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 May
Top 10 Things To Do in May
Lake County Restaurant Week: Ten Days to Savor, May 14-23
Lake County Restaurant Week: Ten Days to Savor, May 14-23
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!
Plan a visit to Lake County and help support our local businesses.

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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.

The Turkey Report Online Presentation with Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
Virtual 05/11/21
Tune in and learn about turkey habits and conditions with their very own hu...

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One Pan Apricot Chili Rubbed Pork Tenderloin Cooking Class at Oh Olive!
Back by popular demand: Oh Olive cooking classes! Small, safe, & person...

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Woods, Waters and Wildflowers - A Climate Walk with a Scientist at Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
Enjoy a spring-evening walk while learning about the impacts of climate cha...

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Veteran Birding and Photography Virtual Presentation with Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
Virtual 05/12/21
Learn about the basics of photography and birding while exploring nature ho...

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On The Air at Copper Fiddle Distillery
Tight Harmonies.  Radio Songs.  Music that might take you back to...

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Mamma Mia Pizza at Tighthead
Mama Mia Pizza Thursday, May 13, 2021 5:00 PM  8:00 PM...

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Bike Night at Lake Shore Harley-Davidson and North Shore Distillery
Come Party with NSD and Lake Shore Harley-Davidson from 5-8pm! Everyone is ...

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Volo Bog Walk with a Naturalist - Tamarack View Trail
Come see what changes with the seasons!   Meet outside the Visito...

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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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