I-90 which in turn is the longest… Read more »

Finding Your Perfect Wedding Venue in 4 Easy Steps!

Finding Your Perfect Wedding Venue in 4 Easy Steps!

Planning your dream wedding doesn’t happen overnight. In fact, it takes months of planning, testing, tasting and touring. With so many options available in the Elgin area, it can be exhausting and overwhelming. It’s time to put the joy and fun back into wedding planning. Here’s how you can find your perfect wedding venue in just… Read more »

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Fishing Spots

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Fishing Spots

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but as we hit the unofficial start of summer, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state’s best fishing spots! So pack… Read more »

Top 5 Places for a Frozen Treat

Top 5 Places for a Frozen Treat

We asked and you screamed for ice cream! We sent out a poll to our social audience asking “Where’s the best place to get a frozen treat in the Elgin area”. Shortly after our poll went live the votes started to roll in; who doesn’t love ice cream? We received over 500 votes over the… Read more »

Illinois Road Trip Round Up | Best Farmers Markets

Illinois Road Trip Round Up | Best Farmers Markets

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but as we hit the unofficial start of summer, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state’s farmers markets! So pack up… Read more »

Summer Camping Places & Spaces

Summer Camping Places & Spaces

Are you wondering, “what’s the best spot to camp near me?” Nature fans can enjoy the wide open spaces, fresh air, clear lakes and streams and woodlands during a weekend (or longer) camping trip. Not only can you set up a tent at these pgreat locations, you can also enjoy plenty of picnic areas, hiking trails,… Read more »

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Golf Courses

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Golf Courses

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but as we hit the unofficial start of summer, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state’s top golf courses! So pack… Read more »

Explore Elgin – Bird Watching Bingo

Explore Elgin – Bird Watching Bingo

The sun has arrived! And with it has come leaves, flowers and birds! Our communities have seen an increase in residents spending more time outside. Whether that be our Fox River Bike Trail or other great outdoor trails, or just stepping outside your front door for a light walk- the improved weather has many folks… Read more »

Popular Outdoor Wedding Venues

Popular Outdoor Wedding Venues

The Elgin area has become a wedding hot spot! With over 40 venues for ceremonies and receptions, its no wonder why many couples choose to travel here for their special day. Now that restrictions are lighter, we have a list of our most popular outdoor wedding venues and what they offer. Check out our plan… Read more »

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Public Gardens

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Public Gardens

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but as we hit the unofficial start of summer, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing sixteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state’s top public gardens! So pack… Read more »

Patio season is back…..with limitations.

Patio season is back…..with limitations.

Patio Season Is Back: Restaurants and Bars with Outdoor Seating this Summer. Beginning May 29th Governor Pritzker is allowing bars & restaurants to open for outdoor dining only.  We’ve assembled a list of a few establishments to get you started with weekend planning.  The list will be updated as more information becomes available to us…. Read more »

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Top Hiking and Biking Trails

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Top Hiking and Biking Trails

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but as we hit the unofficial start of summer, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing sixteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re bringing you the state’s top hiking and biking trails! So… Read more »

Quarantine Playlist

Quarantine Playlist

As we near the end of May, the stresses of quarantine may be melting away. Especially now that the weather has been pleasant and spending time outdoors is much more enjoyable. However, some may still be feeling the stress. Well we decided to join forces with Rediscover Records, a record store located in Downtown Elgin,… Read more »

14 Day Yoga Challenge

14 Day Yoga Challenge

In light of mental health awareness week, we have teamed up with Danielle, an incredible yoga instructor to bring you a 14 day yoga challenge! Through our 14 day challenge, you’ll be guided through strength building, flexibility building and restorative sessions. Our aim is to challenge you by encouraging to do a yoga session every… Read more »

Activities and Games!

Activities and Games!

