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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 Conditions
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.


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. 


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Amtrak - Union Station
Amtrak connects more than 500 destinations in safer, greener and friendlier ways. Ride on Amtrak and discover the nicer way to travel....Read More

Chicagoland Transportation Solutions, Inc.
Chicagoland Transportation Solutions specializes in providing transportation, group tours and receptive services. We can handle weddings, corporate ev...Read More

General Mitchell International Airport (MKE)
Chicago's third airport, General Mitchell International (MKE), is easy off I-94 south of Milwaukee 45 minutes from the Lake Forest oasis. MKE welcome...Read More

Metra Commuter Rail Service
Northeast Illinois commuter rail system that services Chicagoland including Lake County....Read More

Midway Airport
Located south of Chicago off Interstate 55. ...Read More

O'Hare International Airport
Located northwest of Chicago. Follow signs from O'Hare toward I-294 North to come to Lake County. Follow I-294 to I-94 North. Closest airport to Lake ...Read More

Pace Suburban Bus Service
Pace's fixed-route bus service conveniently carries commuters throughout the suburbs using a set schedule and routing. With 199 fixed routes serving m...Read More

TMA of Lake-Cook
TMA of Lake-Cook is a not-for-profit business association dedicated to improving your employees’ commute. For more than 25 years, TMA of Lake-Cook has...Read More

Waukegan Regional Airport
The Waukegan National Airport is a general aviation facility categorized by the FAA as a "Reliever Airport" for Chicago's O'Hare International. In thi...Read More

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No matter which route you take, all roads lead to fun in Lake County, Illinois, which is located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee. Lake County is home to 170 lakes and rivers, 30,000 acres of lush forest preserves, miles of hiking and biking trails, Six Flags Great America, Naval Station Great Lakes, Ravinia Festival and sandy beaches along Lake Michigan's shoreline. Family adventure is around every turn and awaits you in Lake County.
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