Heads up! We’re working hard to be accurate – but these are unusual times, so please always check before heading out.
Thinking about taking a day trip (or a longer journey) from Chicago? Travel guidelines and recommendations have continued to evolve as the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, which can make it difficult to get the most up-to-date information.
Illinois is no longer under a "stay-at-home" order (though Chicago is under a stay-at-home advisory), so taking a trip is still technically allowable, though it's being discouraged in various ways. We've taken a closer look at the available modes of transportation, out-of-state travel and destinations outside of the city. If you're going to journey outside of city limits, here's what you need to know.
Editor's note: We'll update this guide as regulations change, but it's always wise to check in on city and state guidelines regarding travel before packing up and hitting the road.