We know life in the city can be exhausting and when you have toured every tourist attraction with every single visiting relative, it can get kind of boring. We took the pleasure of mapping out fun locations around Chicago that can make for a great weekend getaway!
Grab your suits and hit one of America’s largest indoor waterparks, the 125,000-square-foot park at Kalahari Resorts.
Scale back a little at the 76,000-square-foot Great Wolf Lodge, where the “Fort Mackenzie” attraction is a don’t-miss, thanks to 12 levels of treehouse outfitted with suspension bridges and water games.
With indoor-outdoor waterparks, golf, dining, and a spa to unwind in, this resort has it all in one facility—including groceries.
Wisconsin’s Indoor WaterparksTravel Time: Under 4 Hours
Kalahari Indoor Resort
Great Wolf Lodge Wisconsin
Wilderness Resort & Waterpark
Grand Harbor Resort
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
Travel Time: Under 6 Hours
Hit the slopes on one of 17 trails; trek the 1.8-mile mountaintop snowshoe trail or challenge yourself with jumps and a quarter-pipe.
Experience iron mining in an underground train tour of 2,600 feet of drifts and tunnels—400 feet below the surface.
The skier-friendly property offers quaint rooms and slope-side fireplace condos.
Touch pools, gators, otters, and nature trails spotlight Mississippi River wildlife.
Iron Mountain Iron Mine
Pine Mountain Golf & Ski Resort
Exploring Mississippi in DubuqueTravel Time: Under 4 Hours
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Celebration River Cruises
Take in America’s second-longest waterway on a deluxe 800-passenger riverboat—short and full-day excursions are narrated, and dinner cruises are available.
I will keep you'll posted on new travel destinations in the future. Please comment below if you have attended these places below, I would love to read your experiences.