Feeling bored? You’re in the right place! Since quarantine started back in March, we have been creating unique and fun puzzles. Now we’ve put them all here in one place, and made them easy to download. Also, puzzles aren’t just for kids- there are many benefits for adults who spend time solving puzzles and mind… Read more »

Fun Family Activities in Your Own Backyard

Fun Family Activities in Your Own Backyard

There is one good thing that has come out of our current situation. And that’s the increase in time that we’ve been able to spend at home with our loved ones. But as we begin the month of May, we understand that you can only play Monopoly and watch movies so many times before it… Read more »

A Date Night at Home

A Date Night at Home

Feeling ready to mix up your nightly routine? Need a change of pace or fun quality time? Quarantine doesn’t have to be bland and monotonous, so we’re taking date night to a new level and bringing it to your home. If you live in the Elgin area, you have access to businesses providing all kinds… Read more »

Where to golf in the Elgin area!

Where to golf in the Elgin area!

We’re Ready For You! The Elgin area’s 8 golf courses are re-opened May 1st under strict safety guidelines provided under the State of Illinois’ new Executive Order. Tee times and bookings are available on the respective golf course sites. Elgin area courses will be implementing operational plans consistent with the Illinois Department of Commerce &… Read more »

Hometown Heroes: Old Republic Kitchen + Bar

Hometown Heroes: Old Republic Kitchen + Bar

It’s refreshing to see so many places giving back to our community. Being able to provide support to one another proves why the Elgin area is a great place to live. We’ve seen unity, inspiration and community even while practicing social distancing. Old Republic Kitchen + Bar is definitely contributing to this effort.   When… Read more »

Hometown Heroes: Bear Family Restaurants

Hometown Heroes: Bear Family Restaurants

The McDonald’s brand has been known for giving back. And the Bear family restaurants have been doing just that and then some. They have been lending a hand and providing inspiration to our community in ways that have people saying “I’m Lovin’ It!” Here are some reasons why the Bear family restaurants are Hometown Heroes!… Read more »

Hometown Heroes: Niko’s Tavern

Hometown Heroes: Niko’s Tavern

Many people have come together to support our community members. Namely those fighting in the battle against COVID-19. We’ve seen countless acts of kindness, support and love. It’s inspiring to see our neighbors, friends and family unite for the sake of a good cause. And now as we turn to look at Niko’s Tavern in… Read more »

Hometown Heroes: Copper Barrel on State

Hometown Heroes: Copper Barrel on State

Uncertain, unprecedented, unpredictable. These are all examples of what people and the media are saying about the times we are currently living in. And looking around it’s hard to disagree. Unemployment is reaching some of the highest numbers since the Great Depression. There are so many people in our communities who are now facing issues they’ve… Read more »

Hometown Heroes: Elgin Community College

Hometown Heroes: Elgin Community College

On the outside, there are wide fields, beautiful flowers and tranquil lakes. But if you look closer, you’ll see more than just welcoming scenery at Elgin Community College. You’ll see care, support and potential. Unfortunately, having to close their campus could make curating their support very difficult. But Elgin Community College has not only continued… Read more »

Hometown Heroes: Food for Greater Elgin

Hometown Heroes: Food for Greater Elgin

Food for Greater Elgin has been full of Hometown Heroes since their opening in 2011. For 9 years they have been providing food for people in need. As we continue to navigate these strange times, Food for Greater Elgin knew they were going to need to provide for our community now more than ever. Not… Read more »

Hometown Heroes: Papa John’s West Dundee

Hometown Heroes: Papa John’s West Dundee

In mid-March many restaurants were caught off guard by the sudden change of closing their dining rooms. But Papa John’s in West Dundee thought of something bigger than themselves. They thought about the individuals and families that were undergoing financial hardship. On March 15th, Papa John’s in West Dundee began taking requests from those who… Read more »

Hometown Heroes: District 300

Hometown Heroes: District 300

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, schools have had to close their doors and say goodbye to their students. And for many families, school not only provides their children with education, but also guaranteed meals. And for many, school doors closing means enduring much more stress. Throughout these uncertain times, District 300 has remained vigilant in… Read more »

