Last Minute Weekend Getaways Near Chicago
It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over. Do you need some ideas to make the best of the rest of summer? If so, here are some fun local places to visit before summer is over. And all of these places are within a few hour drive from Naperville or Chicago, so hop in your VW and enjoy a last-minute weekend getaway.
- Starved Rock State Park, Illinois – This park is located on the Illinois River. There are amazing waterfalls, lakes, and activities to do. Tip: Although spring is the best time to visit the waterfalls, take advantage of rainy summer days and shortly after to see the waterfalls at their best.
- Anderson Japanese Gardens, Illinois – This is a 12-acre landscape filled with streams, Koi-filled ponds, and waterfalls. It definitely feels like you’re in Japan while still being in Illinois.
- Mackinac Island, Michigan – Since 1901, cars have been banned on the island. Visitors get around by foot, bicycle, horse, or carriage ride. The charming town is surrounded by Lake Huron.
- Saugatuck, Michigan – This is a great place to go if you want an artsy beach-town vibe. There are gorgeous sandy shores and tons of natural beauty.
- Lake Geneva, Wisconsin – This is a beautiful site on the lake where you could enjoy renting a boat, sunbathe on the beaches, go ziplining, and much more!
- Door County, Wisconsin – Visitors can take advantage of 300 miles of shoreline, 11 lighthouses, many orchards, hiking, and kayaking.
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Being only 2 hours north, this is a great option for a 1-day trip. There are many attractions in Milwaukee, one of them being Summerfest which is considered the “world’s largest music festival”
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Enjoy your family outing. Drive safe!