- 60 hotels and 3 resorts
- Itinerary planning
- Tour Planner Guide/Visitor Guide (Adventure Kit)
- Referrals for local service providers for hotels, attractions and more
- Site inspection assistance
- Resources: Reunion Planning Checklist
- Six Flags Great America
- Great Wolf Lodge Illinois
- Chicago Botanic Garden
- Illinois Beach State Park and Illinois Beach Resort and Conference Center
“All family members said it was the BEST family reunion we have ever had. The family doesn’t know all of the work that went into the planning, and they don’t know that Kimberly started the ball rolling to what became the BEST family reunion ever!”
– Ann Hall-Jones, Jones-Ellis-Sykes Family Reunion
Lake County, Illinois
In Lake County, you’ll find the recreational opportunities, natural beauty and charm of the Upper Midwest combined with amenities, facilities and conveniences of the big city.
In the Lake County Forest Preserves there’s fun for groups of any size or ability, featuring pavilions along pristine lakeshores and the Fox River, hiking trails, sports and breathtaking views. Independence Grove Forest Preserve offers more than 1,100 acres to enjoy, picnic spaces, swimming, shoreline fishing, dining, plus boat and surrey-bike rentals.
Six Flags Great America, one of the country’s premier theme parks, features 15 roller coasters, and Hurricane Harbor water park. Explore 25 dazzling gardens in the world-famous Chicago Botanic Garden, or entertain the little ones at Lambs Farm’s petting zoo. Gurnee Mills has 200 retailers and restaurants, plus ice-skating and interactive games. In the Historic Village of Long Grove, you’ll discover boutiques, galleries and a craft brewery in buildings dating back to the 1800s. Libertyville Sports Complex features a 360-degree rock climbing mountain, driving range and indoor soccer fields.
Lake County also has a diverse restaurant scene – from Chicago deep-dish pizza to the themed Rainforest Cafe to the legendary buffet at Golden Corral.
Choose from 60 group-friendly hotels in every price range. Opening summer 2018, Great Wolf Lodge Illinois boasts 414 suites and an 80,000-square foot indoor water park. The Illinois Beach Resort and Conference Center has 92 rooms in a stunning lakefront location. Full-service hotels include Doubletree by Hilton Libertyville Mundelein, Embassy Suites, Holiday Inn Gurnee, Hyatt Regency Deerfield, Marriott Lincolnshire Resort, and Marriott Suites Deerfield.
Lake County is accessible via Interstate 94 and less than an hour from Milwaukee’s General Mitchell and Chicago’s O’Hare airports.