Wishing for a vacation on a sandy beach but don’t have the cash for the Carribean? The Lake Express High Speed Ferry whips you across Lake Michigan in two and a half hours to hundreds of miles of clear, gorgeous Michigan shoreline. The car ferry serves meals, plays a movie and is a relatively smooth ride. Tickets aren’t cheap, $170 for two people and a car in the high-season of summer. But the price is still far cheaper than many flights and, more importantly, knocks off an hour or two of miserable Chicago traffic. Check for coupon codes before purchasing tickets online (reservations highly recommended).

Lake Express Ferry
2330 S. Lincoln Memorial Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53207