Visit Elgin, Illinois

Discover things to do on an Elgin, Illinois, getaway

Route 20 Road Trip – Day 1 in West Elgin

  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 Interstate Highway in the US.  There is…
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07.15.2019

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….
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05.17.2019

INSTAWORTHY – Elgin’s Most Photographable 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 …
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05.07.2019

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…
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04.09.2019

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…
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04.02.2019

Fox River Water Trails

Fox River Water Trails The Fox is a slow, meandering river with a few sandbars.  The river is about 4-5 feet deep on average; however, there are spots that are much deeper and also some spots that are much shallower. The Fox River presents a number of varied paddling experiences for different skill levels. The…
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03.18.2019

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 and even included an affordable hotel rate!   Swimming &…
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02.20.2019

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…
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02.13.2019

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…
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01.25.2019

The Elgin Area’s Ultimate Winter Activities Bucket List

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   Go ice skating! In the Elgin area, you can go indoors at Leafs Ice Centre, or head…
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01.19.2019
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