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UPDATE: This story was originally published on February 21.
If you're starting to feel like you're on autopilot when it comes to Chi-town to-dos, we hear you. But, instead of waiting for the next best thing to open up, we've got a fresh destination that's just a quick El, CTA, or Metra ride away: Oak Park. Technically a village and not a suburb, this urban retreat is filled with cool things to see, try, and learn — including amazing architecture and tales of its very colorful past.
With our expertly curated agenda, you can explore historic spots like the birthplace of one of the most important literary figures of our time: Ernest Hemingway. Oh, and speaking of major influencers, Frank Lloyd Wright's famous prairie-style home is also in the area. And, don't worry — this isn't just a school field trip. Between shopping at awesome boutiques like Muse and taking advantage of the yummy dining scene, you'll fall in love with this charming, small town — even if Hemingway wasn't exactly a fan.