Looking for travel ideas? Metra #NowApproaching takes you to a variety of destinations for date nights, family outings, nature trips and more. You can visit these Metra getaways all summer long. Below are itineraries, travel advice and ideas to get the most out of your day trip.

August 22nd, 2019

What exactly is Pullman? It is both a community and a lesson from the past. It is a neighborhood and a labor movement, a national… read more

August 15th, 2019

Naperville truly is a place for everyone. It’s the fourth-largest city in Illinois and houses everything from young families to retirees… read more

August 8th, 2019

The Openlands Lakeshore Preserve is full of wildflowers, trees and inspiring views of Lake Michigan. It’s one of the last remaining… read more

July 25th, 2019

Frank Lloyd Wright once said, “the mission of an architect is to help people understand how to make life more beautiful, the world a… read more

July 18th, 2019

There is something about Woodstock, Illinois, that makes every trip there feel, in the best way, like déjà vu. It’s the same small-town… read more

July 11th, 2019

Come to Morton Grove on a bicycle and you will be one of many riding around the charming suburban village on their way to the forest… read more

July 3rd, 2019

Metra’s farthest north destination is the city of Kenosha, a little more than an hour and a half ride on the Union Pacific North Line… read more

June 27th, 2019

When I was considering places to go for an afternoon of exploring, I was looking for something close to a train station. It was a bit… read more

June 20th, 2019

Chicago is a notoriously flat city. Like a lot of the Midwest, the flatness in the Chicagoland area is a product of glaciers that… read more

June 13th, 2019

The unassuming town of River Grove may not be the first place that comes to mind as a date night destination. Once you step off of the… read more