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When British billionaire Richard Branson announced the 2015 opening of the world’s first Virgin Hotel in downtown Chicago, he promised a fresh approach to lodging. And he delivered. Here are some of...
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Top picks in Columbus include the Center of Science and Industry, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and North Market.
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The smaller “twin,” the capital city charms visitors with Victorian-Era mansions, a concentration of museums and the 1905 capitol topped by four golden horses.
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The larger of the Twin Cities does everything on a grand scale. It has more theater seats per capita than any city outside New York, it has the largest mall in America, and its miles of trails trace...
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The University of Iowa anchors the state’s original capital, where the old statehouse, a vaudeville-era theater and eclectic dining enliven a stay.
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No matter your gridiron allegiance, Green Bay delivers a winning lineup of interesting places to eat, play and stay.
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We spent hours walking, kayaking, swimming and, of course, sampling food from snack shacks. These seven beaches offer the best mix of sandy fun and cosmopolitan flair.