If you live in the Midwest, you don’t have to travel across the country to find the perfect family vacation destination. In fact, if this is your first time looking at family-friendly vacation spots in the Midwest, look no further than Illinois.
Numerous family resorts in Illinois offer interactive play opportunities, affordable accommodations and seasonally inspired themed events to entertain the smallest, and tallest, members of your family.
Family Resorts in Illinois #1: Fox River Resort
Fox River Resort, located along Fox River in Sheridan, Illinois, offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor family activities including a game room, children’s playground, movie theater, indoor and outdoor pool, tennis court and volleyball court.
Guests of the 24-hour-a-day police-patrolled resort also enjoy on-site horseback riding, miniature golf, cross-country skiing and fishing in the resort’s seven-acre long stocked lake.
Fox River Resort offers budget, moderate and upscale lodging accommodations with amenities such as high speed Internet access, spacious living areas, flat-screen televisions and in-suite whirlpool bathtubs.
Fox River Resort
2558 N 3653rd Road
Sheridan, Ill. 60551
Family Resorts in Illinois #2: Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp and Resort Chicago
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp and Resort Chicago offers kids amenities such as two heated pools, a kiddie pool and miniature golf course. The resort also schedules numerous weekly activities for kids and teens, such as hay rides and ceramics painting classes.
Yogi Bear also hosts numerous themed events from May through October, such as Christmas in July, Storybook weekend and Hurray to Heroes weekend-a tribute to EMS, firefighters, police officers and military personnel.
Yogi Bear resort guests may camp on-site or rent travel trailers, mobile homes and cabins that feature amenities such as fully-equipped kitchens, televisions with DVD players and barbecue grills.
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp and Resort Chicago
8574 Millbrook Road
Millbrook, Ill. 60536
Family Friendly Resorts in Illinois #3: Harpole’s Heartland Lodge amp; Resort
Harpole’s Heartland Lodge amp; Resort offers active families a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities including horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, hunting and bird watching.
Guests of the resort stay at the on-site bed and breakfast, which offers numerous themed rooms-such as the Angler room decked out with fishing gear-that include amenities such as walk-out porches, Jacuzzis, triple-sheeted beds and fireplaces.
Harpole’s Heartland Lodge amp; Resort includes both breakfast and dinner in its bed and breakfast packages at no additional charge.