Best Illinois Weekend Getaways and Day Trips

Top Illinois Weekend Getaways and Day Trips
This list represents the most popular Illinois Weekend Getaways and Day Trips. Use this list to plan your next Illinois vacation. Select a state and/or an activity from the pull-down lists below to find even more top getaway ideas.
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1. 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

2. 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

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Starved Rock, one of the state’s most popular attractions, now includes a complex that could compete with some of the best luxury ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Utica, IL - Quick Escapes: Chicago

4. Chicago, Illinois Weekend Getaway
Chicago has everything for city lovers: culture, commerce, historic buildings, public transportation, ethnic neighborhoods, chic boutiques, ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Chicago, IL - Fodor's Great American Vacations

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Chicago has so many things to do, the famed “City of Big Shoulders” could easily be called the “City of Big Decisions.” Like to shop? ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Chicago, IL - Quick Escapes: Detroit

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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

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At the first sign of a few extra pounds, half of Hollywood retreats to the Golden Door in California or flies off to Switzerland for ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Gilman, IL - Quick Escapes: Chicago

8. Galena, Illinois Weekend Getaway
It wasn't too long ago that Galena's main street consisted of candy and ice cream stores, and antique stores selling silver-coated ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Galena, IL - Fodor's Where to Weekend Around Chicago

9. 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

10. 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

11. Alton, Illinois: Saint Louis's Neighbor to the East Weekend Getaway
Hidden gems can be found at every turn on a trip to Alton. This sleepy little river town of about 30,000 people just over the Mississippi ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Alton, IL - Quick Escapes: St. Louis

12. Galena: A Trip Back in Time Weekend Getaway
When you tire of all the high-tech gadgetry and helter-skelter of this century, pack a bag for Galena and take a trip back in time. ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Galena, IL - Quick Escapes: Chicago

13. 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

14. Elsah & Grafton, Illinois: Riverside Discoveries Weekend Getaway
The mystery of the Mississippi River has enchanted many people over the years. Its power and size are most evident just north of St. ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Grafton, IL - Quick Escapes: St. Louis

15. Michigan City: Doin' Dunes Country Weekend Getaway
As you travel through northwest Indiana, it’s hard to believe that beyond the grime of the steel mills lies as unspoiled and untamed ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Michigan City, IN - Quick Escapes: Chicago

16. Wisconsin Dells: Carnival Along the Cliffs Weekend Getaway
The Wisconsin Dells is for the young and the young at heart. This is magnificent country, where natural formations of carved sandstone ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Wisconsin Dells, WI - Quick Escapes: Chicago

17. Belleville / Maeystown / Waterloo, IL: A Drive Through Little Germany Weekend Getaway
Some of the most picturesque and historically significant communities in the area lie just over the river in Illinois. Monroe County, ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Waterloo, IL - Quick Escapes: St. Louis

18. South Haven: From Bikes to Blueberries Weekend Getaway
As recently as a decade ago, the only thing South Haven had to offer was nostalgia. From the 1920s until the late 1960s, South Haven ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press South Haven, MI - Quick Escapes: Chicago

19. Chicago: More than a Weekend's Worth Weekend Getaway
As a lively urban weekend destination, Chicago’s popularity among Clevelanders blossoms for several reasons. For starters, it’s a ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Chicago, IL - Quick Escapes: Cleveland

20. Illinois Travel Guide by Fodor's Weekend Getaway
This travel guide is a chapter on Illinois excerpted from the book "Fodor's USA." It covers the entire state of Illinois region by ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Springfield, IL - Fodor's USA

 
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