L’Ufficio del Turismo dell’Illinois celebra la Settimana nazionale dei viaggi e del turismo con le nuove idee di viaggio “Instagrammable Illinois”

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CHICAGO – The Illinois Office of Tourism will celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week (NTTW) May 5-11 by releasing new “Instagrammable Illinois” trip ideas showcasing 20 of the state’s most Insta-worthy places to visit in 2019.

This year’s NTTW theme, “Travel Matters,” reinforces the value travel holds for the economy, businesses and personal well-being. During NTTW, the Illinois Office of Tourism will use Enjoy Illinois social channels (@EnjoyIllinois) to highlight a different destination each day and inspire travel while showing how tourism helps boost our economy, improves health, reinforces hometown pride and creates new experiences.

“National Travel & Tourism Week reminds us that Illinois’ $40 billion travel and tourism industry plays a vital role in boosting the state’s economy while supporting small businesses and more than 337,000 jobs across the state,” said Erin Guthrie, Acting Director of the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity. “Illinois is proud to welcome 114 million business and leisure visitors from around the world each year to showcase the wonderful destinations within the state.”

“We know based on our research visitors want to explore off-the-beaten-path destinations and enjoy new experiences when they travel,” said Jan Kemmerling, Acting Director of the Illinois Office of Tourism. “We’re excited to promote our new Instagram-worthy trip ideas to encourage visitors to plan a weekend getaway and share their travel experiences on social media with #EnjoyIllinois.”

The Illinois Office of Tourism selected the Instagram-worthy places to incorporate a mix of well-known attractions and lesser known places. Locations featured in the itinerary were also based on how images performed across Enjoy Illinois social channels, along with growing popularity from user generated content.

To view and download the new Instagrammable Illinois trip ideas visit http://www.EnjoyIllinois.com/instaworthy.

To download photos of the Instagram-worthy attractions listed above click here. To start planning your next trip, visit EnjoyIllinois.com for travel inspiration and download the new spring/summer Travel Illinois magazine.

20 Instagram-Worthy Places in Illinois include (in alphabetical order):

Anderson Japanese Gardens (Rockford)

Inspired by calm and tranquility, the 12-acre award-winning landscape is comprised of koi-filled ponds, winding paths, gentle streams, cascading waterfalls.

Baha’i House of Worship (Wilmette)

Near the shores of Lake Michigan, the Baha’i House of Worship is the oldest surviving temple of its kind. With walls of lace-like ornamentation and 135-foot dome, the temple offers a scene of unsurpassed beauty.

Bell Smith Springs (Shawnee National Forest)

One of the most beautiful recreation areas in the Shawnee National Forest, Bell Smith Springs is a hidden gem boasting a series of clear streams surrounded by sandstone bluffs.

Cave-in-Rock State Park (Cave-in-Rock)

This park in southern Illinois, overlooking the Ohio River, is known for the 55-foot wide cave that was carved out of the limestone rock by water thousands of years ago.

Chicago Botanic Garden (Glencoe)

Climb a waterfall, cross bridges spanning sparkling lakes and soak in 27 stunning gardens throughout the seasons.

Cloud Gate (“The Bean” Chicago)

The centerpiece of Chicago’s Millennium Park, Cloud Gate (aka “The Bean”) is a mirrored public sculpture and a must-have photo opportunity for locals and visitors.

Crown Brew Coffee Co. (Carterville)

This cozy Southern Illinois coffee shop specializes in making incredible handcrafted lattes with photo-worthy designs and delicious pour over coffee.

Garden of the Gods (Shawnee National Forest, Herod)

Millions of years in the making, the Garden of the Gods is the most visited site in the Shawnee National Forest with spectacular views of dramatic rock formations and cliffs.

Grafton SkyTour (Grafton) *Opening June 1

This summer visitors can reach new heights riding the new Grafton Sky Tour, a gondola ride at Aerie’s Resort that will offer incredible bird’s eye views of the Great River Road, Mississippi River and Pere Marquette State Park.

Historic Main Street (Galena)

With more than 125 unique boutiques, eateries, wineries and galleries, Historic Main Street in the quaint downtown of Galena is the perfect backdrop for a snapshot.

Illinois State Capitol Rotunda (Springfield)

Located within the picturesque Illinois State Capitol is a magnificent rotunda featuring intricate glass designs and eye-catching colors – it’s impossible to take a bad picture!

John Deere Pavilion (Moline)

Climb aboard vintage John Deere tractors to snap a fun and rustic pic with family and friends at the John Deere Pavilion.

Matthiessen State Park (Oglesby/Starved Rock Country)

From incredible rock formations to scenic hiking trails and unusual wildlife, this is a picture-perfect paradise for explorers and lovers of the great outdoors.

Morton Arboretum (Lisle)

Il Morton Arboretum è il paladino degli alberi, un museo vivente e un accattivante giardino di 1.700 acri. Non dimenticare di andare a caccia di troll (e posa per un selfie) per un’esperienza indimenticabile.

Navy Pier (Chicago)

L’orgoglio del lungolago di Chicago, Navy Pier è un punto di riferimento luminoso e colorato noto per la sua iconica ruota panoramica insieme a cibo, intrattenimento e attrazioni culturali.

Murale Pontiac Visitors Center Route 66 (Pontiac)

Un viaggio lungo la Route 66 sarebbe incompleto senza una foto di fronte all’iconica Route 66 Mural adornata sull’edificio in mattoni che ospita il Route 66 Museum al Pontiac Visitors Centre.

Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery (Champaign)

Questo allevamento di capre è noto per il suo formaggio e il gelato artigianale premiati. È il posto perfetto per sedersi e godersi una tranquilla serata nella prateria e persino giocare con alcune capre!

The Rookery (Chicago)

Questo punto di riferimento di Chicago è incluso nel Frank Lloyd Wright Trail dell’Illinois. La sua elaborata hall principale e la corte luminosa sono state rinnovate dal famoso architetto nel 1905. Entrate e vedrete perché è conosciuto come uno degli spazi interni più spettacolari dell’Illinois.

Six Flags Great America (Gurnee)

Una destinazione che è divertente per tutta la famiglia, Six Flags Great America è piena di colori vivaci, montagne russe giganti e Hurricane Harbor che offre 30 giri d’acqua.

Skydeck Chicago – The Ledge (Chicago)

Mostra ai tuoi follower la vista dalla cima di Chicago mentre ti trovi su The Ledge at Skydeck a Willis Tower, l’edificio più alto della città.

Per visualizzare e scaricare le nuove idee di viaggio su Instagrammable Illinois, visitare http://www.EnjoyIllinois.com/instaworthy.

Per scaricare le foto delle attrazioni degne di Instagram elencate sopra clicca qui. Per iniziare a pianificare il tuo prossimo viaggio, visita EnjoyIllinois.com per l’ispirazione di viaggio e scarica la nuova rivista primavera / estate di Travel Illinois.

 

A proposito di National Travel & Tourism Week

La Settimana nazionale dei viaggi e turismo (NTTW), giunta alla sua 36a edizione, è il saluto annuale per viaggiare in America. Durante la prima settimana completa di maggio, le comunità si uniscono a livello nazionale per mostrare l’impatto del viaggio. NTTW è un’iniziativa della US Travel Association.

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