What Amtrak stops within easy reach of Chicago are in a walkable or bikable downtown? These stops provide easy trips to escape the city and enjoy small-town life for the day or weekend.

Holland, Mich.

New Buffalo, Mich.

St. Joseph, Mich. – from the station, you’re less than 1/2 mile from a beautiful beach on Lake Michigan or a friendly, walkable downtown with hotels, restaurants and shopping. Buy your tickets in advance at Amtrak’s website and your whole fare may be less than $20!

Racine, Wis.

Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

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