Hometown Heroes: Otto Engineering

Hometown Heroes: Otto Engineering

Do you remember what life was like in the 1960s? Flower power, go-go boots, and some great rock music. If you were living in the Carpentersville area at that time you may remember a new business coming to town. Otto Engineering in Carpentersville has been providing excellent service for almost 60 years! If you’ve driven… Read more »

Hometown Heroes: Vida Yoga and Fitness

Hometown Heroes: Vida Yoga and Fitness

Keeping a healthy lifestyle isn’t the easiest task for many people right now. Kids are at home and require care and supervision, workloads have increased. Or maybe, we’ve been at home for so long we have become victim to our couches. It’s been said, an object at rest will stay at rest. Somedays the only… Read more »

Hometown Heroes: Billy Brick’s

Hometown Heroes: Billy Brick’s

Pizza is an American past time, like baseball or the 4th of July. Birthday parties, graduations, and of course the just because pizza, has graced our stomachs for years. And if you live in the Elgin area, a Billy Brick’s pizza has probably been there. As an honored guest at events or maybe a best… Read more »

Hometown Heroes: Gail Borden Public Library

Hometown Heroes: Gail Borden Public Library

Books, exhibits and learning have always been provided by the Gail Borden Public Library. You may not have known, but this Elgin library is the third largest in the state of Illinois. For years, the library has been providing people with many educational opportunities. And after temporarily closing for safety reasons, they have continued to… Read more »

Hometown Heroes: Side Street Studio Arts

Hometown Heroes: Side Street Studio Arts

Side Street Studio Arts has been a creative hub for Elgin artists since its founding in 2013. During this time artists are loosing opportunities due to the numerous amount of event cancellations. Yet, during this time we are turning to television, movies, books, podcasts, video games and many more means of entertainment. All of these… Read more »

Hometown Heroes: Pub 72

Hometown Heroes: Pub 72

Pub 72 in Gilberts has always enjoyed providing for their customers. They’ve provided outdoor seating, music, trivia nights all on top of amazing food and drinks. Recently, they have had to close the doors to their dining room and cancel many events. However, as devastating these changes can be, the people behind Pub 72 have… Read more »

Hometown Heroes: U-46 School District

Hometown Heroes: U-46 School District

To say that schools have been impacted by the recent stay-at-home order is a complete understatement. Children have been at home for weeks now, which can make life more stressful for the kids, their parents, and educators. Elgin’s U-46 school district has taken this tough situation and have found ways to remain present in the… Read more »

Explore Elgin Area Presents: Hometown Heroes

Explore Elgin Area Presents: Hometown Heroes

In our community, we have experienced many changes recently. Many of us are working from home, kids are no longer in school, and we can’t sit down at our favorite restaurants. Our daily schedules hardly resemble what they once were. We have all been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, and changing our lives is the… Read more »

The Gifford Park Association: A Self-Driven Tour

The Gifford Park Association: A Self-Driven Tour

Did you know there are over 600 homes in the Elgin community that are historically registered? In fact, there are neighborhoods with so many historic homes that they’ve caught the eyes of Hollywood. Directors, actors and crews have come to our community to film over the years. Our historic neighborhoods have made the perfect background… Read more »

Marketing Update – Elgin Area CVB

Marketing Update – Elgin Area CVB

I wanted to take a minute to send you a quick update about the Elgin Area CVB. The team has been working remotely for the past couple of weeks. A lot of time has been spent strategizing with our hoteliers, venues and contractors. We know that any advertising at this point would fall on deaf… Read more »

Downtown Elgin Commercial District: A Self Guided Tour

Downtown Elgin Commercial District: A Self Guided Tour

Founded in 1836, the City of Elgin has had decades of history shape it. Starting off as a small river town to today, a bustling hub of business, art and recreation with over 115,000 residents. The city, namely the Elgin Historical Society has done an incredible job at preserving the history scattered throughout the 38 square… Read more »

