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.