My friends and I take a trip every year, and the people I was with and I care about going to a current state and checking out what to do there, one thing that attracts my friends is hopping! Did you believe Chicago is a massive time shopping area? The people I was with and I decided that Chicago IL was our endpoint, when I started looking at hotels to book I was shocked by the expense, however i also read reviews and got scared! Being in the neighborhood meant it would be noisy and crazy all night long, then also, there is the homeless to worry about and theft. I decided to save money, promote quiet time and be safer. I would book us in a rural area. I looked around and found that Elgin IL worked best. It is 45 minutes outside of Chicago. It is a nice rural area with plenty to do. There are some cute shops and locales to eat, then mainly I just booked it for our accommodation. The people I was with and I lucked out with a nice airbnb in the town. It was the right move. The girls and I had a huge apartment vs what would have been a small neighborhood hotel room. The people I was with and I were able to be loud if the two of us wanted or go to bed early. The airbnb had a large TV, a superb sized backyard and plenty of films. Since it was cold there, the girls and I curled up by the fireplace with wine most nights. The people I was with and I only ventured to the neighborhood twice that entire trip. The girls all liked Elgin over Chicago. Isn’t that amazing?