As cowboys pushed the great cattle herds across Kansas' endless plains, they longed to glimpse Wichita on the horizon. Today, the city—with museums along the riverfront and fresh dining options—makes a welcome oasis along Interstate-35.
The larger of the Twin Cities likes to perform on a grand scale.
When you visit the largest city on Michigan's Sunset Coast, you get a twofer—a bustling town with great food and drink, plus the whole glorious region around it, rich with vineyards, orchards, lighthouses and sand dunes.
The Gateway to the West is a getaway in its own right, especially for families ready to explore. The unrivaled Arch is an icon, and you definitely won't go hungry.
The Windy City's pizzazz—like its pizza—is no secret. You can't possibly see and taste everything on one trip (or even fit every must-do into a bucket list … ahem, Navy Pier, the Riverwalk, the Mag Mile and The Bean). And that's exactly why we love it.
Roaring jet boats and hydroplanes, burbling waterfalls and clinking glasses provide summer's soundtrack in Madison, Indiana.
20 Top Things to Do in Kansas
Like its endless-sky sunsets, the Sunflower State expands horizons with urban exploration and cultural experiences.
In 2019, Mikah Meyer became the first person to experience all 400-plus U.S. National Park Service sites in a single 200,000-mile swoop. The trek evolved from a bucket list journey to a mission of promoting his LGBTQ+ Outside Safe Space initiative to nearly 70,000 Instagram followers and beyond.
Sandusky Trip Guide
Most people come here for Cedar Point, the self-proclaimed "Roller Coaster Capital of the World," but there's plenty to explore between thrills.