Travel & Outdoors
When 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.
Aside 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.
Add another to the list of fun activities to take in during the Fourth of July with these Chicago events
When 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.
Grab your favorite horseback riding gear and hit the trails with these venues within about 60 miles of Chicago.
You 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.
Heading 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.
Pack up your car and hit the road for these five must-see destinations that are within a four-hour drive of the Chicago area.
Cinco 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.
When spending less time driving and more time at the destination is important consider these five excellent resorts and inns.
Just dip your line into any of these nearby spots and lighten up until the tug yanks you back to reality.
Chicago offers some remarkable smaller museums just a few miles from the center of the city.
The history, architecture and the fans are what make going to a baseball game an exciting adventure. All of these factor into what helps some of these stadiums make the must-see lists for all baseball fans.
Consider some of these locales for nearby getaways that offer family fun and fine memories.
When warm weather coincides with vacation days, the open road beckons. These are some choice destinations doable from Chicago.
Here are five of the best reasons to turn spring break into a Chicago vacation or staycation.
Our route traverses south to north, so it’s eminently doable, walkable and bike rideable. You’ll find Chicago lovable with 24 hours in our Midwestern Shangri-la.
Flying somewhere warm for spring break is an option but to avoid crowded beaches and take advantage of low gas prices, look for places within a day’s drive.
College students do not need to travel far nor incur great expenses to enjoy their spring break 2015. Here you will find the best spring break destinations near Chicago.
Last year we suggested our favorite Valentine’s day getaway destinations near Chicago, but this year we’re going to help you out without breaking the bank after it’s just been mended.