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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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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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Don't let a snowy forecast stop you from setting aside time for a quick winter getaway. Head to the woods for a peaceful hike, curl up by the fire in a cozy cabin, or hit the town for some...
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Trade in the cold, white snowdrifts of the Midwest for the sugary sands, sun and fun at our top winter beach picks.
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Trade in winter's chill for these expeditions to a sunny dude ranch, a mystical subterranean river, breezy adventures along the Rio Grande and more.

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