Four Fun Day Trips Near Chicago

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Although you could live in Chicago for years and never experience everything our vibrant city offers, sometimes you just feel the need to get away from it all for a day or two. When wanderlust strikes but time is limited, check out these four fun spots to explore right outside Chicago.

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

This waterfront wonderland offers everything from a quiet exploration of the picturesque shoreline to gourmet food served at quaint historic locales. Best of all, it’s less than two hours from the heart of Chicago, making it the ideal spot for a quick trip. Pursue an outdoor adventure on horseback or zipline, or learn more about local arts and culture at the Geneva Lake Museum of History.

Milwaukee

Head two hours to the north for a different kind of urban experience. Hire a car service so you can safely experience Milwaukee’s dozens of breweries. Explore the Pabst Mansion, stroll around the Milwaukee Public Market, and catch a Brewers game at Miller Park.

Cedarburg, Wisconsin

Experience small-town living just 100 miles away from the urban bustle when you travel from Chicago to Wisconsin. Cedarburg boasts nearly 100 boutiques and restaurants, so you’ll pleasantly while away the hours in the scenic downtown area. Don’t forget to stop in the brand-new Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts.

Indiana Dunes

Just 54 miles southeast of Chicago in Indiana, this relaxing beach getaway lets you unwind on the sandy shores of Lake Michigan. You’ll find winding bike paths, exceptional bird-watching, and lots of hiking at Indiana Dunes National Park. Check out the views from the 200-foot high dunes, then grab a bite to eat at a nearby brewery or wood-fired pizza restaurant.

With car service from Echo Limousine, you and your party can enjoy all the excitement of a road trip to a new destination without the hassle of driving. Call (773) 774-1074 or book online to plan your next day trip or weekend excursion from Chicago.