Now that summer is here, it’s time to get a much-needed change of scenery. Our region is ripe with luxurious hotels, thriving state parks, bustling downtowns and hidden attractions that bring you face-to-face with the refreshing waterfront. Where do you want to begin? ...

Since long before French explorers settled the banks of the Illinois River, the Peoria area has beckoned to the adventurous. From native tribes to whiskey stills, vaudeville performers and giant earthmoving equipment, this city’s rich history is baked into its culture – and its top destinations. ...

A great weekend’s journey isn't so far away. Here are some excellent places to visit. ...

Time for a weekend escape! Here are some great getaway spots to visit. ...

Time for a weekend escape! Here are some great getaway spots to visit. ...

A great weekend’s journey is right inside our region. Here are some of our area’s excellent places to play. ...

A great weekend’s journey is right inside our region. Here are some of our area’s excellent places to play. ...

It’s time to pack up the van and head out for a summer vacation. But forget about those long cross-country drives. Here are five of our favorite places to play, right here in our region. ...

A great weekend's journey is right inside our region. Here are some of our area's excellent places to play. ...

It's a vibrant, welcoming city, where there are plenty of attractions to visit. Discover the authentic experience of this weekend playground. ...