Home to mountains, lakes, canyons and, of course, the Windy City, it’s no wonder Illinois is a tourist magnet. Its rugged terrain is ripe for adventure, from hiking through state parks to skiing the peaks and jet-skiing down rivers. Add to this the hundreds of golf courses that dot the landscape, and you’ve got the perfect package for the active vacationer. When city life calls, Chicago answers with world-class museums, art galleries, theaters and nightlife. Ready to dive into the Prairie State in style? Here’s our pick of the best resorts to book in Illinois with Culture Trip.