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Chicago on Vacation

Geoffrey Baer on the beach

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.

Choose Your Own Adventure

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.