The Siberian American: Our One Year in Chicago To-Do List: Get Out of Town

Monday, July 20, 2015

Our One Year in Chicago To-Do List: Get Out of Town

We love doing day trips and weekend trips, so I have a long list of places I want to visit while we’re living in the Midwest. Here’s the abridged version:

Get Out of Town

Door Country, Wisconsin

Galena, Illinois

Traverse City, Michigan

Mackinac Island, Michigan

Indiana Dunes

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Starved Rock State Park (Oglesby, Illinois)

Charlevoix, Michigan

Stratford, Ontario

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

Check out this post for my list of tourist attractions we want to do while in Chicago and this one for a list of all the food we want to try!

Do you think I left something off my list? I would love more suggestions!


  1. Great list! I totally need to plan a trip to Chicago as I have never been. Looks like such a fun city.

  2. My husband loved Wisconsin. He said that it was a lot of fun. Plus there will be cheese!

  3. i hope you get to do all these day trips! Lake Geneva is on my list, one day.

  4. I'm always so impressed by your travels. You guys will have a blast and I'm sure tons of great pictures will come from these weekends!

  5. I've heard a lot about Mackinac Island! I can't wait to hear all about these trips!

  6. This sounds like so much fun! We love taking day trips, it's so nice to have a little mini getaway!

  7. Such an awesome idea! I need to make a list like this for my neck of the woods :)

  8. Oh yea, you must come visit the beautiful state of Wisconsin. Door County is beautiful but the northern part of the state - Minocqua, Eagle River, etc. - is just as beautiful. :)

    Mandie ~

  9. I haven't spent a lot of time in that area but I have heard great things about Mackinac Island and I know someone who is from Traverse City! Can't wait to see posts on these trips.

  10. Great list! That is going to be so much fun. I love taking little trips. :)

  11. I can't wait to hear about all of these adventures!

  12. Those are going to be some exciting trips!

  13. I don't know that area at all, so no tips, but I can't wait to read about your adventures!

  14. So many fun places to go near Chicago! You should put Grand Rapids, MI on your list for a little blate! ;)

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  15. I know nothing about any of these places, but I spy Gary, Indiana on that map! haha I don't know if it would be a worthwhile visit or not, but the musical fan in me would probably want to go there.

    Scratch that, a google search just led me to this article:

  16. I love this list! You should check out the House on the Rock in southern WI too. It's one of the most interesting museums ever :)


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