Weekend Getaways Near Chicago
Glen Ellyn, Illinois: 25 miles west of Chicago
Settled in 1834, Glen Ellyn prides itself on its leafy downtown, which straddles the Metra train line. The six-block downtown would fill a day for girlfriends on a getaway. Have breakfast at Honey; linger over handbags and jewelry at scrappy-cute AliKat; explore a vintage candy shop; and grab dinner before a movie at the historic Glen Art Theatre.