Last Minute Summer Getaways

Though summer is winding down there is still plenty of time to escape your everyday routine with a small getaway.

“Everyone knows Wisconsin Dells the family standard classic but also Milwaukee is a really great alternative. It’s a great little city similar to Chicago but there is a festival just about every weekend plus the zoo, discovery center, and art museum, plus the lake front so a lot of things to see and do there,” said Travel Agent at Hobson Travel, Debbie Trevino

If you’re looking for a learning opportunity on vaca, try our state’s capitol, which is just under three hours away.

“Head down to Springfield and check out the Lincoln sites. Or maybe out to Galena and Dubuque. Dubuque has the Mississippi River center, something a little more on the educational side,” said Trevino.

For those that like the sand in their toes but prefer it a little closer to home, centennial beach is offering numerous ways to beat the summer heat.

“For the remainder of the season membership passes are 50% off and we have a number of events going on throughout summer, our adult floats that run every Saturday and Sunday up until Labor Day from 9am to 10:55. If you are a member we do have a members only event, where only our members will be able to access the facility,” said Brad Wilson, Director of Recreation for the Naperville Park District.

And after your day in the sun if you’re craving a meal, why not try one of the patios in town.

Potter’s Place is sure to make you feel like a vacationer with delicious margaritas and live music.

If a cold brew is more your beverage, Jimmy’s Bar and Grill, a local favorite, right in the center of downtown, featuring craft brews from many Chicago land breweries.


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