At Vicksburg Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM, we’re lucky to be surrounded by many beautiful natural sights and world-class cities. With warmer and sunnier days on the horizon, we’re starting to think about hitting the road and planning a weekend getaway or road trip adventure. Here are just a few ideas on our list:

Chicago, IL

While this famous city is notoriously cold during the winter months, in the summer it completely transforms. Catch a concert and take in the public art exhibits in Millennium Park, see the city from 1,353 feet at the Willis Tower Skydeck, and fill up on Chicago-style cuisine. Just over two and a half hours from Kalamazoo, MI, Chicago is the perfect weekend escape.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Serene yet filled with things to do, this park is easily reached from Portage, MI in about three and a half hours. You will be surrounded by stunning natural sights, including forests, beaches, dune formations, and ancient glacial phenomena. Take a drive on the 7-mile Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, explore many of the beautiful hiking trails, or dip your toes in the tranquil Loon Lake. It is the perfect place to escape from it all and enjoy the beauty that nature has to offer.

Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail

From the state line north to Saugatuck, and from the lakeshore east to the vineyards beyond Paw Paw, the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail contains over 10,000 acres of grapes. Hire a driver and sample a few award-winning wines during the day and take in a famous Lake Michigan sunset in the evening.

Before you head off for your adventure, make sure your Jeep Cherokee or RAM truck is road-trip ready. The Dodge service center at our dealership near Battle Creek, MI is ready to help you with all of your vehicle maintenance needs. From a quick oil change to a Mopar parts replacement, we have you covered. We hope you enjoy the spring and summer months ahead!