Saint John’s Resort

What started in the 1940s as a seminary is now a luxurious, overnight destination in Plymouth, Michigan, a short drive from Detroit. 

Giant Public Art Sculptures

From a towering mailbox to a giant golf tee, the intricate details and bright colors of these larger-than-life works capture visitors’ imaginations in Casey, Illinois.

Giant mailbox in Casey, Illinois (photo courtesy of Casey Chamber of Commerce)

Niagara Bound Tours

Explore the stories of those who sought freedom from slavery with this car-caravan tour that visits historic locations across the Niagara Region of Ontario

Travelers listening to tour guide on Niagara Bound Tours in the Niagara Region of Ontario (photo courtesy of Niagara Bound Tours)

Young People’s Theatre

This Toronto, Ontario, theater’s philosophy is that “only the best is good enough for children.” It stages high-quality, professional productions of both classic and contemporary plays for kids. 

Performers on stage at Young People’s Theatre in Toronto, Ontario (photo by Lauren Garbutt Photography))

National Aviary

Over 500 birds, many unique and endangered, live in this expansive aviary in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is the only independent, indoor zoo dedicated to birds in the nation. 

Three African penguins swimming at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (photo by Mike Faix))

Bald Eagle Watching in Southwest Illinois

This entire region of Illinois is one of the prime winter nesting sites in the Midwest for American bald eagles. Plan your visit around one of these events. 

Bald eagle mid-flight in southwest Illinois (photo by Scott Evers))

The Greenbrier’s Bunker Tour

in 1962, a top-secret government bunker was completed deep underneath this White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, resort. Today, visitors can tour the 12,000-square-foot facility. 

The Greenbrier’s bunker in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia (photo courtesy of The Greenbrier)

Inn and Spa at Walden

Lounge within one of the six styles of suites, including the 1,250-square-foot loft suite, or head to the spa for a variety of treatments at this luxurious Aurora, Ohio, getaway spot.

Two women in robes at the Inn and Spa at Walden in Aurora, Ohio (photo courtesy of Inn and Spa at Walden)

The Church Brew Works

Housed inside a deconsecrated church that opened its doors to worshippers around the turn of the 20th century, this Pittsburgh brewery has become a destination for craft beer fans.

Interior of The Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (photo courtesy of The Church Brew Works))

Medieval Torture Museum

This macabre museum in Chicago showcases more than 100 torture devices — 30% of which are original to their time, while the rest are replicas that give visitors an idea of their craft and use.

Torture instruments at the Medieval Torture Museum in Chicago, Illinois (photo courtesy of Medieval Torture Museum))

Holidays at Anakeesta Mountaintop Adventure Park

This attraction in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, sits on 70 acres and boasts opportunities for dining and shopping, a mountain coaster and a treetop walk.

Person walking over illuminated suspension bridge at sunset at Gatlinburg, Tennessee’s Anakeesta Mountaintop Adventure Park (photo courtesy of Anakeesta Mountaintop Adventure Park))
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