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Budgeting A Road Trip Around Lake Michigan This Fall

Published by Scott Hershman

With Fall temperatures officially in full swing, it won’t be long now before the leaves start to change colors around the great lakes region. It’s the perfect time of year to venture out and schedule a fall vacation with your friends or family.

Road Trip Around Lake Michigan

After so many Americans finally decided to venture out during the summer of 2021, we understand that it might not seem possible to budget for another trip this year. Because our team loves to make life more convenient and efficient for all of our customers, we’ve come up with a few possibilities to make a fall trip happen after all.

Below are some ideas for Lake Michigan vacations on a budget this season:

  1. Take A Weekend Road Trip Up Along The M-22 – Venturing along the Northeast shore of Lake Michigan through idyllic roadway means you’ll witness beautiful red and orange fall colors in October.
  2. From the Chicagoland area, expect to drive about 4 to 5 hours around the lake as you make your way up to the small towns near Traverse City, Michigan. You can also plan ahead by scheduling a place to say at one of the many inns or bed and breakfasts establishments near the byway, which will cost around $100 per night.
  3. Plan A Drive Or Bike Ride Down Lake Shore Drive – While this isn’t a grand excursion away from home, this staycation idea is a perfect weekend activity for families or partners.
  4. Viewing the city backdrop against the vibrant yellow and orange fall colors is sure to be a spectacular sight you all will enjoy! The best part is that you’ll save quite a bit on travel costs by driving or biking along the city’s coastline. Afterwards, you can treat yourself to a delicious pizza or fall beverage downtown.
  5. Experience A Wisconsin Fall Festival Along The Lake – Between Milwaukee and Green Bay, Wisconsin are more Fall Festivals than you can imagine. Whether you want to drive just a couple of hours north up the Lake Michigan shoreline, or take a 5 hour trip up to Door County and Sister Bay, there’s plenty to see, hike and explore this fall. Learn more by visiting the state’s tourism site to see when peak Autumn colors will be, search for hotel accommodations, or to plan a Fall Festival trip.

Prepare Your Trip With Our Cash Checking Services in Elgin, Il

Be sure you’re prepared for tollways, Fall Festivals, or state park visits by having some spare change on hand for your budget friendly trip. At West Suburban Currency Exchange’s more than 25 locations, we’re happy to provide you with efficient and convenient cash checking services so you can get the money you need and hit the road for your trip.

To learn more about the closest WSCE location to you, please visit our website or call us at 773-358-1144.

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