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The 8 Most Spectacular Airbnbs to Escape to This Memorial Day Weekend

Zebras, Fire Pits and Plenty of Sand Are in Your Very Near Future

By Pearl Plotkin ·
6e44652f4a9246c4d63cfeb3175f4a118 PhotosThe 8 Most Spectacular Airbnbs to Escape to This Memorial Day Weekend

Ah, Memorial Day weekend. The unofficial start of summer. 

A time when Chicagoans peep their heads out of their homes, curiously look around and wonder if the deep, dark, unremitting months of winter are over. 

And sure, there's plenty of rooftop quaffing, beach bumming and leisurely brunching to be done right here in town. But if you happen to be someone who wants to flee the masses, consider renting one of these well-appointed, group-ready Airbnbs within road-tripping distance for a weekend that promises anything from lakefront views to bonfires to a house inside of a tree. Oh, and the occasional zebra randomly roaming around. 

Choose wisely...

Pearl Plotkin is often mistaken for an 89-year-old bubbie. Her favorite things include writing, doodling, live music and finding faces in inanimate objects. Not necessarily in that order.

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