Editors' 15 Favorite Midwest Getaways
Iowa State Fair (Des Moines)
"Just one annual trip to the great Iowa State Fair isn't enough. I start with an after-work visit (half-price admission!*) with girlfriends. We share gyros and chocolate-covered bananas while we dance, unencumbered by our embarrassed tweens, to free concerts. On a family-focused trip, we time our Sky Glider ride to enjoy the sunset. And if I'm lucky, a final visit with my honey sees us holding hands on a stroll down the Grand Concourse."
-Karman Hotchkiss, Managing Editor
* Monday - Thursday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.