Things to do at Home in the Elgin Area

Things to do at Home in the Elgin Area

Recently, you have probably found yourself at home more frequently. And now might be wondering how to spend this extra time; more importantly how to de-stress and thwart boredom. There are a number of things you can do right at home, and many of our local businesses have gone digital to reach our community from… Read more »

Support your Local Businesses – March Edition

Support your Local Businesses – March Edition

During times of uncertainty our incredible communities have united together to get through together. In light of recent events, the time has come for us to stand together and support our local businesses, and neighbors. Here are a few ways you can lend a hand to your community. Support local restaurants by ordering delivery through… Read more »

Event Cancellations

Event Cancellations

EVENT CANCELLATIONS As the Elgin area seeks to prioritize the health and safety of our community, we are monitoring event cancellations, postponements and modifications. We encourage the public to take precautions recommended by the City of Elgin and the CDC: Stay at home when sick Cover your coughs and sneezes Wash your hands often Avoid… Read more »

Getting Back to Nature in the Elgin Area

Getting Back to Nature in the Elgin Area

Getting Back to Nature in Elgin By Jenna King Source Want a simple way to reduce anxiety and stress? Try taking a walk around Elgin. Scientists agree: Just 20 minutes of contact with nature will lower stress hormone levels and help you relax. And there’s no shortage of green spaces in here, making it easy… Read more »

5 Best Hiking Trails in the Elgin Area

5 Best Hiking Trails in the Elgin Area

Hiking is a great way to surround yourself in nature. You can discover the beauty of the outdoors at whatever pace you’re comfortable with. With a little planning, it’s an activity that almost anyone can do. So pack up those snacks, water bottles and a little first aid kit, and get outside! Check out these… Read more »

5 Ways to Celebrate Mardi Gras in 2020

5 Ways to Celebrate Mardi Gras in 2020

Did you know Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday is also referred to as Pancake Tuesday? Why Pancakes? Apparently, making pancakes became a customary ritual for Mardi Gras because it encouraged people to use up certain foods before fasting. Milk, sugar, eggs and all kinds of delectable toppings traditionally are not eaten during the fasting season… Read more »

5 Inspiring Activities to Get You to Spring

5 Inspiring Activities to Get You to Spring

Did you know-last week broke city records? According to FOX 32 News Chicago, we have experienced a record high of days with no recorded sunshine. 8 consecutive gray, cloudy, gloomy days is the “cloudiest spell in over 25 years”. But don’t let all this depressing news get you down. In fact, on Sunday, Punxsutawney Phil,… Read more »

10 Big Game Hot Spots Near You!

10 Big Game Hot Spots Near You!

Super Sunday, Battle of the Pigskin, The Game of Games, no matter what you call it you don’t want to miss it! This Sunday millions of people will be tuning in to The Big Game. Whether you’re looking for great deals or a great TV; family fun or a night out, there are all kinds… Read more »

Top 5 Best Local Places for a Fish Fry

Top 5 Best Local Places for a Fish Fry

You don’t have to be British to love fish and chips. In fact, with so many renditions of this classic it seems almost impossible to pick favorites. That’s why we turned to our residents. We asked, and they responded! Are you curious about what the locals are calling the best local fish fry too? Well… Read more »

5 Date Night Ideas for this February

5 Date Night Ideas for this February

Valentine’s day is just around the corner! Stores are already setting up their displays of heart shaped boxes, stuffed animals and balloons galore! Preparing for this holiday can be far more overwhelming than it needs to be – Here’s a list of 5 date night ideas in the Elgin area for you and your special… Read more »

Activities for your Dog When Winter Gets Ruff

Activities for your Dog When Winter Gets Ruff

  Activities for your Dog When Winter Gets Ruff Written by: Maddie Hayes When Midwest winters get brutal, it can be hard enough to leave the house let alone brave the cold to take your dog for a W.A.L.K. It’s so much easier to put on sweatpants and binge The Office for the 10th time,… Read more »

American Bison in Elgin, Illinois

American Bison in Elgin, Illinois

The American bison or simply bison (Bison bison), also commonly known as the American buffalo or simply buffalo, is a North American species of bison that once roamed North America in vast herds. Their historical range, by 9000 BCE, is described as the great bison belt, a tract of rich grassland that ran from Alaska to the Gulf of Mexico, east to the Atlantic Seaboard (nearly to the Atlantic tidewater in some areas) as far north as New York and south to Georgia and,… Read more »

Brew Tours – Ride, Drink, Discover.

