If you’re looking for a lovely area for day trips, look no further than Waukegan or Gurnee.
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Waukegan and Gurnee are located along Lake Michigan, some 65 km north of Chicago.
If you’ve got an artistic bent, you’re in luck: downtown Waukegan hosts the ArtWauk every third Saturday of the month. As you wander through the event, you’ll be able to experience just about every kind of art you can imagine, from sculptures and paintings to performance theatre and music. Get to know the local culture by taking in a performance at Genesee Theatre, which has operated since 1927. From Broadway shows to celebrations of author Ray Bradbury, this venue has something to offer everyone.
If you’re travelling with your family, head about 5 km east to Gurnee and let the good times roll. Once you’ve checked into your hotel, Gurnee Mills®, IL awaits you. This sprawling shopping centre will keep you and your family occupied for hours as you search for new clothes, souvenirs, and maybe a toy or two to keep the little ones happy. There’s also Six Flags Great America, which sprawls over 300 acres and features entertainment for adults, kids, and everyone in between. Don’t spend a lot of time in transit to Six Flags; book a hotel nearby to minimize the time spent daydreaming about roller coasters and actually ride one instead.
A visit to Gurnee isn’t just about theme parks, though; it also offers easy access to waterfront activities at Geneva Lake and Donley’s Wild West Town. The latter is a Western-themed park, where you can explore the petting zoo, learn to be a cowboy, and immerse yourself in the spirit of the Wild West.
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