Chicago - Day Trips from Chicago (PDF Chapter)

Chicago - Day Trips from Chicago (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Day Trips from Chicago chapter from Lonely Planet’s Chicago guide-book.

Want to escape the city? This chapter includes the very best excursions from Chicago and they can each be completed in a day. Must-sees include Oak Park and Indiana Dunes.

  • Tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s studio and see a slew of homes he designed for his neighbors in Oak Park. Ernest Hemingway’s birthplace is here, too
  • Sunny beaches, woodsy trails, ranger-guided walks and towering sand dunes feature at Indiana Dunes.
  • Wisconsin’s biggest city, Milwaukee, has a stellar lineup of beer, motorcycles, world-class art and a ballpark of racing sausages
  • The artsy towns of Saugatuck & Douglas boom in summer thanks to their golden beaches, piney breezes, fruit pies and welcome-one, welcome-all mind-set
  • Quaint Galena is, with perfectly preserved, Civil War–era streets set amid rolling, cow-dotted hills by the Mississippi River

Coverage includes: Oak Park, Indiana Dunes, Milwaukee, Saugatuck & Douglas, Galena.

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