Hey folks, am planning an end of July trip for a few days with my family, driving from New England. (Have just noted the lollapalooza festival dates, might impact timing/plans). Question is, is there somewhere nice on the lake south of Chicago,, with public transport into the city, where we could stay our first night as would be arriving late, leave the car there for a few days while we stay downtown, and where we would be happy to stay and explore for another night/day before heading back east? Would that kind of plan work anywhere?
Just seeing how we can do the roadtrip but not actually bring the car into the city where we wouldn't need it and it would cost us to park for 5/6 nights.
Otherwise will be looking for downtown hotels with reasonable parking rates, if such things exist. Thanks in advance for any advice.