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3 Light Displays You Can’t Miss

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Events, Holidays

“Tis the season for holiday fun and one of the best ways to celebrate is with light displays! Here in ILLINOISouth, we have so many it is hard to choose but here are 3 that you should check out! 

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Santa Finder 2018

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Holidays

Trying to snap a photo with Santa this season? It won’t be hard if you are in ILLINOISouth because Santa is all around our region. Check out these events to visit with Santa, grab a photo and tell him everything you want for Christmas. 

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Find Time to Wine: Irene’s Vineyard

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Find Time to Wine, Wine

“Find Time to Wine” is continuing with Irene’s Vineyard in Oblong, Illinois. The tasting room is open Wednesday through Sunday making it a perfect place to stop in while traveling. It is located an hour from Vincennes, IN and an hour from Effingham, IL. 

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This Make-Believe Park In Illinois Will Bring Out The Imagination In Everyone

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Attractions

Sometimes a little inspiration can be just the trick to bring out that inner child. There’s a make-believe park in Southern Illinois that is perfect for playing pretend all day long, and it’s ideal for all ages. Grab the kids or head out on your own to this epic playground. Scroll on for details about where to find this place and what to do once you get there. 

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Few People Know Illinois Is Home To The World’s Largest Game Of Laser Tag

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Attractions

Nothing transports you to another world quite like a laser center. Hunt down your friends in the largest game of laser tag in all of Indiana at this amazing entertainment zone in Belleville. There’s much more than lasers at this adventure center. 

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Fall Views on the Great River Road

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Attractions, Fall

Fall is a beautiful time of year across the entire midwest but some of the views in Illinois are absolutely breathtaking. With the combination of changing colors, rich history, and quaint towns, ILLINOISouth’s portion of the Great River Road is the perfect place to pack up and head for the weekend.

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The Bakery Hiding In This Vintage Illinois Restaurant Is Impossible To Ignore

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Food

When that sweet tooth craving strikes, there’s no better place to go for desserts than this restaurant in Litchfield, Illinois that has a hidden bakery. From cookies to cinnamon rolls, you’ll find all your favorite treats here.

Enjoy vintage charm and recipes that have been handed down for nearly 100 years. Scroll on to learn all about this fabulous place.

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Haunted Places in ILLINOISouth

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Fall

Paranormal enthusiast rejoice! In honor of Halloween and this spooky time of year, we have put together a self-guided tour for you to explore the haunted sites around ILLINOISouth. This is a great weekend trip idea that takes you through multiple cities in ILLINOISouth that are said to have strange happenings at some of their sites. It is best to get an early start to make sure you have plenty of time at each site.

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Pumpkin Season in ILSouth!

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Fall, Halloween, Holidays, Orchards

It is officially time for all things pumpkin and we are your resource for the best pumpkin patches in the area.

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All About Belleville Oktoberfest

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Events

Come celebrate the German Heritage of Belleville, Illinois with the 38th Annual Belleville Oktoberfest. This event is scheduled for the weekend of September 21st and 22nd and is packed full of entertainment including carnival rides, a Kid’s Korner, a Poker Run on Saturday, a raffle, live music in the evenings, and plenty of food, beer, and fun for the whole family.

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