Chicago Southland

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Just beyond the city limits of Chicago rests the 62 south/southwest suburbs known as Chicago Southland. Offering hundreds of festivals, 40,000 acres of luscious forestry, 600 holes of golf, iconic historic downtown shopping districts and some of the best restaurants, breweries & distilleries in the Chicagoland area.

Brimming with regional festivals and events, restaurants, attractions and hotels, the Chicago Southland has so much to offer. With the ease of accessibility of interstates 55, 57, 80, 94, 294 and 355 running through the region, close proximity to Midway and O’Hare International Airports and an abundance of commuter rail options, traveling to and around the region is quick and easy. Within a five-hour drive of eight states, the Chicago Southland is perfect for a weekend getaway.

From the 40,000 acres of peaceful, scenic forestry to the vast live music offerings, visitors can experience a wide gamut of activities. Visit one of Chicago Southland’s newest attractions including Urban Air Adventure Park, the ultimate indoor playground or Stellwagen Farm, a historic working farm. The Chicago Southland also offers cultural performances and festivals all year long, fine and family dining at hundreds of restaurants and hotel accommodations to suit every budget.

This 2023 Visitors Guide offers up ideas like must-do kid-friendly activities, 2023 BMW Championship, the need for speed, 10 hidden gems in the Chicago Southland, nightlife plus much, much more!