The Saugatuck and Douglas region is mostly famous as a summertime destination, which makes sense: With 10 spectacular miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, the sparking beaches and charming waterfront towns make for a perfect summer getaway. Enjoy swimming, hiking and exploring at Saugatuck Dunes State Park, and when you've had enough nature, explore the unique gifts at the colorful Butler Street Shops. At night, enjoy a pint at Saugatuck Brewing Company.
Living in the city is great, but it's natural to crave time in a place that's a bit more relaxing every once in a while. If your budget precludes you from jetsetting around the world, that doesn't mean you have to stay hunkered down. Instead of pining for a far-flung trip, might we suggest a Midwestern weekend getaway from Chicago? We rounded up a list of the most incredible remote destinations throughout the region, perfect for holing up for a few days and exploring nature. Go hiking along Lake Michigan or book an extra cozy Airbnb cabin near Chicago in Wisconsin or Michigan—whatever your mood, a host of peaceful options await you. Pack up a car and take a roadtrip to visit the most secluded getaways from Chicago.
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