Get the door, it's the liquor store
Appropriately nicknamed the Prairie State, Illinois is packed with Americana attractions worthy of any road trip. You can check on... the world’s largest bottle of ketchup. Visit the site of the original McDonald’s restaurant (started in 1955). Maybe even take a tour at the Historical Museum of Torture Devices? Illinois is oft-associated with midwestern staples like cornfields (Illinois hosts the National Cornbread Festival each year) and railroad crossings, but you certainly can’t disregard the Windy City on the shores of Lake Michigan. Chicago is one of the largest cities in the country, frequently taking home national championships in sports and rivaling NYC as a pillar for art, education, music and, of course, pizza. During Prohibition times, famous crime lords like Al Capone ran successful bootlegging operations throughout Chicago; today, speakeasies and secret locations remain a staple of Chicago nightlife, accessorized with vintage-inspired cocktails and bespoke bartenders. While the 1920s remains an excellent party theme, modern-day drinking should be accessible and distinctly less covert. You can order from an off-premise bar and stroll around Navy Pier or pick up a six-pack of Goose Island from your local slashie. Drizly partners with over 280 liquor stores in Illinois and even has a convenient alcohol delivery app.