Ready to soak up the sun at some of the most incredible beaches in Illinois and Wisconsin?  Pack your bags and let's road trip!

Wouldn't it be nice to have beaches to kick back and relax at without traveling to Florida or California?  Sometimes a stay-cation is the best kinda of vacation we need!

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If you live anywhere in Illinois or Wisconsin, you know there aren't that many places to enjoy a sandy beach and a warm breeze.  Well, I found a few you can drive to that aren't far from home.  Pack your beach bag and let's go on a short road trip!

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6 Must-Visit Beaches in Illinois & Wisconsin

My absolute favorite beach has to be Riviera Beach in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.  I go at least once a year with my sister and it's one of the most relaxing beaches around.  It's about an hour from Rockford, plus they have fun shops and local markets most weekends!

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These six must-visit beaches give you the perfect escape, whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or a bit of both. So pack your bags, hit the road, and let the waves guide you to unforgettable experiences in the heart of the Midwest.

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