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Best of the Midwest

Looking for the very best places to eat, stay and play in the Midwest? See what our writers and editors have found from years of traveling on getaways throughout the Midwest.

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We know it when we see it—and taste it. Hundreds of new places open in the Heartland each year, but these shine brightest. Now go and see for yourself!
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See our 20 favorite shots—selected by the art staff—from the 2013 issues of Midwest Living.
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After a full season of visiting Midwest campgrounds, we’ve picked these as the best for scenery and amenities.
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Explore the heart, history and oven-blistered perfection of 27 Midwest pizzerias. Then dig in.
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Browse our 25 favorite shots—selected by the art staff—from the 2012 issues of Midwest Living.
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We know it when we see it. We spotted a can’t-wait-to-check-it-out quality in all of these best new places to play, eat and stay. Now it’s your turn to visit when you’re ready to hit the road.
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To celebrate Midwest Living’s 25th anniversary, we chose our all-time favorite fall drives, the ones showcasing the best of the season and the region. All our drives deliver memorable scenery, towns...
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Midwest Living editors have been visiting the region's small towns for more than 20 years. Here are our top 100 places to escape for a little shopping, sightseeing and relaxing.
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Take a scenic drive; explore a city, state or national park; or wander the tree-shaded streets of a small town.
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Romance, of course, can be wherever the two of you are. But wonderful surroundings help. We found some of the most romantic places anywhere in the Midwest—in the city and country. All you have to do...

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