I live in the city and work Downtown near the Dearborn, Ogilvie and Union Stations. I know that METRA has the $7.00 weekend passes good on Saturday and Sunday and serves many suburbs but not applicable on South Shore Line. With gas prices going up, I am looking for a cheap weekend vacation. So I am curious about a destination that can be reached from the METRA, with a reasonably priced hotel and some kind (any kind, I am open minded) of local attractions within an easy few blocks of the station. I will pay full price for the ticket on the South Shore line, if needed.