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Visit Elgin, Illinois

Discover things to do on an Elgin, Illinois, getaway

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,…
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06.18.2020

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 &…
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04.29.2020

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…
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04.13.2020

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…
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03.30.2020

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…
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03.13.2020

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…
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03.12.2020

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,…
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01.17.2020

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…
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10.30.2019

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 —…
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10.29.2019

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…
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09.24.2019
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