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 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!





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





Our visitors, guests and patrons are the best travelers in the world. We appreciate each and every one of you!
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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.



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.

Send a Valentine to a Farmyard Friend!
Virtual 01/21/21 - 02/14/21
You can give our Farmyard friends some extra love by sending them a valenti...

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Alice in Cyberland
Virtual 02/16/21 - 04/24/21
Intermediate Level (2nd - 5th grade) Tuesdays, February 16 - April 20 ...

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Virtual Scene Study 101
Virtual 02/18/21 - 04/25/21
Advanced Level (6th - 9th grade) Thursdays, February 18 - April 22 Te...

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Tides:  A Prelude by Arica Hilton at Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
Virtual 11/07/20 - 01/24/21
Join Brushwood Center November 7 - January 24 for an exhibition of new work...

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Virtual Song Circle with Lake County Folk Club
Virtual 01/24/21
Hosted by David Callan. Come and join in online to play or just listen. ...

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I Have a Dream:  A King's Journey - Virtual Presentation
Virtual 01/25/21
In most years the community is called to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. D...

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National Plan For Vacation Day in Lake County
Virtual 01/26/21
COVID-19 affected all aspects of everyday life, compelling Americans to cha...

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Online Gamer's Club with Waukegan Park District
Virtual 01/26/21
Do you like playing League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics, World of Warcraft...

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