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Bloom Feature Image

This week we asked our Instagram followers to share photos that surround the theme “bloom.” 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.

Cantigny Park - (at) ninababina77

To kick off our “bloom” challenge this week, we shared this beautiful photo taken in Cantigny Park by @ninababina77.

Geneva - (at) chrisburrichter

We can’t stop looking at the photos of #flowersonfargo. Loving all of them! (Photo by @chrisburrichter)

Cantigny Park in Wheaton - (at) chitown_vinnyd

Awesome photo taken at Cantigny Park in Wheaton by @chitown_vinnyd!

Chicago Botanic Garden - (at) c.kopeckyck1

We always love to see pictures of the beautiful flowers from the Chicago Botanic Garden! (Photo by @c.kopeckyck1)

Downers Grove - (at) eastgrovestampco

Loving the spring colors in Downers Grove! Awesome photo @eastgrovestampco!

Flowers on Fargo - (at) mollyko

Great capture by @mollyko in Geneva! Check out other photos from #flowersonfargo by searching the hashtag on Instagram.

Harms Woods - (at) marathonpundit

Great close up shot by @marathonpundit in Harms Woods!

Lake Forest - (at) katiegoingplaces

Daffodils are one of the classic spring flowers. Thanks for sharing this photo taken in Lake Forest @katiegoingplaces!

Legion Park - (at) i0nagirl

Instagramer @i0nagirl captured this colorful shot in Legion Park.

Long Grove - (at) igrex50

Nothing like a field of vibrant tulips to kick off spring! Thanks for sharing @igrex50.

Michigan Avenue - (at) stylemeetlife

You can find these purple and yellow tulips lining Michigan Avenue in Chicago! (Photo by @stylemeetlife)

St Charles - (at) michelefairall

How gorgeous is the light streaming through the blossoms on this tree? Thanks for sharing this shot from St. Charles @michelefairall!

University of Illinois - Champaign - (at) ilovekumihimo

Love the colors of these flowers taken at the University of Illinois by @ilovekumihimo!

-Illinois Office of Tourism

FEATURE IMAGE

This week we asked our Instagram followers to share photos that surround the theme “blue.” 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.

The Secret Beach - Lake Forest - (at) katiegoingplaces

To kick off our “blue” challenge this week, we shared this beautiful photo taken in Lake Forest by @katiegoingplaces.

Fox River at Carpenter Dam - (at) tonycolts

We love how the colors blend together in this photo taken at Fox River. Thanks for sharing @tonycolts!

Alta Vista Terrance District - (at) cyndydehmer

Great photo taken in the historic Alta Vista Terrance District in Chicago! (Photo by @cyndydehmer)

Garfield Park Conservatory - (at)leidy_photography

The Garfield Park Conservatory is a gorgeous place to visit all year round. Gorgeous photo @leidy_photography!

Lakefront Trail in Lincoln Park - (at) biz_marchi

How excited does this photo of Lake Michigan make you for summer? (Photo by @biz_marchi)

General Ulysses S. Grant's house - (at) c.kopeckyck1

Beautiful shot of General Ulysses S. Grant’s house by @c.kopeckyck1!

Montrose Beach - (at) migltellez

What a gorgeous view at Montrose Beach! Thanks for sharing @migltellez!

Fox River Trail - (at) yoga.gal

Great find by @yoga.gal on the Fox River Trail!

Sag Quarries Forest Preserve - (at) chadii1

How many of you have driven over this bridge at Sag Quarries Forest Preserve? (Photo by @chadii1)

The Pink Elephant Antique Mall - (at) jenniferlynn_a

Awesome photo taken at The Pink Elephant Antique Mall in Livingston by (at) jenniferlynn_a!

Waukegan Harbor - (at) shirleygirly5

Loving all of the blue at Waukegan Harbor! (Photo by @shirleygirly5)

Blue Car - (at) Mandelcandle

What a cool capture in Chicago by @Mandelcandle!

-Illinois Office of Tourism

Spring Feature Image

This week we asked our Instagram followers to share photos that surround the theme “spring.” 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 post - (at) xchriswilsonx

To kick off our “spring” challenge this week, with we shared this awesome photo taken at Pilcher Park Nature Center in Joliet by @xchriswilsonx.

Lincoln Home National Historic Site - (at) azmangums

Wow, we love this beautiful shot captured at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Thanks for sharing @azmangums!

Third Lake - (at) irishvikingdesigns

Beautiful photo of the sun setting over Third Lake by @irishvikingdesigns!

