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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…


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….


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…


A Guide to Elgin Area Forest Preserves and Nature Centers

No matter the time of year, nature is beautiful. In spring we see flowers and greenery return in calm pastels. Summer brings a vibrant life to the local plant and animal life. Fall erupts in a fiery burst of color sparkled throughout the trees. In winter we see a new sense of serenity and simple beauty…


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 —…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…

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