Before we know it, school will be out, pools will be open, and
summer will officially begin. Though a long vacation sounds
tempting, sometimes the real fun can be found right here at
Plus, with the money you'll save by playing and staying local, you'll be able to have fun all summer long.
No matter which area around Chicago you visit for a quick getaway, there is somewhere different to play, stay or something to discover for your family.
Kristen Kuchar is a freelance travel writer living in Chicago with her husband.