Best Michigan Day Trips From Chicago

South Haven

One of the shorter day trips from Chicago, a visit to the Lake Michigan beach town of South Haven 

Catch a Wave & Soak Up the Sun

South Haven is best known for its sandy beaches on Lake Michigan

Grab a mid-morning or early-afternoon bite from Phoenix Street on Broadway.  

Enjoy Lunch at Phoenix Street on Broadway


One of the best perks about a day trip from Chicago to Kalamazoo, Michigan 

Just a few blocks from the Kalamazoo Amtrak station, the Kalamazoo Valley Museum

Connect with History

Drink, Shop, and Stroll Downtown

Kalamazoo’s Downtown Social District has a Central Commons Refreshment Area


This Lake Michigan beach town is full of activities and attractions

Hike the Dunes

One of our favorite things about Michigan is its many state parks, and Holland State Park is one of the best.

Eat Breakfast Any Time

Holland’s iconic Windmill Restaurant is a destination in and of itself

25 miles from Lake Michigan, Grand Rapids is a day trip destination worth exploring.

Grand Rapids

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