Travel & Outdoors

Best White Water Rafting Near ChicagoWhen you need to leave the concrete mountains of the city and get your breath taken away by nature rather than a taxi nearly clipping your keister, consider a drive to a nearby rafting area.
Best Places To View Wildlife Near ChicagoAside from the pigeons, squirrels and the occasionally small rabbit that manage to make themselves feel at home among the multi-unit buildings and concrete sidewalks, it can be difficult to find a place to relax and feel as if you're taking in the wildlife if you live in the city. Here are a few places nearby where you can take a break and connect with nature.
Best Fourth Of July Events In ChicagoAdd another to the list of fun activities to take in during the Fourth of July with these Chicago events
Best Places For Off-Roading Near ChicagoWhen Chicago's winter-wrought potholes leave you yearning for off-road grit and bumps away from the city, check out these places in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana.
Best Places For Horseback Riding In ChicagoGrab your favorite horseback riding gear and hit the trails with these venues within about 60 miles of Chicago.
Best Places To Honeymoon Near ChicagoYou don't have to go far for a romantic honeymoon. Keep this list of some of the best honeymoon spots near Chicago in mind when making your post-wedding plans.
Best Lake House Getaways Near ChicagoHeading for a lake house getaway near Chicago is a great way to recharge the batteries and bond with the family, the best lake houses are just a short drive from Chicago.
Best Memorial Day Getaways Near ChicagoPack up your car and hit the road for these five must-see destinations that are within a four-hour drive of the Chicago area.
Best Cinco De Mayo Events Near ChicagoCinco de Mayo marks a battle the Mexican army won in Puebla against the French, May 5, 1862. Anyone can join in the celebration so check out these events.
Best Lakeside Getaways Near ChicagoWhen spending less time driving and more time at the destination is important consider these five excellent resorts and inns.
Best Places To Go Fishing Near ChicagoJust dip your line into any of these nearby spots and lighten up until the tug yanks you back to reality.
Five Must-See Museums In ChicagoChicago offers some remarkable smaller museums just a few miles from the center of the city.
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