Start Packing: 5 Winter Getaways Under $200 from Chicago
For when you need to thaw out
Once the holiday hustle and bustle dies down, you have approximately four days in early January when you want to just chill and do nothing. And then the itch to plan returns. Scratch that itch with one of these five direct flights—each one less than $200—just in time to escape the January/February blues.
ATLANTA (2 HOURS FROM ORD)
Chicago is known as a true foodie town, but the ATL gives it a run for its money. Spend a weekend eating your way through Umi, Buttermilk Kitchen and the rest of Buckhead’s best. Just be sure to move quickly, because the $126 mid-January airfare we found probably won’t last.
NEW ORLEANS (2 HOURS 30 MINUTES FROM ORD)
When you’re sitting at a sidewalk cafe in the French Quarter, devouring a beignet and listening to live jazz, you’ll have us to thank for the $146 round-trip flight in January that made it all possible. We’re so glad we could help.
PHOENIX (4 HOURS FROM ORD)
Sun. Hiking. Tank tops. None of these things are possible in Chicago in December. But in Phoenix, you can live the dream. With an $87 flight, you can afford to splurge on a luxury stay at the The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician...and maybe even a massage.