Summer 2022 vacation places, travel tips: What to do in Galena, IL and whether Illinois tourism has bounced back from COVID


CHICAGO (WLS) — Coming off the holiday weekend, you may have summer vacations on your mind.

And with travel costs way up, perhaps a one-tank road trip is your best bet.

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The Illinois Office of Tourism said you don’t have to go far to feel like you are getting away.

Marla Cichowski with the Illinois Office of Tourism joined ABC7 to discuss Illinois vacations.

She provided her thoughts on whether Illinois tourism has picked back up to pre-pandemic levels. Cichowski talked about what kind of outdoor adventures are available in Illinois.

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Cichowski discussed the Galena area, which is about three hours from Chicago. She said it can be very budget-friendly and talked about the activities available there.

She also talked about where history buffs should travel to and quick trips with young kids.

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