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Active Travel

Love to bike, walk, kayak or just keep moving on your vacation? We do, too! See our ideas for active travel in cities and towns throughout the Midwest, including restaurants and hotels that active travelers will enjoy.

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We get it: People who love to spend their days biking, hiking and kayaking might not think of Detroit as the ultimate place for a Midwest weekend getaway. But our list shows why this embattled city...
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Whether you’re on foot, bike, skates, skis, kayak or zip line, a Midwest weekend getaway to the Dubuque area has lots of fun ways to move.
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Jog across a pedestrian bridge, float down the Elkhorn River, hike or bike along trails—the Omaha area offers plenty of recreational choices for active travelers.
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With Lake Michigan as a backdrop, it’s no surprise that a Midwest weekend getaway to Milwaukee revolves around the scenic lakefront, whether on the water or along the shore.
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Biking, disc golf, hiking—there’s no shortage of fun ways to get your blood pumping in Kansas City. And, you’ll find healthy eateries where you can fuel up for your active Midwest weekend getaway.
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Into tree climbing? Wakeboarding? Ziplining? Cincinnati’s got more than enough get-you-moving activities to fill a weekend getaway.

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