Brew Tours – Ride, Drink, Discover.

Vorlauf Brew Tours Beer was meant to be shared – raised high in the air for valiant toasts when in the midst of good company. Vorlauf Brew Tours was dreamt by a father and a son that embrace the true joy that good beer can bring to any table. Greg and Stephen James started Vorlauf… Read more »

Route 20 Road Trip – Day 2 in Downtown Elgin

Route 20 Road Trip – Day 2 in Downtown Elgin

Plan a road trip on America’s longest road!   About Route 20 Did you know that US Rt 20 is the longest road in the US? Spanning 3,365 miles, Rt 20 stretches from the Pacific Northwest all the way to Boston, Massachusetts.  It nearly runs parallel to that of I-90 which in turn is the… Read more »

Judson University Named Among the Best Christian Colleges and Universities for 2019

Judson University Named Among the Best Christian Colleges and Universities for 2019

Judson University Named Among the Best Christian Colleges and Universities for 2019 by College Consensus (ELGIN, IL – September 16, 2019) Judson University has been named among the Best Christian Colleges & Universities for 2019 by College Consensus. The comprehensive award from College Consensus is based on an objectively computed method, which allows universities to highlight what they do best…. Read more »

Route 20 Road Trip – Day 1 in West Elgin

Route 20 Road Trip – Day 1 in West Elgin

Plan a road trip on America’s longest road!   About Route 20 Did you know that US Rt 20 is the longest road in the US? Spanning 3,365 miles, Rt 20 stretches from the Pacific Northwest all the way to Boston, Massachusetts.  It nearly runs parallel to that of I-90 which in turn is the… Read more »

Outdoor Restaurants, Patios & Cafes in the Elgin Area

Outdoor Restaurants, Patios & Cafes in the Elgin Area

Outdoor Restaurants, Patios & Cafes in the Elgin Area As the sun begins to peek out and temperatures begin to rise, summertime offers great opportunities to dine alfresco.  Throughout the Elgin area you will find serene sidewalk patios, outdoor beer gardens and sun-soaked decks. Our list has plenty of local favorites, and cool new spots…. Read more »

INSTAWORTHY – Elgin’s Most Photogenic Attractions

INSTAWORTHY – Elgin’s Most Photogenic Attractions

With all the social media we use on a daily basis, its no wonder we’ve gotten so great at taking pictures. Your next amazing photo opportunity is right here in the Elgin Area!  Don’t forget to tag #ExploreElgin to be featured in our feed. Check out these top Elgin area photo locations! Walton Island, Elgin … Read more »

Elgin Public Art Tour

Elgin Public Art Tour

The City of Elgin is changing and growing; over the last six years, Elgin has defined itself as a “City of the Arts.”  The Elgin Cultural Arts Commission (ECAC) saw a need to develop a plan and system to facilitate public art. This need was two-pronged. First, there was a need to develop a system… Read more »

Elgin Mental Health Center – Medical & Surgical Building

Elgin Mental Health Center – Medical & Surgical Building

The Elgin Mental Health Center Medical & Surgical Building Designed in 1965, and completed in 1967, was the first of architect Bertram Goldberg’s hospitals. (Goldberg also designed the Marina City towers in Chicago.) The circular drum shaped building, comprised of four floors housing 167 beds, has external louvers that functioned as sun shades but also… Read more »

Elgin Area “Stay-cation” for Spring Break

Elgin Area “Stay-cation” for Spring Break

Elgin Area “Stay-cations” for Spring Break Spring Break does not have to involve a plane trip or a long car ride. Plan a “stay-cation” right here in the Elgin Area. We have gathered a list of some of our favorite kid centered places to visit!   Swimming & Rock Climbing Centre of Elgin – Adventure… Read more »

Valentine’s Day – Where to go?

