Weekend Getaways Near Chicago
Woodstock, Illinois: 60 miles northwest of Chicago
It's just a train ride from Chicago, but Woodstock feels anything but suburban. The historic town square (famously featured in Groundhog Day) is adorable, with great home decor shops, a cozy bookstore and the perfect lunch spot, La Petite Creperie. Come for the Woodstock Mozart Festival in early August or the farmers market—or the annual Groundhog Day Festival in early February.