8 Midwest Travel Destinations to See At Least Once

Detroit, Michigan

Discover Detroit s resurgence with fine-dining restaurants, swanky bars, and trendy hotels. Visit the Henry Ford Museum and the Detroit Institute of Arts. 

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, recently named the best city in the U.S., offers attractions like Shedd Aquarium, Lincoln Park Zoo, and iconic jazz clubs. Enjoy architecture tours, the Lakefront Trail, and diverse dining. 

Madison, Wisconsin

Madison boasts the University of Wisconsin s flagship campus, Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, and the State Street area with shops and restaurants. 

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis shines in summer with lakes, parks, and the Mississippi River. Explore Minnehaha Falls and local music scenes. Enjoy farm-to-table dining and stay at the stylish Hewing Hotel.

Traverse City, Michigan

Traverse City is known for its charming town, cherry pies, and excellent Riesling. It's a top summer golf destination with the Grand Traverse Resort s acclaimed course. 

Mackinac Island, Michigan

Mackinac Island offers old-world elegance without motorized vehicles. Relax with beach walks, carriage rides, and historic restaurants. Stay at the Grand Hotel with its world s longest porch.

Indiana Dunes Park

Explore nearly 200-foot-high sand dunes, rare bird sightings, and wildflowers. Hike over 50 miles of trails through dunes, wetlands, prairies, and forests. 

Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland Art Museum and the Natural History Museum. Enjoy the city s sports events, restaurants, and breweries. Stay at the historic Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade.