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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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You don't have to give up your waterpark fun this winter, but consider adding some of these activities to your itinerary. Take a dip in a heated outdoor pool, zipline over snow-covered trees in...
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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 standard ski slopes and highlight...
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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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Whether you want to shed stress or find some inner peace this year, these retreats will give you the inspiration and skills to keep those New Year’s resolutions. (Bonus: You’ll get plenty of...
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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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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 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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