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5 Day Trips to Plan for This Upcoming Summer Near Lincolnshire


Lincolnshire is a premiere location in Illinois, located just minutes from a variety of hot attractions. There is no better time to make a few day trips than in the summer, and residents of this city are never short on places to visit. If you’re pulling out the calendar and making plans for your next adventure, be sure to add these 5 locations to your list. 

 

Mississippi Palisades State Park

Some of the best nature views in the Midwest can be found a mere 2 ½ hours from Lincolnshire. With scenic overlooks towering above rivers, trees, and bluffs, this park is great for any outdoor adventure you have planned. Rock climbers love attempting “The Cove” and 11 other top-rope routes, featuring limestone cliffs for an added challenge. Hikers and runners enjoy the 15 miles of trails around the park, fishermen wait to catch the perfect bluegill, carp, or walleye, and the abundance of picnic tables makes the ideal activity for families. This spot can even be enjoyed in the winter, with cross-country skiing, sledding, and ice fishing remaining popular. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy the greenery of the Midwest on your next weekend day trip. 

 

Indiana Dunes

A Midwest favorite beach spot is the Indiana Dunes, ideal for sunny days in the summer with the whole family. More than just another beach, this park offers over 400 guided tours, bird watching, horseback riding, geocaching, and so much more. At night, visitors are impressed by the gorgeous stargazing allowed by the surprisingly dark sky. Bike trails and abundant wildlife make this a unique spot along Lake Michigan where you can take a walk with a ranger and learn more about the area. Camping is also a popular activity here if you’re looking to make a longer trip out of your drive. With so much to do, your day will be packed with activities.

 

Aikman Wildlife Adventure

You don’t have to travel to Africa to have an encounter with exotic zebras, camels, and hyenas. Only 3 hours from Lincolnshire lies a Safari experience, where you can either drive through in your car or get up close and personal with animal encounters. The more than 100 animals are free roaming and ready to say hello, plus a petting zoo for the more tame furry friends. Visitors can even feed a kangaroo and pet them with the guidance of expert staff. Talk about a roaring good time!

 

Six Flags

The shortest drive on our list, 30 minutes North of Lincolnshire lies a theme park boasting to be the “thrill capital of the Midwest”. With 17 roller coasters, 20 acres of water park, live shows and opportunities to meet looney tunes and friends, and even special events, the whole family will have a day of endless entertainment. Thrill seekers can anxiously wait to experience the tallest drop of any wooden roller coaster in the world, and those looking for a more tame ride will enjoy classic relaxing swings, spinning teacups, and superhero-themed immersive experiences. Don’t forget to try their funnel cake and other treats on your way home after a memorable day soaring through the clouds. 

 

Chicago

Lincolnshire is an hour away from all the action. Take a quick drive down to Chicago and experience the Windy City from whatever lens suits your fancy. With tourist attractions, Broadway plays, amazing food, and top live musicians always coming through, you’re sure to find something new each time you visit. The summer is a great time to visit, allowing you to experience the Navy Pier fireworks, Lake Michigan cruises, and local cuisine open along the Chicago River. Chicago is the city that keeps on giving, with more to see always just around the corner and promising to make each trip there one to remember. 

 

Summer travel never looked more fun

Rather than waiting for the perfect time to take a week-long vacation, you can enjoy every day in Lincolnshire with these day trips everyone can enjoy. Embrace the beauty of the Midwest and discover all that Illinois has to offer no matter your interests. At 444 Social, residents can live a resort lifestyle in their very own homes. With amenities aimed to provide a luxury lifestyle, returning home from your travels can be a relaxing and rewarding experience. 

 

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