Family Day Trips and Weekend Getaways for Chicago Kids

There are 52 weekends a year, that's more than four-dozen opportunities to take a mini-vacation.

Whether you want to enjoy the great outdoors with a hike or bike ride, relax at a regional resort, run around an amusement park, cool off at a water park, or hit the slopes, there are seemingly endless opportunities for fun right right near Chicago and just a quick drive away.

Nearby Door County has water sports, orchards, scenic attractions, golf, lighthouses, and more.