Easy Chicago Daycations: Locals Share A Perfect Day in Their ‘Hood

Daycation Guide: Where to Spend a Day Around Chicago (RM Champagne Salon)

Riddle us this: What has the potential to be as fun as a full-fledged vacation but requires little planning, zero packing, and a heck of a lot less stress? A daycation!

To that end, we asked three Chicagoland influencers to map out morning-to-night itineraries in the neighborhoods they call home: Evanston, the West Loop, and Hinsdale. This summer, we challenge you to check out all three.


Daycation Around Chicago: Evanston (Five & Dime)
Photo courtesy of Five & Dime.

West Loop

Daycation Around Chicago: West Loop (Sawada Coffee)
Sawada Coffee


Daycation Around Chicago: Hinsdale (Vistro)
Photo courtesy of Vistro.


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Cara Sullivan is Make It Better’s Executive Editor. She has held positions at Cosmopolitan, Allure, and Martha Stewart Weddings magazines, and writes for many national and local publications. Sullivan lives in Ravenswood Gardens with her husband and two young daughters, and is a passionate supporter of Indivisible Chicago, a grassroots organization that focuses on direct actions that small, local groups can take to influence their representatives in Washington.