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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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One of the nation’s top folk art schools is just warming up when winter’s stark beauty comes to Grand Marais.
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Chills, thrills and (yes) spills. When temps dip and snow falls, Michigan transforms into a whole new playground. These seven cold-weather activities go beyond your...

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Whether you want to get fit, shed stress or find some inner peace this year, these six retreats will give you the inspiration and skills to keep those New Year’s resolutions. (Bonus: You’ll get...
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Don’t waste another day longing for spring. Our guide shows you 12 ways to make this your best snow season ever in the Midwest.
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The best time to visit Wisconsin's Door County? Don't be surprised to hear many visitors say, "Winter."

Besides the obvious advantages—great deals on ...

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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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