Chicagoan, Colleen Kelly, has a dream job. She's a travel expert who has visited countless destinations across the world. As a mother of two, she knows what it's like to plan and take a last minute summer vacation with her family. She shares her top last minute summer destinations you can take with your family.
Lake Resort in Wisconsin
The Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
- Special end-of-summer rate for "Windy City LIVE" viewers: $169/night during the weekend of August 26.
- All summer amenities are still in full swing, including kids' activities, water sports and bonfires, so you can experience summer at The Osthoff for a fraction of the price.
- Book at osthoff.com and use promo code WINDY, or call 877-343-4238.
- Special late-summer rates are also available on select dates in August and September. Call for details.
Tennessee Road Trip
Chattanooga and Sevierville are both beautiful Tennessee destinations that are each a 9-hour drive from Chicago. You can also take direct flights from O'Hare to both locations. Great destinations on their own or as part of a Tennessee road trip.
Chattanooga, Tennessee is one of the South's top travel destinations, with many opportunities to explore nature, plus several popular museums and attractions.
Sevierville, Tennessee is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Beautiful scenic vacation that is fun for the whole family. The Wilderness at the Smokies Waterpark Resort in Sevierville, Tennessee is a perfect place to visit with the entire family.
Be sure to check out "Family Travel with Colleen Kelly" on PBS. For more information, please go to familytravelck.com.
Last minute summer vacation destinations