DuPage for all Your Senses

IMAGINE LIVING IN A PLACE that is invigorating yet calming; where the beauty of community gardens and expansive landscape can be enjoyed day or night; where an evening stroll is not a thing of the past; and the aroma from main street cafés lure you to stay a little longer. Come to DuPage County and immerse yourself in the DuPage way of life. Experience what locals hold dear and near to their hearts . . . a healthy living lifestyle. 

DuPage County - one of the healthiest counties in Illinois - provides residents, visitors and established corporations an environment abundant in health and wellness opportunities. From the day to day life to family gatherings to healthy meetings, everyone can relish – and find happiness - in a setting that champions ones’ wellbeing.

Take pleasure in an urban escape that will connect your senses through arts, culture, beautiful landscape, quaint downtowns, learning institutions, conservation and preservation.

DuPage is rich in history and culture. We honor the notable people that have graced us in the past, such as Robert McCormick (Chicago Tribune owner and publisher), Joy Morton (Morton Salt), Ivan Albright (painter/artist), Muddy Waters (Father of Modern Chicago Blues), Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (architect), Ray Kroc (McDonalds), and Reverend Billy Graham (American evangelist), to name a few; and to the many who remain nameless as they walked through DuPage County and paved their way to freedom through the Underground Railroad. Our history reverberates through our culture as our communities continue to be vibrant and committed to the values on which DuPage County was built.

With numerous Fortune 500 companies headquartered in DuPage, the county is an economic force in Chicagoland. We boast the best school systems from pre-school to high school and our 19 colleges and universities are top notch for higher education. Our medical systems help foster one of the healthiest environments in the nation, with partnerships driving greater opportunities in preventive care and wellness.

For these reasons and others, DuPage continues to be ranked high as one of the best places to live, visit and do business.

Not to be forgotten is DuPage’s place in the gastronomic world. We are proud of our local fare, as DuPage is home to Illinois’ first winery, Lynfred Winery, the acclaimed Two Brothers Artisan Brewing among other craft breweries, and a galore of fine dining options. With everything from the famed Portillo’s Chicago-style hot dog to upscale international cuisine, your dining experience will not disappoint.

In DuPage, we embrace all four seasons, as each presents a fresh experience. We enjoy our outdoors, as winter brings us activities from snowshoeing to ice fishing; and our main streets are adorned with twinkling lights and holiday walks that create joy, laughter and memories year after year. Our spring welcomes new life in nature, providing endless opportunities to grab your binoculars and go for a hike. Summer brings music to our ears with street festivals and our skies explode with vibrant colors as we celebrate Independence Day from one community to the next. We are spoiled with bright colors of the fall season as we explore our waterways and trails.

Season to season, DuPage County’s award-winning forest preserves, the Illinois Prairie Path, and local treasures such as The Morton Arboretum and Cantigny Park offer beautiful backdrops. We welcome you to explore and to find your place of balance and serenity. Happiness and health come in many forms, whether through feeding the mind, challenging the body, or nourishing the soul.

The Official Tourism Agency of DuPage County

The DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is a not-for-profit partner-based organization that was established through the efforts of a coalition of DuPage area hotel executives and business representatives in 1987. It was formally certified in 1989 by the State of Illinois as the official agency to promote the county's multi-billion dollar tourism industry and market DuPage County as a destination for visitors and conventions, and to help drive economic development.

Within its service area, the DuPage CVB represents 38 communities, as well as hundreds of individual businesses that make up itsmembership. The organization's budget is supported by hotel taxes from supporting DuPage municipalities, membership dues, Illinois Bureau of Tourism grant funds, and financial assistance from the DuPage County Board.

Our Mission

The mission of the DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau is to actively promote DuPage County as an enticing destination, attracting individual travelers and meeting/event planners in order to enhance the County’s economic fiber and resident quality of life.

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