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Savor a little European flavor in the Lake Michigan shore town of Holland, Michigan—no passport required.
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This 15 miles of Lake Michigan coastline, just one hour southeast of Chicago, feature towering sand dunes. Nearby Chesterton offers dining and lodging, but the attraction is the shore for swimming,...
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New Buffalo, St. Joseph and Benton Harbor (90 minutes east of Chicago) welcome visitors with pristine beaches, great shopping, lakeside restaurants and a front-row view of sunsets over Lake Michigan...
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Adventurous cooks and history lovers travel to elegant Villa Louis in southwest Wisconsin to prepare a Victorian breakfast in the mansion’s restored kitchen—no electricity allowed.
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Sun, sand and ... race cars? Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, offers heart-pumping action in a pretty resort area.
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The St. Joseph River serves as a sparkling backdrop for a weekend in South Bend, Indiana, home to the University of Notre Dame.
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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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When you need a day trip from Chicago or a weekend getaway from the big city, you don't have to go far. These escapes—including Amish Country, Indiana; Galena, Illinois; and Lake Geneva,...
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Whether you go storm-chasing, bread-baking, schooner-sailing or cattle-driving, you'll come home with stories your friends can't wait to hear.
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From Minnesota to Ohio, towns along the Midwest's Great Lakes capture the summer vacation spirit. Here are some of our favorite Great Lakes getaways, with tips on exploring each one.

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