The 9 Best Last-Minute U.S. Trip Destinations

Are you aching to get out of town ASAP? With impromptu airfare deals and worthwhile day-trip destinations, it’s easier than you think to head out on a last-minute trip to your choice (or new favorite) place in the U.S. Need a little travel inspiration? Here are some of the easiest spots to get to with as little travel planning as possible:
Lake Shore Drive [Chicago, Illinois]

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Place: Chicago, Illinois
Why: The second largest American Airlines hub is in Chicago
With airfares as low as $60-70 from Minneapolis and other Southwest Airlines hub cities, Chicago is an affordable weekend getaway for travelers wanting to fly and a very drivable location from surrounding Midwest cities. While you’re there, take advantage of the free sights and sounds on the city’s famed Magnificent Mile and Navy Pier, or get your hands on some last-minute tickets at the Chicago Theatre.
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