There is no better feeling than going on a day trip. Not much commitment, no asking off multiple days of work, and fairly little planning. Sounds like a winning situation to me! One go to day trip for me and Austin is Chicago. We love the city, the different people, the different food, and the countless possibilities! We have gone quite a few times and have had several adventures in the Windy City, but we had yet to experience an architectural tour via the waterways. Not only did we enjoy a lovely boat ride, but we also learned a lot about the history of Chicago, along with some strange facts/events about the city.
For example, fun fact: were you aware that there was a man who inhabited and lived inside one of the bridges in Chicago on the very sought after area of Lake Shore Drive? Not only that, but he tapped into the city’s supply of electricity and watched free cable, played video games, and warmed up food in his microwave for an impressive amount of time before getting arrested by police only because someone squealed on him and abode.
Our Chicago day trip involved successfully riding the train to and from Chicago, feeding some very friendly, hungry ducks, shopping, taking very touristy photographs at The Bean, gaining an appreciation and intellectual knowledge for architecture, and hitting up our fav Chicago sweet tooth stop, Sprinkle’s for a gluten free cupcake.
Developing a Date:
This one is pretty self explanatory, pick a location within a close enough range for suitable “day tripping,” plan according to what this location offers. For example, Chicago has: shopping, dining, Navy Pier, The Shed Aquarium, Sporting events (Bears, Cubs etc.) and Lincoln Park (hooray for free zoos) to name just a few opportunities. And have fun!