Some of the most intriguing direct flights out of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport are replete with mountains, water and swathes of green space straight out of a museum painting. If you're bored with driving through the best day trips from Chicago or aren't up for a scenic train ride or somewhere as steamy as Puerto Rico, check out these quick, fun vacations. These travel desinations have scenery up the wazoo and make great weekend jaunts for busybodies with only days to spare or those of us with an entire week's worth of vacation to burn.
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