Jane Simon Ammeson

Rising more than 1,000 feet over the Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, this spot provides panoramic vistas of skyscrapers, streets and vast blue of Lake Michigan. 

The Ghosts and Gangsters tour offers a fun way to explore Chicago while connecting with its history.

The former home of the world’s largest Coca-Cola bottling plant is now a downtown Indianapolis nightlife destination. 

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See and learn about some of the most famous buildings in Chicago, Illinois, from the water during this Chicago River cruise. 

This Union Pier, Michigan, spot not far from the trendy beach towns along Lake Michigan offers an oasis of forests, gardens and orchards on a curve of the Galien River.

This former farm in Goshen, Kentucky, is now a food-and-drink destination that offers overnight stays. 

Explore the history of the region as well as the nature supported by the Hoosier State’s famous lakeside sand dunes in Porter, Indiana. 

Get a family-friendly taste of the outlaw life by riding horses on guided tours and exploring caverns in Cave City, Kentucky

These cabins located along the Ohio River in Derby and Cannelton, Indiana, offer relaxing places to stay and play. 

James Beard Award-winning journalist Steve Dolinsky’s food tours show Chicago has much more to offer than deep-dish pies. 

James Beard Award-nominated executive chef Ouita Michel’s Lexington, Kentucky, seafood spot is all about sourcing local ingredients. 

This Paradise, Michigan, park on the state’s Upper Peninsula is known for its famous root-beer-hued waterfall.

In addition to its proximity to Toronto’s mix of theaters, restaurants and shops, this luxury hotel is also a short walk away from the Lake Ontario shoreline. 

Get into the spirit of Halloween at this 52-room mansion in Detroit, Michigan. Completed in 1894 it now houses an award-winning restaurant.