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Illinois Affordable Getaways

Illinois is a state that can impress on the slimmest of budgets. You can find cheap romantic travel deals in Illinois if you know where to look. One option is to consider what free special public events are going on in towns and cities like Rockford, Waukegan, Belleville, Effingham and across Illinois. Another travel deal is to remember that Illinois's natural beauty is always available to inspire awe for little or nothing. Here are some great ideas for an affordable romantic getaway in the beautiful state of Illinois.

Affordable Romantic Getaways in Illinois State & National Parks

Make a IL park your getaway destination and enjoy some greenery while saving some green! Illinois is home to dozens of Illinois State & National Parks that offer visitors stunning views and fun activities, all for nothing or perhaps a nominal park fee. Visit places like Starved Rock State Park, Starved Rock State Park, Cache River State Natural Area or Wayne Fitsgerrell State Park. Bring a tent and sleeping bags, pack some marshmallows, and prepare to have an inexpensive, cheap romantic getaway, Mother Nature style!

Popular Illinois Parks
Wolf Creek State Park

Cache River State Natural Area
Fort Massac State Park

Starved Rock State Park
Apple River Canyon

Kickapoo State Park
Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park
Castle Rock State Park
Mississippi Palisades State Park
Rock Cut State Park
Sand Ridge State Park
Jim Edgar Park and Finger Lake
Shawnee National Forest
Hazlet State Park

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Events & Romantic Things To Do in Illinois

Local Events & Festivals

Get local papers or go online to find cheap or even free Illinois festivals and events in any city or town. There's opportunities to hear music, see art, or even sample cuisine all for little or nothing out of pocket! Events such as Squawk & Oink Barbecue Festival in Momence in September, Marcus Garvey Farm Festival in August, Chicagoland Flower & Garden Show in March, or Cantigny Fall Festival in Wheaton in October are generally free to the public, or perhaps charge a small fee. Plan your next romantic Illinois getaway around one of these excellent events!


Low Cost Events Across Illinois
Mega Winter Fest 2009 in St. Charles in January
Chicagoland Flower & Garden Show in March
Cantigny Fall Festival in Wheaton in October
Ravinia Festival in Highland Park in June

ARC Taste of Galena in February
Squawk & Oink Barbecue Festival in Momence in September
Marcus Garvey Farm Festival in August
Market Square Arts Festival in Galena in August

Southern Illinois Harvest Festival in Mt. Vernon in October
Central Illinois Jazz Festival in January
Effingham Annual Artisan Fair in April
Wine & Art Festival / Rend Lake Artisans Shop in September

Bald Eagle Days at Pere Marquette in January - March
Pere Marquette Lodge: Peach Festival in September
Art on the Square in May
Weihnachts Festival in Millstadt in Decembe

For additional Illinois affordable romantic travel information including other attractions and popular events, you can contact the Illinois Bureau of Tourism at 100 West Randolph Street, Suite 3-400, Chicago IL 60602 Telephone: 312-814-4732.

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