Lake County, Illinois Convention and Visitors Bureau - Plan your Trip - Trip Planning Tools
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Trip Planning Tools

The Lake County, Illinois Convention & Visitors Bureau wants your trip to Lake County to be as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Below we've included some additional information and tools to help make your planning a little easier.

Please also feel free to contact the Bureau office with additional trip planning questions at 847-662-2700 or 800-LAKE-NOW.

For tour suggestions, see our Sample Itineraries.

Calendar of Events
Seasonal celebrations and family festivals abound in Lake County, Illinois! Whether you're interested in Summer festivals, Fall apple picking, Winter carriage rides, or Spring gardening, your calendar will be full of fun things to do! Check out our Lake County, Illinois Calendar of Events.

Special Offers and Coupons
Lake County attractions, hotels, restaurants, and businesses offer valuable coupons to help make your trip as affordable as possible. Check out our Lake County, Illinois Special Offers and Coupons page.

To generate an interactive map and driving directions, click here to visit MapQuest. Below are additional maps available for printing.

Traffic ConditionsTraffic Conditions Photo
For real-time traffic conditions, construction notices, road closures and highway cameras, visit Illinois Tollway, AccuTraffic, Lake County Passage Live Traffic or GettingAroundIllinois. For additional public travel information, click here to visit the Illinois Department of Transportation. 

Continue here for important Lake County Construction Updates!

Missed a toll? Don't worry, mistakes happen. Continue here for all the information that you need to get that toll taken care of.

Transportation
If planning to use the public transportation (such as the CTA, Pace, or Metra) to get around in Lake County or beyond, we recommend downloading the Ventra App; the most convenient and safest way to pay for and to purchace transit tickets.

Below are some valuable resources for transportation in and around the Lake County area. 


Amtrak - Union Station
(Chicago )
Amtrak connects more than 500 destinations in safer, greener and friendlier ways. Ride on Amtrak and...

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General Mitchell International Airport (MKE)
(Milwaukee)
Chicago's third airport, General Mitchell International (MKE), is easy off I-94 south of Milwauk...

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GOGO Charters Chicago
(Chicago )
GOGO Charters has access to charter buses across Chicago, IL, with various models and on-board ameni...

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Metra Commuter Rail Service
(Chicago )
Northeast Illinois commuter rail system that services Chicagoland including Lake County....

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Midway Airport
(Chicago )
Located south of Chicago off Interstate 55....

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National Charter Bus Chicago
(Chicago )
Explore the Great Lakes region with private group transportation from National Charter Bus Chicago! ...

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O'Hare International Airport
(Chicago )
Located northwest of Chicago. Follow signs from O'Hare toward I-294 North to come to Lake County...

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Pace Suburban Bus Service
(Gurnee)
Pace's fixed-route bus service conveniently carries commuters throughout the suburbs using a set...

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TMA of Lake-Cook
(Deerfield)
TMA of Lake-Cook is a not-for-profit business association dedicated to improving your employees’ com...

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Waukegan Regional Airport
(Waukegan)
The Waukegan National Airport is a general aviation facility categorized by the FAA as a "Relie...

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Holidays in Lake County