Visit Lake County, Illinois Convention and Visitors Bureau - Official Travel Site – Welcome to Lake County, Illinois

Welcome to Lake County, Illinois

Perfectly located just North of Chicago on beautiful Lake Michigan!

Visit Lake County is your official tourism bureau for Lake County, Illinois. It's the most wonderful time of year in Lake County! Explore the land of lakes during one of its marquee seasons. From outdoors for hiking and scenic views, ice fishing, a winter season's snowfall, to pampering your tastebuds with a craft brew, special wine or cocktail, and cozy setting on the Lake County Libation Trail™. Enjoy the warmth (and great finds!) of indoor shopping at Gurnee Mills or Hawthorn Mall, with tons of dining and entertainment. Plan on discovery throughout Lake County, with great museums, including the Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County #LetsGoLakeCounty


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Lake County at Home
Lake County at Home
While you can’t visit all of your favorite hotspots just yet, we encourage you to keep exploring, dreaming and making plans. Cherish this time with those that matter most and check out our virtual experiences that bring Lake County to your home. #AllInIllinois
Lake County Libation Trail™ Month/ Check-in Challenge
Lake County Libation Trail™ Month/ Check-in Challenge
Let's toast to the Lake County Libation Trail! The Lake County Libation Trail Month/Check-in Challenge runs November 1-30. When craft drinkers arrive at a participating location, they can check in using their mobile pass via outdoor visit or carry out. Visitors of three participating breweries, distilleries and/or wineries are entered into a sweepstakes to win a prize. To enter, patrons will text "CHEERS" to 224.706.1133.
Street Art and Murals in Lake County
Street Art and Murals in Lake County
Art is everything, especially in Lake County. Whether it's a mural sketched on our favorite store or installations popping up all around town, the knack for art is fluent in the land of lakes. Whatever it may be, it not only helps us as a community as we endure the public health crisis, but it also opens our eyes to the world outside of our own.
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