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Enjoy Chicago And Illinois For Your Winter Vacation Ideas

Here are some good winter vacation ideas for you to consider if you’re interested in coming to the Midwest. Some people like to hibernate in the winter.

However, at this time of the year some people still love to travel, and enjoy the uniqueness of the season, and the outdoors.

Don’t let the weather deter you from coming out, and enjoying a cheap day trip, a frosty vacation, or a getaway for a few days.

The Midwest is absolutely beautiful in the winter! You don’t have to go to only a mountain state to get some good winter action in!

The weather in Chicago or the Midwest has plenty of snow and this just encourages winter adventurers to come out, and enjoy all the outdoor fun.

There are places in Chicago and its surrounding areas to Ice Skate, ski, and sled among other things.

Ice Skating in the city is fun.

After an exhilarating skating session indoors or outdoors, you can have some hot chocolate, and a meal in one of our local restaurants, and get all toasty again!

Not only is there activities going on but Chicago has a lot of holiday, and winter traditions.

If your coming around the holidays go shopping on the Magnificent Mile, and see the spectacular holiday lights.

Christmas shopping in Chicago

The scene on Michigan avenue is surreal in the winter time.

The snowy landscape of the city as well as Lake Michigan will make you feel welcomed even in the colder months.

These are just some suggestions of things that you may enjoy.

Of course you know that there are many other things to do, and this list is not exhaustible, but these are a good few ideas to start with.

So enjoy your time away from the demands of life. Everyone needs some time away to keep themselves going and encouraged even it’s for a day or two, on your cheap day trips.

Every holiday many Chicagoans treat themselves to a meal at the classic Walnut room on top of Macy’s which was formerly called Marshall Field’s. 
Walnut Room Restaurant Chicago Dept, Store  Chicago State Stree t(© Craigin Spragin)

Then after you eat or shop at Macy’s you can view all the lights and decorations they have in the Macy’s window around the holidays.

Children love the winter and holiday fun!

Plus there are many things you can continue to enjoy for the day in close proximity to one another.

Right across the street from Macy’s at the Daley plaza, there’s more food, lights and beautiful Holiday festivities going on.

Plus the tree at the Daley Plaza is also gorgeous and huge. All into the night this area is still busy.

The lights shine brilliantly all through the city. You can smell the German sausages and hot apple cider in the plaza.

Vendors are selling their specialty goods. There’s nothing else like it to get you into the holiday season.

Every year brings a new holiday theme and displays for everyone to see, especially in all the Macy’s windows.

Children love it, and it’s a Chicago tradition for many people.

If you want to ski some, Chestnut Mountain Resort is close by in Galena Illinois.

These are just some suggestions of things that you may enjoy.

Of course you know that there are many other things to do, and this list is not exhaustible, but these are a good few ideas to start with.

So enjoy your time away from the demands of life and enjoy some of these destinations.

Everyone needs some time away to keep themselves going and encouraged even if it’s for a day or two for especially in the winter. So consider some of these winter vacation ideas for a good time!