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Teatime in Chicago

No need to lift your pinkie. These trending Chicago afternoon affairs serve up all the elegance with none of the old stuffiness.
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Getaway to Mt. Vernon in Southern Illinois

Creativity rules in the southern Illinois town of Mt. Vernon. While you’ll want to stroll the historic downtown along Ninth Street with lights twinkling overhead, plan plenty of time for the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, an 85-acre estate that includes the Mitchell Museum and the Goldman-Kuenz Sculpture Park.
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Where to Indulge Your Chocolate Cravings In and Around Chicago

The Windy City, long a candy capital, is packed with chocolate goodness—shops, cafes, even cocoa-scented spa treatments.
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Top Things to Do in Ottawa, Illinois

At the confluence of the Illinois and Fox rivers (about 90 minutes southwest of Chicago), Ottawa opens doors to compelling history and natural beauty.
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Best Midwest Family Vacations

Head for a sparkling lake, explore big-city science and nature museums, or enjoy hiking and biking in state parks. The Midwest delivers great family getaways in destinations like Branson, Missouri; Brainerd Lakes, Minnesota; the Black Hills of South Dakota; Traverse City, Michigan; Indianapolis and more. Check out two dozen of our top picks for family vacation destinations.
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12 New Experiences in Chicago

The new year looks especially enchanting in Chicago with art-themed hotels, concept restaurants, a pop-up tea party and more.
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Travel Hot List: 5 Things We're Crushing on This Winter

Bring skates to a new park trail. Buy a personal poem written on the spot. And pour a glass of ice wine (which doesn’t mean on the rocks).
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5 Midwest Resorts for the Ultimate Escape

Sometimes next-level relaxation requires slipping into another world. These Midwest resorts can take you there—overnight or just for a day.
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This Illinois Professor Helps Bring Sustainable Seafood to Your Door

Thanks to an Illinois professor and an Alaska fisherman, you can get a monthly seafood subscription box shipped right to your Midwest home.