Your mom was right when she said it was a shame to stay indoors on a beautiful sunny day. Luckily, Chicago offers plenty of summer events that will keep you outside in the bright sunshine from morning to night.
No matter how busy your summer schedule looks at the moment, you can probably squeeze in a little time for a relaxing getaway. Forget about buying plane tickets or spending long hours in the car. These three getaways are just a few hours from Chicago.