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Cozy Spots Feature Image

This week, we asked our Instagram followers to share photos that surround the theme “cozy spots.” Check out a few of our favorite shots from around the state below! Be sure to follow us on Instagram for upcoming weekly challenges. Share your best photos with us by tagging #EnjoyIllinois and your photo could be featured.

For more unique Illinois destinations, events and attractions check out EnjoyIllinois.com.

2-1 Cozy Spot Kickoff Image - Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits - (at) chieners

This week, we kicked off our “cozy spots” challenge with this awesome photo of Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits in Chicago by @chieners!

Milltown coffee - (at) kjackson1991

How comfy does this photo of Milltown Coffee look from @kjackson1991? It fits our “cozy spot” theme perfectly!

Blue Bird Beat Cafe - (at) marissadta

Instagramer @marissadta captured this awesome photo at the Blue Bird Beat Café in Aurora!

Julius Meinl - (at) pdbminer

Great capture at the Julius Meinl in Chicago by @pdbminer! Nothing says cozy like a warm cup of coffee.

The Coffee Hub - (at) kjackson1991

Here’s another cozy photo from @kjackson1991 of The Coffee Hub in Lacon!

Saint Charles Last Year - (at) yoga.gal

Love this throwback photo of St. Charles during last year’s snow storm by @yoga.gal!

Soho House - (at) reed.schmidt

How cozy does Soho House in Chicago look? Thanks for sharing @reed.schmidt!

-Illinois Office of Tourism

Winter Adventure Feature Image

This week, we asked our Instagram followers to share photos that surround the theme “winter adventure.” Check out a few of our favorite shots from around the state below! Be sure to follow us on Instagram for upcoming weekly challenges. Share your best photos with us by tagging #EnjoyIllinois and your photo could be featured.

For more unique Illinois destinations, events and attractions check out EnjoyIllinois.com.

1-25 Springbrook Praire Forest

We kicked off this week’s “winter adventure” challenge with this gorgeous photo of Springbrook Prairie Forest by @dupageforest.

Blackwell Lake, Warrenville- (at) nicu2001

Shout out to @nicu2001 for capturing this fiery sunset at Blackwell Lake in Warrenville!

Country Lane Woods (at) genevievebook

We love this shot of a pup exploring icy Country Lane Woods by @genevievebook!

Fabyan Forest Preserve (at) jlishamer

How awesome this is this black and white shot of Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva by @jilshamer?

Following coyoyte tracks in Lake County(at) irishvikingdesigns

Instagramer @irishvikingdesigns went exploring in Lake County and captured this cool shot.

Lake Michigan (at) pretzelbuns

Stunning shot of icy Lake Michigan in Chicago from @pretzelbuns!

Oak Street Beach Sunrise (at) norafio

We can’t get enough of this sunset shot over Lake Michigan at Oak Street Beach in Chicago from @norafio!

Rock Cut State Park(at) hcotten13

Instagramer @hcotten13 had a winter adventure at Rock Cut State Park outside Rockford.

-Illinois Office of Tourism

Round Feature Image

This week, we asked our Instagram followers to share photos that surround the theme “round.” Check out a few of our favorite shots from around the state below! Be sure to follow us on Instagram for upcoming weekly challenges. Share your best photos with us by tagging #EnjoyIllinois and your photo could be featured.

For more unique Illinois destinations, events and attractions check out EnjoyIllinois.com.

Kickoff Image Chicago Cultural Center - juliaswan_

This week, we kicked off our “round” challenge with this incredible photo of the Tiffany glass ceiling at the Chicago Cultural Center by @juliaswan_!

Primrose Farm - (at) yoga.gal

How beautiful is this snowy scene at Primrose Farm in St. Charles by @yoga.gal? These wagon wheels dusted in snow fit our “round” theme perfectly!

Opdyke - (at) morgahnzedalis

Check out this field of dandelions in Opdyke by @morgahnzedalis!

