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Visit Elgin, Illinois

Discover things to do on an Elgin, Illinois, getaway

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 Interstate Highway in the US.  There is a short span of Rt 20 that uses unnumbered roads to traverse through Yellowstone National Park.

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Getting Started

To get you started on your Rt. 20 road trip, our team at Explore Elgin has outlined some great attractions along the 20 miles that spans through our communities! If you’re traveling with a group, please contact our Visitors Center for special rates! COVID-19 Travel NOTE: When traveling, please be sure to call the businesses ahead of time to confirm operation hours and limitations.

And don’t forget to use #ExploreElgin on your social posts, so we can follow your adventure!  Happy travels.


Let’s Hit the Road!

Click on the images below to see each day’s itinerary

Day 1 – Elgin


Day 2 – Downtown Elgin


Day 3- Dundee Township


Plan your Stay!

Ready to make your road trip happen?! Here are some recommendations for places to stay!

If you’re traveling with pets and looking for a great place to board them during your trip, check out the Kountry Pet Resort in Hampshire, IL.  Your furry family member will be pampered, and you’ll get daily updates on activities that your best friend is enjoying.


TownePlace Suites by Marriott
Courtyard by Marriott
Quality Inn 
Holiday Inn & Suites
Super 8 by Wyndham
Hampton Inn

The above hotels are all located at the intersection of I-90 and Rt 31.

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson
Comfort Suites
CandleWood Suites

The above hotels are all located at the intersection of I-90 and Randall Road.

Click here for our full list of accommodations!


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