Editors' 15 Favorite Midwest Getaways
"Last summer, my husband and I returned to Chicago to spend a week doing all of the touristy things that we generally took for granted (and skipped!) when we used to live there. We played Frisbee at the Taste of Chicago, rode the Ferris wheel at Navy Pier, stepped onto the Willis Tower Ledge, gazed at the pirates and dinos at the Field Museum, strolled through the Lincoln Park Zoo, frolicked at Oak Street Beach, watched the fireworks explode over Lake Michigan and stood by a quiet lily pond in Lincoln Park. When we began driving home to Iowa, my husband slowly shook his head, smiled a long, uncharacteristically relaxed smile and said, "We're going to have a hard time ever topping that trip."
-Kendra L. Williams, Travel Editor