Around the Region

Explore the Midwest with stories and ideas that give you the best destinations across all the Midwest—Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin—plus tips for exploring bordering states such as Arkansas, Kentucky and Oklahoma.

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9 Midwest Destinations Perfect for Solo Travelers
Energetic urban centers, woodsy retreats, laid-back lakes: here are our favorite Midwest spots for travelers kickin' it solo. 
The Best Midwest Stargazing Destinations
Show up after dark at any of these prime Midwestern stargazing locations for a glimpse at the cosmic wonders overhead.
8 of the Most Bike-Friendly Destinations in the Midwest
From urban jaunts to small-town rides, each of these cities holds unique experiences that can only be enjoyed on two wheels.
12 Editor Picks for Summer 2022
A quirky 2D cafe, a green sauce you'll want to spoon over everything, hand-sewn pennants and more, all curated by our writers and editors.
14 Fresh Places to Eat, Drink, Play & Stay This Summer
Hot off the minds of Midwest travel writers: a fresh look at where to eat, drink, play and stay around the region.
Meet the Midwest's Major League Baseball Parks
The Midwest is home to nine Major League Baseball stadiums—one for every inning in a regulation game. Here's a scouting report on each one's perks and personality.
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When and Where to See the Northern Lights in the Midwest
We've found a few of the best places to observe this otherworldly phenomenon.
8 Midwest Flea Markets to Add to Your Must-Visit List
Calling all collectors! Your next prized find may be waiting at one of these Midwest markets.
11 Fresh Places to Eat, Drink, Play & Stay This Spring

Hot off the minds of Midwest travel writers: a fresh look at where to eat, drink, play and stay around the region as the weather warms.