Trips from Chicago (to outside Illinois) Weekend Getaways and Day Trips

These getaways are from Chicago to neighboring states. See the other Illinois sections for getaways from Chicago in Illinois.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan Weekend Getaway
Above all else, Ann Arbor is known as the home of the University of Michigan. The school, founded in 1837 in Detroit, dominates geographically, ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Ann Arbor, MI - Fodor's Where to Weekend Around Chicago

Baraboo, Wisconsin (Including Devil's Lake State Park) Weekend Getaway
For the outdoors enthusiast, Baraboo may be known as the access point to numerous state parks that provide incredible hiking, fishing, ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Baraboo, WI - Fodor's Where to Weekend Around Chicago

Battle Creek & Marshall, Michigan Weekend Getaway
Venice perfected canals. Paris reinvented art. But it took a modest city in the heart of Michigan to revolutionize the most important ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Battle Creek, MI - Fodor's Where to Weekend Around Chicago

Bloomington & Bedford, Indiana Weekend Getaway
Nestled in the south-central Indiana Hills, Bloomington is home to the oldest part of Indiana University, a Big Ten Conference school ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Bloomington, IN - Fodor's Where to Weekend Around Chicago

Brown County: Autumn Adventure Weekend Getaway
Autumn is to Brown County what skiing is to Aspen and the Derby is to Kentucky. The blazing of the colors in these richly forested ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Nashville, IN - Quick Escapes: Chicago

Columbus & Brown County, Indiana Weekend Getaway
Columbus is an architectural showcase. Restored vintage buildings stand side by side with innovative modern structures along the brick ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Columbus, IN - Fodor's Where to Weekend Around Chicago

Columbus: Showplace of American Architecture Weekend Getaway
Columbus is the one town that can lay claim to that overworked adjective unique. When the American Institute of Architects asked its ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Columbus, IN - Quick Escapes: Chicago

Door Country: Cape Cod of the Midwest Weekend Getaway
You can easily spend a month in Door County, the finger of land that juts out from Wisconsin into Lake Michigan and Green Bay, so ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Sturgeon Bay, WI - Quick Escapes: Chicago

Door County Wisconsin (Including Algoma, Baileys Harbor, Egg Harbor, Ellison Bay, Ephraim, Fish Creek, Sister Bay, Sturgeon Bay, & Washington Island) Weekend Getaway
Door County's name is derived from the moniker “Porte des Morts,” which French explorers, inspired by the stories told by Potawatomi ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Sturgeon Bay, WI - Fodor's Where to Weekend Around Chicago

Elkhart and Amish Country: A Weekend in Northern Indiana Weekend Getaway
Many overworked urbanites pay thousands of dollars to go to faraway retreats in search of solitude, when all they have to do is turn ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Elkhart, IN - Quick Escapes: Chicago

Grand Haven & Holland, Michigan Weekend Getaway
Holland and Grand Haven, though only 20 miles apart, couldn’t be more different. Holland is known for its “Dutch Touch.” Tulips bloom ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Holland, MI - Fodor's Where to Weekend Around Chicago

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It’s time to hit the road and head to Holland, a mere fifteen-minute drive from Saugatuck. Nestled in tulip country, the village is ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Holland, MI - Quick Escapes: Chicago

Indianapolis, Indiana Weekend Getaway
Hoosiers will admit that their state's biggest city wasn’t that great a place to visit in the 1970s and much of the ’80s. Urban revitalization, ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Indianapolis, IN - Fodor's Where to Weekend Around Chicago

Indianapolis: A City for All Seasons Weekend Getaway
Indianapolis may sound like an odd destination for a weekend escape. Why head for an urban landscape when you already live in one? ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Indianapolis, IN - Quick Escapes: Chicago

Indiana's Amish Country (Including Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, and Shipshewana) Weekend Getaway
Amish country, off the 75-mi corridor from South Bend southeast to Fort Wayne, is rife with odd juxtapositions. The abundance of recreational ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Goshen, IN - Fodor's Where to Weekend Around Chicago

Kohler: Plumbing and Pampering Weekend Getaway
Kohler—known for bathroom fixtures—doesn’t sound as if it would be a particularly sumptuous place to spend a weekend. But most people ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Kohler, WI - Quick Escapes: Chicago

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Weekend Getaway
Great shops, restaurants, candy stores, and striking Geneva Lake greet you as you enter this popular resort community, settled in ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Kenosha, WI - Fodor's Where to Weekend Around Chicago

Lake Geneva: Luxury and the Lake Weekend Getaway
If you’re the kind of traveler who doesn’t like to shave on the weekend, you may perceive Lake Geneva to be too tony for your tastes. ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Lake Geneva, WI - Quick Escapes: Chicago

Madison and Spring Green: A Capital Adventure Weekend Getaway
“Madtown,” as some affectionately refer to Wisconsin’s water-laden state capital, is set on four freshwater lakes spanning more than ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Madison, WI - Quick Escapes: Chicago

Madison, Wisconsin Weekend Getaway
Big-city culture mixes with small-town charm in Wisconsin’s capital. It was founded in 1829, when James Duane Doty, a territorial ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Madison, WI - Fodor's Where to Weekend Around Chicago

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