Chicago is an incredible city with so many neighborhoods, festivals, events, and activities to explore. It’s practically impossible to be bored in Chicago, even if you’ve called it home for many years. But even with all that going on, Chicagoans sometimes need a break from the pace of the city and a change of scenery to break up their routines.
Since Chicago is so centrally located in the Midwest, there are lots of unique places to visit that can be reached within a few hours and are totally doable over a weekend. Wisconsin, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin are all nearby and just waiting to be explored by city-dwellers in need of a city break. Whether you’re looking for nature, relaxation, history, or charm, these are some of our favorite weekend getaways from Chicago.
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