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Winter Getaways

Winter doesn't mean you have to stay home in the Midwest! Whether you'd love to enjoy the snowy outdoors or have a cozy indoor getaway, we have ideas for winter escapes throughout the Midwest. 

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On a cold February morning, the collective honking of hundreds of swans rises like a stadium roar as the birds gather in a narrow park wedged between two homes in...

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When Chicago's winter settles in, it’s tempting to build a blanket fort and lose yourself to a Downton Abbey marathon. But if you do, you’ll miss out on...

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Think winter in Wisconsin Dells means rocketing down indoor waterslides while the snow piles up outside? Well, it does. But it also means so much more. You don't...

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The prevailing narrative of winter says Mother Nature hibernates. But these 10 Midwest outdoor escapades turn winter into a season of exhilaration. Try hiking, snowshoeing, ice caving, luging, dog...
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Four towns along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe train line ring with holiday merriment. On winter weekends, cozy shops and restaurants offer a welcome place to shop and reconnect.
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A sleek new hotel connected to Minnesota's Mall of America—and a handful of other park-and-play destinations in the region—make for easy getaways, no coats required.
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Cure cabin fever with a visit to some of our favorite gardens and arboretums. Bundle up to stroll under snow-covered branches and follow animal trails—or escape to the tropics for an afternoon in one...
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Sure, the slopes rule at Midwest ski resorts. But you can have fun even if you never point skis downhill. These resorts, including Michigan's Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa, specialize in...
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Inventive food and plush cabins balance brisk hikes and rollicking rides on a perfectly woodsy winter getaway.
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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, a summertime vacation spot for many Chicago-area residents, reveals its artsy side each February, when snow sculptures nestle on the frozen shoreline.

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