Trip Planning Tools

Visit Lake County wants your visit to Lake County to be smooth, enjoyable and memory-making. Here are tools and links to our partner communities, to help make your visit and planning a little easier.

For things-to-do 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.
Virtual things-to-do, too!

Special Offers
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 page.

To generate an interactive map and driving directions, click here to visit MapQuest

Start planning your trip to Lake County here:

Traffic ConditionsTraffic Conditions Photo
For real-time traffic conditions, construction notices, road closures and highway cameras, visit Illinois Tollway, 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.

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. 

College of Lake County - Advanced Technology Center
Welcome to the future of manufacturing. CLC’s Advanced Technology Center (ATC) ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Pace Suburban Bus Service
Pace's fixed-route bus service conveniently carries commuters throughout the subu...

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Waukegan National Airport
The Waukegan National Airport is a general aviation facility categorized by the FAA a...

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Other Businesses

225 South Canal Street Chicago , IL 60606


5465 West Grand Avenue, Suite 100
Gurnee, Illinois 60031
Phone: 847-662-2700

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