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13 Editor Tips For The Holidays

Top finds from our writers and editors for home, garden, life and travel. Check out Kraft paper projects, a new cookie cookbook, holiday light displays and more.

Holiday Escapes Sweepstakes

Enter for a chance to win $2,000 toward your own holiday getaway!

New Midwest Boutique Hotels

If you’re feeling safe about travel and are looking for new lodging choices, keep these Midwest hotels on your short list. Some are already open; others plan to open soon.

15 Great Midwest Winter Weekend Escapes

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 frosty window-shopping.

Favorite Midwest Parks for Fall Color

Whether you're up for a short ramble or a more adventurous outing, we've got ideas throughout the Midwest for parks where you can stretch your legs and enjoy the best of Midwest fall color.

100 Best Midwest Small-Town Getaways

Midwest Living editors have been visiting the region's small towns for more than 30 years. Here are our top 100 places to escape for a little  sightseeing and relaxing.

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30 Great Midwest Fall Color Getaways

Take a scenic drive; explore a city, state or national park; or wander the tree-shaded streets of a small town to enjoy fall getaways in the Midwest.

It’s Not Exactly the State Fair, But…

As the traditional state fair season starts across the Midwest, here are some ways to get a taste of the fair experience both in person and virtually.

Here’s Where to Get Your Fair Food Fix This Year

Your favorite state fair has likely been cancelled—but with a little sleuthing and good timing, you may find your favorite fair foods around your city.