As you read ahead, you will find a multitude of different travel ideas. We cover everything from road trips and budget conscious travel ideas to fantastic food and even NASCAR! If you'd like to do some research before making a trip to our neck of the woods, you are in the right place. On behalf of all of us here at Discover Downstate Illinois, we hope you enjoy downstateil.org as much as we enjoyed creating it! If you do make a visit, please share any photos of your experiences online and use the hashtag #downstateil. We absolutely LOVE to hear about first-hand adventures in our region!