Donut - (at) sauk_it_to_me

How cool is this giant pink donut and sign for a donut eating contest in Northern Illinois? (Photo: @sauk_it_to_me)

Lincoln Park Conservatory - (at) niloodn

Instagramer @niloodn captured this shot at the Lincoln Park Conservatory in Chicago!

Frozen Tree - (at) daniel_eidsmoe

We love this up close shot of frozen berries on a tree in Bloomington-Normal by @daniel_eidsmoe!

Navy Pier - (at) ashvinlad

Instagramer @ashvinlad shared this sunny photo of the Ferris wheel at Navy Pier in Chicago.

Snowy Scene - (at) julio_guerrero_photography

We love this snowy scene and round halo over the sun in Northern Illinois! (Photo: (at) julio_guerrero_photography)

-Illinois Office of Tourism

Reflection Feature Image

This week, we asked our Instagram followers to share photos that surround the theme “reflection.” Check out a few of our favorite shots from around the state below! Be sure to follow us on Instagram for upcoming weekly challenges. Share your best photos with us by tagging #EnjoyIllinois and your photo could be featured.

For more unique Illinois destinations, events and attractions check out EnjoyIllinois.com.

Kickoff Image - Chicago skyline by (at) alinatsvor

This week, we kicked off our challenge with a photo of a gorgeous sunset over Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline by @alinatsvor.

1-15 Cloud Gate -(at)- hazey232

Awesome capture of Cloud Gate, also known as The Bean, in Chicago’s Millennium Park by @hazey232!

Glen Carbon - (at) ourlittlelifestyleblog

How incredible is this shot of Glen Carbon in Southern Illinois by @ourlittlelifestyleblog?

Cloud Gate - (at) sfmoe

Shout out to @sfmoe for capturing this cool shot of Cloud Gate, also known as The Bean, reflecting downtown Chicago.

Crown Center - (at) dbromo

How cool is this shot of Crown Center at Loyola University captured by @dbromo? We love the reflection of the windows on the floor.

Perry Farm - (at) josh.lundmark

Instagramer @josh.lundmark captured this beautiful shot of the trees reflected in the water at Perry Farm in Bourbonnais.

Chicago Puddle - (at) tazm1

How cool is this shot of @tazm1’s reflection in this puddle? It fits this week’s theme perfectly.

Chicago River - (at) roger_g

We love the yellow lights of downtown Chicago reflected in the icy Chicago River by @roger_g!

Marina City - (at) starrynightbug

Check out this shot of Marina City reflected in a puddle in downtown Chicago by @starrynightbug!

-Illinois Office of Tourism

Sunset Feature Image

This week, we asked our Instagram followers to share photos that surround the theme “sunset.” Check out a few of our favorite shots from around the state below! Be sure to follow us on Instagram for upcoming weekly challenges. Share your best photos with us by tagging #EnjoyIllinois and your photo could be featured.

For more unique Illinois destinations, events and attractions check out EnjoyIllinois.com.

Peoria Sunset Trashhand

We kicked off this week’s challenge with an awesome photo of the sun setting over the Illinois River in Peoria from @trashhand!

Riverfront Park Bourbonnais (at) mr.sonnenberg

What a beautiful capture from @mr.sonnenberg of Riverfront Park in Bourbonnais!

Waterloo - (at) shfty78

We love this shot of the sun dipping into the horizon in Waterloo! This photo was taken at Eagle Miles Cemetery in Monroe County. (Photo: @shfty78)

Chicago - (at) alberthidalgophotography

Beautiful image of the sunset through the winter clouds in Chicago by @alberthidalgophotography.

Southern Illinois - (at) jfortunephoto

Shout out to @jfortunephoto for capturing this beautiful sunset in Southern Illinois.

Peck Farm - (at) yoga.gal

How stunning is this shot of the sun setting over Peck Farm in Geneva? (Photo: @yoga.gal)

-Illinois Office of Tourism