Side Trips from Chicago Travel Guide
Those who haven't spent much time in Chicago think that the city is surrounded by corn fields that stretch from horizon to sunset. But we know better—this is no fly-over country. In fact, there are phenomenal weekend destinations for any interest, all located within a few hours drive of the Windy City. From destination spas and lakeside golf resorts to world-class art museums and award-winning wineries, this part of the Midwest delivers on all fronts. But, lest these places become overrun, let's keep the secret going. So if anyone asks, you didn't hear about the charming town of Galena, Illinois, or the adorable beach community of Saugatuck, Michigan, from us.
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