Day trips are the best. You don't have to get a hotel, you can get up early, drive, visit, and drive back. There's one very popular landmark in Quincy that was just named the best place for a day trip it's a historical fixture in Quincy.
There is something about going to a children's museum and being able to interact with exhibits, playing and climbing, and learning and Illinois has two of the very best children's museums in the nation.
Have you ever wanted to go to Vegas but couldn't afford it? Have you ever wanted to see what it's like sleeping in a spaceship? Those are just some of the wacky and fun theme hotel rooms you can stay in at the Sunset Inn & Suites in Clinton, Illinois.