16 Aug Great Weekend Getaways To Book Now
Vacation planning is a lot of fun but planning weekend getaways can be just as much fun with less stress. When we’re planning vacations we often have to consider five to seven days of lodging, activities, meals and travel arrangements. Weekend getaways are usually just a quick car ride and are a bit more spontaneous and fun. While beaches and large cities are always obvious choices, if you live in the Midwest and are looking for some fun weekend getaway destinations make sure you check out these top spots for weekend getaways.
3 Must Visit Midwest Weekend Getaway Destinations
- Lake Geneva Wisconsin
- South Western Michigan
- Galena Illinois
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Lake Geneva Wisconsin literally has something for everyone. This quaint Midwest small town is home of the prestigious Wrigley and Morton Families. Chicagoans have been referring to Lake Geneva as the Hampton’s of the Midwest for decades. Lake Geneva is the second deepest inland lake in Wisconsin. This makes it a boaters dream. There are several small towels surrounding the lake and each have their own beaches as well as dining and shopping options. The town of Lake Geneva has lakeside resorts, hotels, inns and B&B’s. This fantastic variety offers romantic getaway lodging, girls’ weekend trips, family getaways and even mens’ golfing trips. The resorts just off the main shopping district such as The Grand Geneva or Lake Delevan all feature impressive golf courses as well as day spas. The hotels and resorts along the lake front such as The Cove have impressive swimming pools for children who want to have access to a great pool and a beach. Thrill seekers can enjoy the canopy zip line tour and serious shoppers can take a quick half hour ride east to the Kenosha outlets.
South Western Michigan
South Western Michigan is not simply one town but rather a string of beach towns that are scattered along one of the most impressive wine trails of the Midwest. Towns like St. Joseph and Holland feature carousels, family amusement and soft sandy beaches for families to relax and enjoy the sun and fun. Couples or groups will enjoy the wine trail. There are coach busses that pick up at many destinations and travel to several wineries all in one day. These tours must be pre-booked but they include multiple stops and lunch. This region is bustling with nature trails, dunes and small town dining options that make it the perfect weekend getaway destination. St. Joseph has a few impressive inns that overlook Lake Michigan and allow for outside patio dining during breathtaking sunsets. Watervliet is more inland and has typical chain hotels as well as a Safari Joe’s water park for the families that want a bit more excitement for their little ones.
Galena IL is a couples get away destination. It is located in the North Western most point of Illinois. This town has impressive resorts such as Chestnut Mountain that feature skiing and tubing in the winter months and an alpine slide and mini golf during the warmer weather. Downtown Galena is lined with historical buildings and B&B’s. Galena has been features in many Midwest magazines and the impressive Jail House Inn has been name as the best inn in the world by several travel booking sites. This town features one of a kind dining, eclectic pubs and shopping. There are wineries, distilleries, golf and canopy tours as well as kayaking and boating excursions along the Mississippi river.
Any of these top 3 Midwest travel destinations are a quick ride from the Chicago Metro area and allow for fun and relaxation. Accommodations can be made for a romantic get-away or a family trip.