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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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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.
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There might not be any tiki bars in sight, but islands sprinkled throughout the northern Midwest promise their own brand of fun.
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These swimming destinations hidden in the heart of the Midwest will cool off even the hottest summer days.
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Whether you're searching for serenity or want to make a splash, we have the place for your perfect lakeside vacation in states such as Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri, Ohio, Minnesota and Iowa.
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A drive through the rolling hills of Wisconsin ends at farms offering more than just produce. Try their pizza hot off a wood-fired oven in a serene setting.
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Enjoy a fun blast from the past at the region's best diners, drive-ins and other spots that celebrate a more carefree era.
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Experience the charm of Wisconsin's small towns, which offer distinctive restaurants, lodging and attractions.
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Vacationing in Hayward or Minocqua means reconnecting with nature, family and yourself.
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A backroad getaway in Holmes County, Ohio, reveals the quiet life and artistry of Amish shops, restaurants and homes.

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