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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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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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Romance, of course, can be wherever the two of you are. But wonderful surroundings help. We found some of the most romantic places anywhere in the Midwest—in the city and country. All you have to do...
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These lodgings offer exceptional service, plush accommodations and plenty of fun ways to spend snowy days. You'll be glad you got snowed in!
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Join the fun at these festivals in cities, small towns and along the biggest of the Great Lakes.

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