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Traveling from Chicago? Here’s what you can and can’t do
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Traveling from Chicago? Here’s what you can and can’t do

As the city, the United State and the rest of the world begins to reopen, here are the current rules regarding travel from Chicago.

The 18 best day trips from Chicago
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The 18 best day trips from Chicago

Chicago is a launching spot for a variety of fun, fast escapes.

9 underrated weekend getaways near Chicago
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9 underrated weekend getaways near Chicago

Cash in those spare vacation days and pile into the car for a road trip.

14 unexpected great vacations from Chicago
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14 unexpected great vacations from Chicago

Check out some of the most intriguing direct flights out of O’Hare

The best Chicago staycation ideas
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The best Chicago staycation ideas

For those times when you want to feel like you're on vacation without leaving the city.

Get outdoors

Where to go hiking near Chicago
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Where to go hiking near Chicago

Hit the trails at beautiful parks and recreations areas surrounding the city.

The best places to go camping near Chicago
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The best places to go camping near Chicago

Pack a tent and spend the night amidst nature at spots in Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan.

The best things to do outside in Chicago
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The best things to do outside in Chicago

Kayaking, biking, zip lines and more fun activities to enjoy while it's warm outside.

What you can and can’t do outside in Chicago
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What you can and can’t do outside in Chicago

Social distancing means new restrictions, but there's still plenty of thing to do outdoors.

City spotlights

Travel to Milwaukee
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Travel to Milwaukee

Check out another epicenter of art and food set on Lake Michigan.

Travel to Harbor Country, Michigan
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Travel to Harbor Country, Michigan

These lakefront cities in Michigan offer a quaint escape and great amenities.

Travel to Grand Rapids
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Travel to Grand Rapids

You’ll find delicious drafts on almost every corner of Michigan’s second-largest city.

Travel to Philadelphia
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Travel to Philadelphia

Get the perfect blend of historical attractions, jaw-dropping eats and world-class art.

Travel to Nashville
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Travel to Nashville

Don’t leave Nashville without soaking up some of the local music scene.

Travel to Asheville
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Travel to Asheville

For a southern escape, travel to this Blue Ridge Mountains spot 

Scenic getaways

Travel to Glacier National Park
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Travel to Glacier National Park

It’s easier than ever to reach Big Sky Country—O’Hare offera a direct four-hour United flight into Kalispell

The best road trips in America
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The best road trips in America

These 11 routes combine history, dynamic scenery and a wide range of geography

The most scenic train rides in America
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The most scenic train rides in America

Embark on one of these breathtakingly scenic train rides across the U.S.

The best extreme outdoor adventures in America
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The best extreme outdoor adventures in America

There’s no need to leave the country to get your thrills

Travel inspiration

The best national parks in the U.S. that are open
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The best national parks in the U.S. that are open

Enjoy some of the nation's natural splendor at our favorite national parks.

Best U.S. road trips for epic drives
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Best U.S. road trips for epic drives

Fill up the tank, pack some snacks and hit the road.

Best hiking trails in the United States
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Best hiking trails in the United States

Enjoy fresh air, picturesque views and great ways to work up a sweat.

The best U.S. tours to explore all of America
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The best U.S. tours to explore all of America

Join one of these organized tours to save on transportation and lodging.

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More from around the world

Get lost in these prize-winning ‘green’ photos
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Get lost in these prize-winning ‘green’ photos

From vipers to football pitches via plentiful woodland, these shots won a recent competition

There’s a full ‘thunder moon’ eclipse on Sunday
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There’s a full ‘thunder moon’ eclipse on Sunday

July’s full moon will be visible around the world on Sunday

Costa Rica is reopening to travellers on August 1
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Costa Rica is reopening to travellers on August 1

The Central American country will be reopening borders and resuming flights next month

Here are all the countries reopening in July
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Here are all the countries reopening in July

From the Bahamas to Thailand, nations around the world are now open to international visitors

These 14 nationalities can now visit Europe
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These 14 nationalities can now visit Europe

Australia, Japan and Canada all make the ‘safe’ list – but US citizens are still barred

For sale: A ‘Wild West’ town in New Zealand
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For sale: A ‘Wild West’ town in New Zealand

The frontier-style ranch, complete with saloon and sheriff’s office, could be yours for $7.5 million

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Resources for travelers

The best hotels near O’Hare
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The best hotels near O’Hare

They may not be the most luxurious, but these Chicago airport hotels are convenient.

5 things to do at O’Hare if your flight is delayed or canceled
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5 things to do at O’Hare if your flight is delayed or canceled

It doesn't matter where you're flying—eventually you’re going to experience a delay.

The best airports (and worst airports) in America
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The best airports (and worst airports) in America

Some of the best airports in the U.S. are the kinds of places in which you might hope to get stuck.

Chicago transit guide
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Chicago transit guide

If you're looking for a way to get around Chicago, the cheapest way to and from the Loop is to hop on a bus or train

Avoid a packed bus with the CTA's bus crowding data
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Avoid a packed bus with the CTA's bus crowding data

The CTA's weekly report makes it easy to pick a time when buses aren't jam-packed.