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#NowApproaching | Metra Travel Guides

Weekend fun in Chicagoland doesn't have to involve frustrating traffic, downtown parking fees and expensive fill-ups. Go car-free and enjoy the journey by riding Metra! With enhanced weekend schedules on the Union Pacific Northwest, Rock Island and BNSF lines, $10 unlimited ride Weekend Passes, unlimited weekend travel for Monthly Pass holders and expanded Family Fares, there is no better time to leave the car at home and let Metra do the driving.

Looking for travel ideas? Metra is #NowApproaching a variety of destinations for date nights, family outings, nature trips and more. We will be sharing some of our favorite Metra getaways all summer long, complete with itineraries, travel advice and ideas to get the most out of your day trip. Check back every Thursday for the latest post!

(June 20, 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 repeatedly extended south and retreated north thousands of years ago – scraping most of the... Read More
(June 13, 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 Milwaukee West Line train onto the platform, you’re very much made aware of the expansive... Read More
(June 6, 2019) - Perhaps Chicago Botanic Garden’s motto Urbs in Horto, or “city in a garden,” reflects the diverse flora and ecosystems all collected within a single 385-acre plot. Or, perhaps it illustrates the garden’s penchant for attracting... Read More
(June 3, 2019) - For my job, I ride a lot of Metra trains. Just about every line, passing nearly every station. Occasionally, I’ll see something from the train window that really catches my eye, and I’ll make a mental note to look into it later. A... Read More
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