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5 Amazing Road Trips to Take From Chicago This Summer

While Chicago offers many great places to explore, if you are tired of staying in the city this summer, then there are many nearby places that you may want to explore. Each will offer an amazing adventure that you will remember for a long time to come. Since these communities are all located within the Greater Chicago-area, they make fun summer day trips to beat the heat.

 

Elkhart, Indiana

Located just about 110 miles southeast of Chicago, Elkhart, Indiana, makes a fun summer destination. Hiring a limo service in Chicago gives you plenty of time to relax and enjoy the Amish culture as you pass by their horse-drawn buggies. This farming community grows great produce, so make sure to take some home with you. There are many great places to dine on farm-to-table goodness. This community offers many shops filled with unique finds run by Amish shopkeepers.

 

Holland, Michigan

While Holland, Michigan, may be better known for their springtime tulips, visiting in the summer allows you to see the windmills and Dutch architecture when the crowds will be fewer. You will soon learn why Forbes Magazine has named Holland one of America's prettiest towns. If you are looking for a more active day trip, then rent a paddleboard and paddle on Lake Michigan as the sun sets. This community also produces many wonderful theater performances.

 

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Kalamazoo is a great place to reconnect with nature by visiting their four animal parks. This community also produces some of the best craft beer in the country, and their breweries invite you to come and tour them. Bronson Park often hosts amazing healthy food events, and its Restaurant Week is top notch. The downtown area is filled with small shops that you will want to be sure to check out along with many great restaurants that you need to try. Consider ending your day in Kalamazoo by visiting one of their great wine bars.

 

Gary, Indiana

While Gary, Indiana, is known as the place where Michael Jackson grew up, there are many reasons to consider Gary for a summer day trip from Chicago. See The Jackson 5 Mural. This city's architecture will amaze you with its domed city hall and its Gothic Revival church. This city has many public works of art including the Fusion inviting you to consider how different ethnicities can work together to make the world a better place. Take in a ball game at the U.S. Steel Yard.

 

Naperville, Illinois

Hire a Chicago limo service to take you less than an hour south to Illinois' fourth largest city. Reconnect with nature by strolling along the Riverwalk. Visit the many art galleries spread across the downtown area. Explore Illinois' farming history by touring Naper Settlement. Try to plan your day trip to hear the free band concert in the city park.

 

With so many fun things to do in the Chicago area, you will want to leave town often this summer. Start by making your reservations today allowing you to get our safe transportation and courteous chauffeurs lined up for you. You will enjoy the ride in our ultra-comfortable limousines.

Posted on Jul 03 2018

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