Best of 2015: Travel

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Weekend Getaway—Tie

Lake Geneva

Less than an hour outside of Chicago, Lake Geneva is the perfect place to relax and spend time outdoors with family. You can swim, bike, golf or wander around their quaint downtown.


Door County

With a variety of beaches, including one of just five limestone beaches in the world, state parks and opportunities for boating, fishing, birding and camping, Door County is an easy place to keep your family engaged and active.


Destination Spa—Tie

Canyon Ranch Resort & Spa

This all-inclusive health resort and luxury spa offers hiking and biking through desert canyons, nutritious dining options and premier body treatments. 8600 E. Rockcliff Road, Tucson, AZ, 520-749-9000

Kohler Waters Spa

A five-star spa resort located just two hours from Chicago, this getaway hosts a variety of relaxation services including Kohler bathing, massage therapy, and manicures and pedicures. 501 Highland Drive, Kohler, WI, 800-344-2838


Family Vacation

Beach Vacation

Having lived through a polar vortex or two, we Chicagoans really appreciate the chance to lie in the sun, feel the sand at our feet and hear the waves roll onto shore.


The Peninsula

This hotel’s prime downtown location, luxurious accommodations and renowned hospitality make it more than worthy of its five-star rating. 108 E. Superior St., Chicago, 312-337-2888

Four Seasons Hotel

Steps from the beach and Michigan Avenue, you can feel completely relaxed—and far away from home—in these upscale, elegant accommodations that give you breathtaking views of the water or skyline. 120 E. Delaware Place, Chicago, 312-280-8800

Travel Agent

Lake Shore Travel

Let someone else plan your first-class trips to destinations ranging from Africa to the South Pacific. 337 Park Ave., Glencoe, 847-835-5090

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