It’s easy to get lost in a world centuries old as your mind races trying to take in every detail while standing inside the landmarks our history books attempt to describe. You’re watching gladiators rise from the ground of the Colosseum to the cheers of thousands of spectators—almost hearing the roar of the crowd, or imagining the fervency Paul had while writing his letters to Timothy when looking at Mamertine Prison.
Chicago is one of our favorite cities to run off to for the weekend, especially in the summer and fall months. Their subway system makes getting around town super easy and affordable. Buy a day pass if you plan on location hopping, and you’re good to go. Your subway ticket is good for both the subway and bus systems, and you can go literally anywhere on either.