From North Dakota to Ohio and Kansas to Michigan, explore the best road trips, adventures, and things to do in the Midwest U.S. Our guides cover everything from top dining, adventures, attractions, and more.
The St. Louis skyline and Gateway Arch with the Mississippi River in the foreground at twilight.
St. Louis

St. Louis: Make Your Dollar Go Further

St. Louis is known for welcoming families of all ages with open arms. Here’s a handy guide to help you see this piece of the Midwest on a budget.

A group of Penguins in the zoo wait to be fed.

Minneapolis: Make Your Dollar Go Further

This Minnesota city has attractions that appeal to both kids and grown-ups – and your budget! Add these affordable stops to your Minneapolis family vacation list.

Detroit's Belle Isle Aquarium.

Detroit: Make Your Dollar Go Further

History, culture, art, and outdoor adventures make Detroit the perfect family vacation destination. Check out this guide to affordable attractions in the Detroit area.

Sunset behind Chicago skyline from the water in winter.

Chicago: Make Your Dollar Go Further

You really can have big fun in a big city without a big bill. Just check out these family-friendly Chicago attractions that will make your dollar go further.

Top Winter Activities in Minnesota

We’ve compiled the best Minnesota has to offer in the winter, from the top skiing, snowboarding, and ice fishing experiences to the best restaurants.


Things to Do in Chicago: Kid-Friendly Attractions

The Windy City offers a variety of attractions to suit everyone. Here’s a guide to some of the best things to do and see with your family in Chicago.


Things to Do in Chicago: 72 Hour Guide

With 72 hours in Chicago, you can dive deep into the city’s top historic attractions, restaurants, shopping areas, and a lot more in the downtown core.

The Eads Bridge over the Mississippi River with the St. Louis city skyline illuminated as the sun sets.
St. Louis

Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in St. Louis

Looking for budget-friendly activities for your next family vacation to St. Louis, Missouri? Fill your travel agenda with these affordable activities.

Homemade smoked barbecue St. Louis style pork ribs.
St. Louis

48 Hour Guide to St. Louis

From a popular interactive museum that resembles a jungle gym, to the landscaping art oasis that is Citygarden, to where to find some of the best BBQ of your life, here’s a must-see guide to spending 48 hours in St. Louis.

Crowd enjoys food truck fare.

Feast on Food Truck Fare in Motor City

If you’re visiting Detroit, make sure to grab a meal at one of these food trucks. From mac and cheese to baked goods, the Motor City has something for everyone.

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