Plenty of destinations have been surprising the U.S. when it comes to the number of visitors they raked in early in 2018. With that push to put places like Chicago on a traveler’s map, you’ll want to expand your horizons while it’s crowded with visitors flocking every weekend.
But what exactly can you do in Chicago or near it? These are just three activities that await:
Colorado might be the popular U.S. city for snowboarding, but with plenty of snowboarding packages near Chicago, you’ll be spoiled for options even if Vail is not where you want to go. If you’re up for a little adventure, head over to Utah, where some of the best mountain resorts are just waiting for you to occupy them for the season and try your skills on a snowboard. Guides and trainers are willing to introduce you to the activity, so beginners are more than welcome.
Whether you’re a resident of Illinois, Utah, or other nearby states, a little road trip can do you good. Take in the mountains and nature surrounding you, and discover paths you’ve never tried before. This is perfect for a weekend getaway; you can de-stress without filling your days with activities that leave you sore when you get back to work on Monday.
A little R&R never hurt anyone. It may be what you need if you’ve been working overtime for so long that it has become part of your routine. Carve some time for yourself just to relax and stay in a nice place without the outside world demanding anything from you. Welcoming hotels make you feel pampered, and a spa retreat can also be on your checklist. Don’t think of it as a pointless trip because you’re not seeing any of the popular attractions. If it helps you relax, a staycation is worth it.
You don’t have to travel overseas to go on a relaxing retreat. Nearby locations can be as rewarding.