The 6 Best Train Trips To Take From Chicago and The 9 Best Train Trips Within a Few Hours of Washington, D.C.

October 10, 2015

The Midwest loves its trains, and as the autumn leaves change colors, this might be the most beautiful time of year to take a weekend getaway by train. Take in the countryside views of Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and beyond from a cushioned seat aboard one of these trains bound for some of our favorite cities outside of Chicago. Here are our favorite train trips to take from Chicago—and if your favorite getaway isn’t here, let us know in the comments.Website Insert Perfect Answer copy

Read about the six best train trips in the Midwest from Chicagoist by clicking here.


If you have a car, there are plenty of scenic destinations within a few hours of D.C. to while away the weekend (we’ve highlighted many here and here). But since we’ve been giving up owning vehicles left and right in D.C.—nearly forty percent of households in the District don’t have one—we’re highlighting places that are accessible by riding the rails. While the romance of train travel has rather worn off these days, the convenience certainly hasn’t.

Read about the nine best train trips with a few hours of Washington, D.C. by Rachel Sadon from by clicking here.



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