Sometimes you don’t want to deal with flight delays and all around airport hassles! These family-friendly, midwest destinations are close enough to jump in your car and cruise into for a quick few days away- within a days drive or less!
Santa Claus, IN
It’s Christmas all year in Santa Claus! This town even hosts a holiday themed theme park and you won’t find a bigger selection of ornaments anywhere!
Rock and roll man! Visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or hit the beach in this fun city by the lake!
Possibly one of the most underrated cities of the Midwest, Milwaukee has it all! Beaches, a river walk, museums and fantastic dining!
Petoskey has my heart for Midwest Cities! With a quant downtown, skiing in the winter and Lake Michigan Shores in the summer, it’s the perfect mix of Up-North, but with every thing you need. (Neighboring Harbor Springs is a must visit too!)
Honky tonk town has gone through a major makeover through the last decade and Nashville now hosts numerous pretty boutique hotels and restaurants that rival Chicago- plus live music every. single. day.
This college town is always bustling and offers something for every age. Music, art and good eats abound.
This city isn’t just the Mall of America! Each neighborhood has it’s own personality and activities/events are plenty both winter and summer!
Traverse City, MI
Yes, TC, as we Michiganders like to call it, has EXPLODED in popularity, but it’s just as wonderful as it’s ever been! Wineries are a big draw here, but with beaches (little traverse bay is gorgeous and calm!), a children’s museum, live music and festivals through the year TC has something for every age.
Southwest Michigan Coast
As soon as you enter the state of Michigan from Indiana, adorable beach towns line the coast. Each one hosts quaint shops, restaurants and gorgeous beaches!
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