Gov. JB Pritzker joined the Illinois Office of Tourism and industry leaders to kick off "Time for Me to Drive"a new campaign to promote the return of travel across the state.
In its first new campaign for tourism since the onset of COVID-19 last year, the State of Illinois is encouraging residents and visitors to get out and enjoy Illinois' diverse communities and scenic landscapes safely.
As consumer trends reveal an increased desire to travel by car, the new campaign is timed to highlight Illinois as a top choice for travel ahead of the summer season.
Time for Me to Drive" highlights the state's seven national scenic byways and highways as more travelers seek to pack their cars and hit the road, a trend seen increasingly across the country. Featured trips span the state's museums, architecture and natural wonders, including Matthiessen State Park, in Oglesby; Mississippi Palisades State Park, in Savanna; and the Shawnee National Forest and the Garden of the Gods, both in Herod.
Road-trip itineraries also promote the discovery of destinations in and around Chicago including award-winning restaurants; small businesses offering Illinois-made products; and locations like Chicago's Navy Pier, the Riverwalk and the city's diverse neighborhoods.
The Illinois Tourism Officehoused within the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO)has created more than 60 original itineraries to help visitors navigate Illinois' communities and natural resources.
See EnjoyIllinois.com .