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Summertime at the Beach

July 01, 2019

Warm sunshine and that even warmer summer mood can only mean one thing: beach time! Luckily, Illinois Beach Hotel wasn’t just randomly named. Right in our backyard stretches over 6 miles of pristine beach ridge shoreline. In fact, this is the last of its kind in Illinois!

Whether your ideal summer day consists of a relaxing bike ride along the coast, a refreshing swim in Lake Michigan, or a scenic hike through lush vegetation, Illinois Beach State Park has you covered. In fact, there’s really no need to choose as you can enjoy all three and more all summer long.

Head a bit inland and you will find yourself wandering through over 4000 acres of park that is just booming with life. Over 600 species of plants and other life will remind you of Illinois’ beauty. If you’re sure there won’t be any rain at night, there are even campgrounds to really soak in nature. This summer, let Illinois Beach Hotel be your portal to a beach adventure.