Here’s your full itinerary for three epic drives you can take from the city this summer—plus 10 classic trips closer to home.
When you don’t have a full week to burn, motor to one of these 10 classic stops along Lake Michigan’s shore. All less than half a day’s drive from Chicago, they boast new attractions this summer.
The best summer getaways for the city’s foodies are on the west coast, around our region, and in Canada. Be there (and be hungry) in 4 hours or less.
New Orleans. Nashville. East Lansing, Michigan? Driving or flying, great cultural destinations are only a few hours away.
Montana wilderness, Utah mountain biking, and Wisconsin rock climbing—it’s all just a few hours’ drive or flight away.
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