Experience Lake County @ Home

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Experience Lake County @ Home


The health and safety of our Lake County visitors, residents and fans is our number one priority. During the Restore Illinois Bridge to Phase 5, we encourage you to keep exploring, dreaming and making plans with your family. Cherish this time with those that matter most and check out some of the sights, sounds and festivities that make Lake County, Illinois your destination of choice.

While closures may happen, we encourage you to explore our local venues. Enjoy the local perspective from our insider's guide on top places to visit, outdoor adventures in a Lake County wonderland, exquisite cuisine, the Lake County Libation Trail and so much more! Top off your land of lakes experience with the best Lake County events and festivities.

Make 2021 the most memorable with Lake County @ Home!





Whether you're into snow exploration or staying warm by an open fire...see what's at the top of our list in Lake County!

Top 10 Things To Do in April
Top 10 Things To Do in April
Lake County Libation Trail Check-in Challenge runs April 9-18
Lake County Libation Trail Check-in Challenge runs April 9-18
50+ Social Distanced Things To Do in Lake County
50+ Social Distanced Things To Do in Lake County





Our visitors, guests and patrons are the best travelers in the world. We appreciate each and every one of you!
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Take It To Go!
Get It To Go!
Whether you are out playing outside, exhausted from remote learning with the kiddies or at work, be sure to check out our Lake County spots for takeout!

Who's Open?
Cheers to Spring!
Breweries, wineries & distilleries along the Libation Trail. Indoor, alfresco-style, curbside & takeout options to toast while enjoying Lake County Libation Trail Week.

Holiday Dining GuideDining Guide
Experience the delectable eats prepared by the land of lakes makers. Indoor dining is now back! Check out our Dining Guide for open venues in Lake County.



Best way to experience the every season is from one of our local guides. Awesome light shows, outdoor winter recreation, and more...
the only part of the story missing is you!

15 Lake County Architectural Gems
15 Lake County Architectural Gems
Lake County is known for it's iconic, eccentric and historical structures. Here are 15+ cool land of lakes architectural gems.

Visit Santa
Street Art and Murals in Lake County
Art is everything in the land of lakes. Whether it's a mural sketched on our favorite store or installations popping up around town, the knack for art is fluent in Lake County.

#LetsSnapLakeCounty Photo Contest
#LetsSnapLakeCounty Photo Contest Winners
VLC selected six winners for the contest run from mid-September to Halloween. Click the wonderful Grand Prize-winning by Benjamin Shirley to see winners and honorable mentions!

Holiday Shopping GuideTasty Tuesdays in Lake County
 Any day is a great day to order out and eat Lake County local. It's tasty Tuesday-o'clock somewhere in someone's mind, Treat your taste buds to our world-class cuisine. 



Next Weekend is just around the corner! Every season in Lake County creates long-lasting memories. While we get through this public health crisis together, start planning your adventure .
View our upcoming events below or visit and search our entire calendar of events.

Salon Bliss - Earth Month!
04/08/21 - 04/30/21
RECYCLE FOR BLISS POINTS! 25 Bliss Points For Each Qualifiying Recyclabl...

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Painting the Natural World Online at Chicago Botanic Garden
Virtual 03/10/21 - 04/14/21
Watercolor is a fresh, beautiful way to express the beauty of a sunset or t...

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Beginning Watercolor Online with Chicago Botanic Garden
Virtual 03/10/21 - 04/14/21
Watercolor is a delightfully fun medium. You will learn a variety of waterc...

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Chef Abra Berens Virtual Cooking Demonstration plus Live Q&A with Elawa Farm
Virtual 04/14/21
Session 2 Join James Beard-nominated Chef and Author Abra Berens for a s...

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Street Scenes Goes Virtual:  Home Sweet Home at Carmel Catholic High School
Virtual 04/09/21 - 04/15/21
Now in its 47th year, Carmel Catholic High School’s widely popular St...

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Girls Night Out 2021 in Highwood
Get ready to enjoy Highwood's 7th Annual Girls Night Out on April 15th!...

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Mamma Mia Pizza at Tighthead
Mama Mia Pizza Thursday, April 15, 2021 5:00 PM  8:00 PM...

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Open Mic at Copper Fiddle Distillery
Get here early! Enjoy Open Mic Night at Copper Fiddle Distillery. ...

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Now is the perfect time for daydreaming. Enjoy photos from our social media friends throughout Lake County.
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