Wrigley Field - (at) nick_ulivieri

Is there a better representation of spring than the Chicago Cubs’ home opener at Wrigley Field? Great photo @nick_ulivieri!

Baha'i House of Worship - (at) ionu_t_z

What a beautiful photo of the Bahá’í House of Worship in Wilmette by @ionu_t_z! It fits our theme “spring” perfectly!

East Peoria Riverfront - (at) kjackson1991

Gorgeous close up of these spring blooms taken at East Peoria RiverFront by @kjackson1991!

Historic Rose Hotel - (at) lisacrashtestdummy62

The view at the historic Rose Hotel in Elizabethtown is nothing short of amazing. Great photo @lisacrashtestdummy62!

Pastel flowers - (at) photographicartbyaz

Loving the colors in this photo! Thanks for sharing @photographicartbyaz.

Maggie Daley Park - (at)memofilms

Maggie Daley Park is a great place to spend time all year round. Great photo @memofilms!

DeKalb - (at) allthingznew

We love when the sun is shining! Great photo taken in DeKalb by @allthingznew.

Edinburg - (at) renaissancemotleyman

Beautiful capture in Edinburg @renaissancemotleyman!

Apple River - (at) stoned_art_studio

Loving this shot of Apple River in the spring time! (Photo by @stoned_art_studio)

-Illinois Office of Tourism

FEATURE IMAGE

This week we asked our Instagram followers to share photos that fit the theme “geometric.” 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.

O'hare airport - (at) misseswray

This week, we kicked off our “geometric” challenge with this beautiful photo taken at O’Hare International Airport by @misseswray.

Interstate 24 Ohio River Bridge- (at) thephillawson

We love this shot of the Interstate 24 Ohio River Bridge by @thephillawson! It fits our theme “geometric” perfectly.

Lincoln Park Zoo - (at) artistviejo

Beautiful capture at the Lincoln Park Zoo by @artistviejo!

M2A Farms - (at) sauk_it_to_me

Great find at M2A Farms in Dwight by @sauk_it_to_me!

North Ave Pedestrian Bridge - (at) summaiyahj

The colors and silhouette in this photo are amazing. Great capture of the North Ave. Pedestrian Bridge @summaiyahj!

Quad cities - (at) mj_kehoe

We’re in love with this sunset captured in the Quad Cities! (Photo by mj_kehoe)

Raven Stone Castle - (at) sarasnowwhite

Did you know we have a castle in Harvard? Great photo @sarasnowwhite of the Raven Stone Castle!

The Morton Arboretum - (at) yoga.gal

Loving the detail in this photo! Great find by @yoga.gal at The Morton Arboretum.

Thompson Center - (at) cyndydehmer

The shapes and designs that make up the Thompson Center are nothing short of amazing. (photo by @cyndydehmer)

Wright in Kankakee - (at) josh.lundmark

Great photo of the B. Harley Bradley house in Kankakee by @josh.lundmark!

-Illinois Office of Tourism

3.25 Feature

This week we asked our Instagram followers to share photos around the theme “shadow.” 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.

360 Chicago - (at) tat_ventures

This week, we kicked off our “shadow” challenge with this beautiful photo taken of the John Hancock Building at 360 Chicago by @tat_ventures.

Franklin Creek State Park- (at) michelled_brown

What an awesome shot of Franklin Creek State Park by @michelled_brown! It fits our theme perfectly!

Primrose Farm - (at) yoga.gal

What a great capture at Primrose Farm by @yoga.gal!

Starved Rock State Park - (at) elliotwithone_t

We love the shadows of the bare trees in this photo taken at Starved Rock State Park. (Photo by @elliotwithone_t)

Chicago Streets- (at) _ncrawford_

We love the colors in this photo! Taken in Chicago by @_ncrawford_

Danville - Vermilion County- (at) winks_photos

Love the way the sky meets the field in this photo taken by @winks_photos in Danville.

Edinburg - (at) renaissancemotleyman

Great photo taken of the silos in Edinburg! (Photo by @renaissancemotleyman)

Dekalb - (at) chuos722

Spring is on its way! Love this photo taken in Dekalb by @chuos722

Baha'i House of Worship(at)bobbyreys

Beautiful shot of the Bahá’í House of Worship in Wilmette! (Photo by @bobbyreys)

Giant City Park - pending approval - (at) picturedinsomnia

Great photo taken at Giant City Park by @picturedinsomnia!

-Illinois Office of Tourism