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The health and safety of our Lake County visitors, residents and fans is our number one priority. During the Illinois Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigations, 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 winter 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!

 

 

 

OUR TOP OF THE LIST

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!

Explore a Lake County Winter Wonderland
Explore a Lake County Winter Wonderland
Top 10 Things To Do in January
Top 10 Things To Do in January
A Comprehensive Guide to Sledding and Tubing in Lake County
A Comprehensive Guide to Sledding and Tubing in Lake County

 

 

 

WE'RE OPEN THROUGH THE WINTER

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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Special Offers
Receive exclusive deals & special offers from our local venues. Shopping, dining, events, hotels and more!
 

Take It To Go!
Get It To Go!
Whether you are out playing in the snow, 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 Winter!
Breweries, wineries & distilleries along the Libation Trail. Socially distanced curbside & takeout options to toast while you stay in place.

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

 

LOCAL INSIDER'S GUIDE

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. 

 

SEARCH OUR EVENTS

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.

Grayslake Arts Alliance - The Art of Journaling Online Event
Virtual 01/20/21
Participants will learn how to develop skills to overcome fear of the blank...

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Wildfire's Inauguration Special
01/20/21
Wildfire’s Wednesday night special, Fire-Roasted Greek Chicken, will ...

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Wildfire La Crema Virtual Wine Dinner
Virtual 01/20/21
Join Wildfire for a virtual wine dinner featuring La Crema Winery on Wednes...

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Billy Joel: The Piano Man - Online Program
Virtual 01/21/21
Gary Wenstrup uses video clips to trace the arc of Billy Joel's career ...

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Vanilla Master Class with Chef Gale Gand and Sponsor Nielsen Massey Vanilla
Virtual 01/21/21
Learn everything about the rarest of orchids and its fruit, the Vanilla Bea...

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15 Most Important Presidential Decisions
Virtual 01/21/21
Join Professor Gary Midkiff for an investigation of 15 momentous Presidenti...

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Collaborative Conversations:  Anti-racism and the Environment, Session 2
Virtual 01/21/21
January 21 5:00-6:30 PM: Local Leaders Take Action Join a panel of local...

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Storytime with Miss Hannah - Snowman
Virtual 01/21/21
Join Miss Hannah for storytime online each Thursday at 10am! Join in for s...

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