Get Out & Explore: Chicago Day Trips

The Chicago real estate market is red hot!


Because it’s a vibrant city with so much to do and so much to see that you could never hope to pack it all into one day.

But hey, might as well give it the old college try, right?

Check out these incredible Chicago day trips for shopaholics, foodies, extreme sports enthusiasts, historians and more! While you’re at it, swing by one of Taylor Morrison’s awe-inspiring communities and find out how you can get more out of life in the Windy City.

Pick Up Something Special

After a hard week at the office, sometimes the best remedy is a healthy dose of retail therapy. Score a deal at one of Chicago’s top outlet malls browse the shelves at countless upscale local boutiques.

Support local brands by keeping your eyes peeled for the Made in Chicago Logo.

Dogs n’ Pizza

To know what’s hot and where in the Chicago food scene, head straight to’s restaurant heat map, but for a traditional Chi-town experience, stick to what Chicagoans know and do best – pizza and hot dogs!

Check out this list of the Top 9 Deep Dish Pizza joints in town. With so much selection you’ll surely find a location near your new home in Chicago.

And hey, if Anthony Bourdain says Chicago’s got the best hot dogs in the world, you’d best sit up and listen.

Pencil in an Adventure

Did you know Cycling Magazine rated Chicago as the #1 bike-friendly city in the country? Check out Bike & Roll and explore a new part of your town on a two-wheeler.

Or maybe you’d prefer to set sail on Lake Michigan with Sail Chicago.

And for those who prefer to go vertical, head to Maggie Daley Park’s famous climbing wall.

History & the Arts

Fans of exploring the past will love spending a day at the Chicago History Museum. The museum features permanent exhibits such as Crossroads of America and The Great Chicago Adventure as well as rotating exhibitions on a variety of fascinating subjects.

When the sun’s out, head out to appreciate some of the world’s finest architectural wonders on a tour with the Chicago Architecture Foundation.

Artsy sorts can spend the afternoon wandering the Chicago Arts District and dress up in the evening to hit the Lyric Opera.

Uniquely Chicagoan

Wrigley Field is an American icon. Even when you can’t score tickets to the big game, non-game day stadium tours get you into the Cubbies’ dugout and clubhouse.

And for nearly 70 years, Superdawg Drive-In has been a symbol of Chicago’s love for sausages. Whether you call ‘em hot dogs, frankfurters, weenies, franks, links, wieners or footlongs, Superdawg Drive-In is the place to get ‘em.


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