Day Trips from Chicago

Looking to get out of the city but don't want to go too far? These day trips from Chicago offer an escape from the bustle and are just a short drive away.

Harbor Country

If Chicago's beaches are a bit too crowded and you don't have the time/money/inclination to fly to Florida, never fear, Harbor Country is here.

Harbor Country is located in southwest Michigan...

Lake Geneva

Located just 75 miles northwest of Chicago on the other side of the Wisconsin border, Lake Geneva provides a year-round escape from hectic city life and is a short day trip or great weekend destination....

Long Grove

Long Grove is a village community that provides open space and historical character - and no real estate tax.

The village is large in size and small in population by design. Residences...


Naperville is one of the best known suburbs of Chicago. It's received accolades from Money Magazine, Modern Maturity, and Home Computing. Generally perceived as one of the best Chicagoland areas in which to...

Oak Park

What do Frank Lloyd Wright, Ernest Hemingway, and the Continental Divide have in common?

Oak Park!

Most Chicagoans know this suburb lays claim to the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio...

Starved Rock

If you want to take a walk in the park, Chicago has 11,916 acres and 44 walking paths. If you really want to hike, and see canyons made by nature and not by skyscrapers, trek over to Starved Rock State...

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