Explore the history of the places Chicagoans have been visiting for generations and plan your next adventure. You’ll find 20 of the best vacation destinations within driving distance of Chicago – whether you seek stunning hiking trails, wild water parks, tranquil beaches, or just a quick escape from the city.
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Major funding for Chicago on Vacation is provided by BMO Harris Bank.
Additional support is provided by: Peoples Gas; Dan and Patty Walsh, in honor of Richard and Mary L. Gray; AAA in partnership with Hertz; Chicagoland Acura Dealers; The Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation; ITW; and Joyce and Matt Walsh.
Funding is also provided by: Carl Buddig & Co; Daniel J. Hyman and Millennium Properties R/E; Peter Kelliher II; Judy and John McCarter; The Mollenhauer and Baumann Family, in honor of Ida Mollenhauer; Ken Norgan; Joan and Paul Rubschlager; Anonymous; and AAR.