Nearby Naperville offers visitors a beautiful river walk with carillon and swimming beach, a living history museum at the Naper Settlement, a world-class children’s museum and great shopping and restaurants.
If you’re looking to get away from Chicago’s urban life, there is no better place than Galena. A charming picturesque town known for its antiques, history and windy roads that are enjoyed by motorcyclists and bikers alike, this place moves at a slower pace. Expect no shortage of things to do, see and enjoy on a weekend getaway to Galena.
When summer strikes in Chicago, it’s time for families to start planning their weekend getaways. Just don’t make the mistake of forgetting a very important member of the family this year. That furry, four-legged pal who waits for you at the end of each day needs a little vacation as well. Take the time to plan a day trip to please the entire family at the best places to take a doggy day trip near Chicago.
It’s easy to get away from Chicago to Waukegan in just an hour, but take the long way instead. Make some quick but unforgettable stops to turn a simple drive into a great time you will always remember. The great part about this getaway is that you can accomplish it on just a tank of gas, and the end result, Waukegan, is always a good time.
Detroit is so much more than cars and sad economic stories. This inexpensive birthplace of Motown is chock full of culture, promising plenty of playtime options to fill the weekend. Stroll the scenic riverwalk, enjoy the opera or just explore the area’s museums and historical offerings.
South Bend isn’t just about the Fighting Irish and football. From art to white water rafting, South Bend offers a variety of activities for families, couples and groups looking to get away from it all in Chicago without getting too far away. Just a two-hour drive from downtown Chicago, South Bend’s amenities include something for everyone.
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