Valentine’s Day – Where to go?

Whether you’re single, coupled up, or somewhere in between, ensure your V-Day is a good one! Save yourself from another hurried trip to Walgreen’s for the last box of packaged chocolates, let us help you make this year the best Valentine’s ever!  This is a list of our favorite local restaurants and bars…even a couple… Read more »

Getting married? Get to the post office now!

Getting married? Get to the post office now!

Getting married? Will you be sending out a stack of invites or letters soon?  You may want to head to the post office now! Starting January 27th, 2019 there will be a price increase on USPS First Class Forever Mail Stamps. The increase from 50¢ per stamp to 55¢ per stamp amounts to an extra… Read more »

Winter Adventures in the Elgin Area

Winter Adventures in the Elgin Area

Winter is special. It’s a magical time to explore a different side to the woods. From cold, crisp, frosty mornings, to chilly, starlit evenings. Discover a whole winter wonderland with our icy activities list. By: Breanne Moreno OUTDOORS Go ice skating! In the Elgin area, you can go indoors during public skate at Canlan ICE… Read more »

Snowy Day Staples

Snowy Day Staples

Dishes to Warm the Heart By: Breanne Moreno It’s cold outside, and you’re hungry. If you’re like us, that’s all it takes to make us even a little hangry. Here are a few of our favorite comfort food dishes throughout the Elgin area to keep you warm and satisfied when it’s cold and snowy outside…. Read more »

Elgin Area Winter Escapes for Adults

Elgin Area Winter Escapes for Adults

Winter is not the time to stay home and try recipes…well, at least not every day. Winter is the perfect time to #ExploreElgin and see why visitors and residents alike love discovering new ways to enjoy the area. It does not matter if you are looking for something to test your mental skills or get… Read more »

BRAVO Content – Wedding

BRAVO Content – Wedding

The winter holidays are one of the most popular times for couples to get engaged. Lucky for them the Elgin Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (EACVB) is here to help make planning their big day in the Elgin Area easier. EACVB has a team of professionals that work directly with area vendors to create every… Read more »

New Year’s Eve in the Elgin Area

New Year’s Eve in the Elgin Area

New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to Explore the Elgin Area. Enjoy! New Year’s Eve in Elgin 90’s Throwback NYE Party with Run Forrest Run! Grand Victoria Casino 11:00 PM – 2:00 AM Facebook Event Link 103.9 The Fox | New Year’s Eve Bash with Eddie Volkman Gifford’s Kitchen 9:00 PM – 12:30 AM Facebook… Read more »

Top 10 Photo Spots on the Trail

Top 10 Photo Spots on the Trail

With all the social media we use on a daily basis, its no wonder we’ve gotten so great at taking pictures. Your next amazing photo opportunity should be on the Fox River! There are sites either on or near our Fox River Bike Trail that are sure to give you the picture perfect background. Some… Read more »

Guest Blog Post: Top Picks for Families to do in the Area

Guest Blog Post: Top Picks for Families to do in the Area

Guest Blog Post: Mommy by the River Happy Weekend! I hope you have been enjoying summer as much as I have. Even with all of the rain that has been falling, I am just so thankful that we can get outside, jump on the trampoline, visit a park, go to an outdoor concert, enjoy the pool… Read more »

Farmers’ Markets in the Elgin Area

Farmers’ Markets in the Elgin Area

***** This blog post is for the 2014 season. Please check the event section of our website for updated times and locations for the different markets.  ***** If you are like us, you are ready for the farmers markets to open. We are just weeks away from all the Fox Valley Farmers’ Markets opening. Below… Read more »

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