From Paxton, it's 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the south to Champaign and 65 miles (105 kilometers) to the east to Lafayette.
Visiting just one town or city, regardless of its popularity, usually only offers you a narrow glimpse into the broader personality of a region. So try to allow a few days to explore Central Illinois' other natural and man-made attractions. Approximately 11 miles (18 kilometers) away you'll find Rantoul. Head here to discover the Chanute Air Museum and Willow Pond Golf Course.
About 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the south of Paxton is Champaign, a regional center where you can explore Spurlock Museum, Krannert Art Museum and Memorial Stadium. Champaign has much of interest for travelers willing to stay for a day or two. University of Illinois Observatory, Parkland College and Assembly Hall are some of the other attractions sure to delight.
If you ask residents what to see around Paxton, they'll often suggest the region's ever-popular farms.
Cool off upon the region's waters by going swimming or water skiing.
The most convenient major airport, University Of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Williard Airport, is situated in Champaign, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the south of Paxton, which is handy to remember when planning your holiday.