Don’t have a car? Don’t want to drive? Can’t drive? Explore nearby getaways by bus and train!
⏰ 1 hour 45 minutes from Millennium Station
Explore sand dunes, woodlands, prairies, beaches, and more at the national and state parks — with fewer crowds. Be prepared to hike and spot various bird species.
⏰ 3 hours 30 minutes from 630 W. Harrison St. bus stop
Wisconsin's capital has a lot to do like shopping at the Dane County Farmers Market and biking the Lake Monona Loop. And there’s a lot to eat like cheese curds, onion rings, and fish fry from the Old Fashioned.
⏰ 3 hours 30 minutes from Union Station
In addition to the usual waterpark fun at the Dells, go horseback riding, ziplining, and ride festive trains. Don’t miss craft brewery events!
⏰ 4 hours from Union Station
Head to the western Michigan town for apple-picking, fresh apple cider, and haunted houses. Foodies can enjoy poutine week and a chili cookoff.
The Old Courthouse and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri. (Mandel Ngan / AFP / Getty)
⏰ 5 hours from Union Station
Bring the fam for scary fun with Fright at the City Museum and Fright Fest at Six Flags St. Louis. Check out apple butter and storytelling fests.