Lake County, Illinois Natural Spaces Fun Places just north of Chicago...
Welcome to Lake County, Illinois! We hope you find our area as beautiful and entertaining as we do. You will find magnificent shopping at Gurnee Mills Mall and Westfield Hawthorn Mall or stroll through the quaint downtowns of the Village of Antioch, Village of Libertyville and Long Grove Historic Village. If thrill-seeking adventure is more your speed, than Six Flags Great America is the perfect place for you. We are roughly a 60 minute train ride from Downtown Chicago and offer miles of natural beauty.
Lake County, Illinois is conveniently located just north of Chicago, on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan. Experience Lake County in 2 Days! While you can’t fit all of Lake County’s fun things to do into two days, we’ve created itineraries for short term getaways that include family adventures, culinary trips, iconic locations, unique shopping and much more.
Sample itineraries and videos to give you an idea of the adventures that are waiting for you in Lake County, IL.
Maps & Transportation
Lake County is 30 miles (48 km) from downtown Chicago and 20 miles (32 km) from O'Hare International Airport.
No matter the time of year, you will always find something unique to explore with family and friends.
Annual Festivals & Events
An abundance of annual festivals and events for visitors to experience from community festivals to thrill seeking.
Lake County, Illinois has 2 communities, Highland Park and Waukegan, with Sister Cities overseas.
Lake County has a rich arts history and has long been connected to Hollywood.
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Lake County offers over 60 hotels from top quality, popular chains to 3 beautiful resorts.
Chicago Travel Info
Here are some quick facts and handy resources. Chicago offers many attractions and museums for you to experience.